Currently, there are an estimated 50 million menopausal women in the United States, and according to the NAMS (North American Menopause Society), approximately 2 million additional women per year will reach menopause.
Menopause is not a disease, but rather a natural occurrence in women’s lives as they age. The hormones estrogen and progesterone regulate menstrual cycles and keep the body fertile. As the aging process progresses, typically women in their 30s, the release of hormones begins to slow. The degeneration of these hormones becomes more evident in the 40s. When menstruation stops completely, the woman is in menopause. This usually occurs around age 50, however, for women who have had multiple cancer treatments or a hysterectomy, the age of 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 symptoms are temporary, however some remain in the postmenopausal years, including 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 contribute to the health of the mucous membranes, even where vaginal dryness occurs, the tract urogenital. Additional health benefits have been documented for other mucous membranes in the body, including the digestive, respiratory, and inner surfaces of the eyes.
The study determined that because sea buckthorn combines high levels of beneficial fatty acids, plant-based antioxidants, vitamins, and plant sterols, it showed numerous beneficial effects of sea buckthorn oil on mucous membranes. The results were recorded, which included: tissue regeneration, improvement of immune function and reduction of lipid peroxidation (responsible for the release of free radicals that cause cell damage).
Sea buckthorn oils, taken internally, contain the highest amount of Omega 7 of any known food source. It is Omega 7 that contains high levels of beneficial fatty acids, including Omegas 3, 6, 9, vitamins and antioxidants … in total more than 190 bioactive compounds.
The recommended daily dose is 250 mg. up to 500 mg. of Omega 7 taken internally. Sibu, LLC, a leader in premium Himalayan sea buckthorn products, will soon launch a new line of Omega 7 ingestible products called Sibu Seven. The entire line is derived from sea buckthorn fruit oils from a proprietary source and method that grow, harvest and produce the nutrient-dense fruit oil in pure ingestible products that contain no additional additives or preservatives.