The ancient Greeks named the Sea Buckthorn plant Hippophae Rhamnoides, which literally means ‘shiny horse’. Sea Buckthorn truly is a superfood for horses – and humans!
A deciduous shrub which grows happily in Europe as well as Asia, the leaves, flowers, seeds and berries of Sea Buckthorn have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It is the distinctive orange berries which are particularly beneficial to horses containing the rare Omega 7 fatty acid, found in very few plants, as well as the essential fatty acids omegas 3, 6 and 9. Sea Buckthorn also boasts a very impressive profile of nutrients including polyphenols (which give plants their bright, vibrant colours), vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and K), minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.
Sea Buckthorn is excellent for horses with problematic guts, who suffer from poor nutrient absorption, have low or compromised immunity, exhibit signs of stress, have allergies/irritations and who lack vitality.
Sea Buckthorn is a key ingredient in Ulsa-Soothe.