Good nutrition is important at all stages of life. Everybody needs the same nutrients, but the necessary amounts vary with age, and diet doesn’t always provide all the nutrients you need from childhood through your adult life.
There isn't enough evidence to confirm that sea buckthorn works for most of these health problems. But there is some limited research showing it might be helpful for:
In animal studies, sea buckthorn has also shown some promise in slowing the growth of tumors and ulcers. But more studies are needed.
Optimal doses of sea buckthorn have not been set for any condition. Quality and active ingredients in supplements may vary widely. This makes it very hard to set a standard dose.
Can you get sea buckthorn naturally from foods?
Sea buckthorn fruit or fruit juice can be found in certain jellies, juices, purees, sauces, drinks, and liquors. People do not usually eat the berries raw because they are acidic. The amount of sea buckthorn used in food is typically much less than that used for medicinal purposes.
What are the risks of taking sea buckthorn?
As a food, sea buckthorn is probably safe. Some research suggests it may also be safe when taken up to six months as a medicine.