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There are currently an estimated 50 million menopausal women in the United States today and, according to the NAMS (North American Menopause Society), approximately an additional 2 million women per year will be reaching menopause.
Menopause is not a disease but rather a natural occurrence in the lives of women as they age. The estrogen and progesterone hormones regulate menstrual cycles and keep the body fertile. As the aging process progresses, usually women in their late 30’s, the release of hormones begins to decrease. The degeneration of these hormones becomes more evident into their 40’s. When menstruation stops completely a woman is in menopause. Generally this occurs around the age of 50, however for women who have had various cancer treatments or a hysterectomy the age of the onset of menopause can be much lower.
Symptoms of menopause vary but generally include stress, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, thinning hair, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Most of the symptoms are temporary however a few remain into the post-menopausal years, which include vaginal dryness.
In a recent study conducted by The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Turku, Finland, it was concluded that sea buckthorn oil was a natural and effective solution to contributing to the health of mucous membranes including where vaginal dryness occurs, the urogenital tract. Additional benefits were documented in the health of other mucous membranes in the body including digestive, respiratory and the inner surfaces of the eyes.
The study determined that because sea buckthorn combines high levels of beneficial fatty acids, plant-derived antioxidants, vitamins and plant sterols it showed numerous beneficial effects of sea buckthorn oil on mucous membranes. The outcomes, which included: tissue regeneration, improved immune function and reducing lipid peroxidation (which is responsible for releasing free radicals that result in cell damage) were recorded.
Sea buckthorn oils, taken internally contain the highest amount of Omega 7 of any known food source. It is Omega 7 that holds high levels of beneficial fatty acids including Omegas 3, 6, 9, vitamins, and antioxidants… in total over 190 bio active compounds.
The recommended daily dosage is from 250 mg. to 500 mg. of Omega 7 taken internally. Sibu, LLC, leaders in premium Himalayan sea buckthorn products, will soon release a new line of ingestible Omega 7 products called Sibu Seven. The entire line is derived from sea buckthorn fruit oils from a proprietary source and method that grows, harvests and produces the nutrient-dense fruit oil into pure ingestibles that contain no additional additives or preservatives.