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High in the Himalayas, there is a bight orange berry that has nourished generations of ancient mountain dwellers. Scientists call this wholesome berry Hippophae rhamnoides, but Himalayan natives call it "sea buckthorn". The primary ingredient of Sibu Beauty products can be found clinging to rock walls and growing along glacier-fed streams at elevations from 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level. Considered the roof of the world, the Himalayas are home to this willow-leaved, thorn and berry-laden plant.
Sibu founder Bruce McMullin stumbled across this unique fruit white visiting the region and was inspired to create a company based on sea buckthorn's remarkable properties and ancient folklore. Sibu is also known as the "Sea Buckthorn Company". McMullin and co-founder Ryan Lewis began the company by using science that was readily available. They found hundreds of studies which lauded the extraordinary levels of vitamin C & E, essential fatty acids and dozens of other bioactive substances found in sea buckthorn. Over 120 specific studies on seabuckthorn and countless studies on the biological properties found in Sea Buckthorn have shown that this little berry helps to promote health. Sea Buckthorn has earned its title of superfruit because it features a variety of powerful anti-oxidants and is the only plant in the world known to contain essential fatty acids 3, 6, 7, and 9.
Before sea buckthorn can be used to create a product, it must make a remarkable journey. Just as has been done for generations, villagers living high in the Himalayas harvest the sea buckthorn berries in the early hours of the morning. Only the berries that are perfectly ripe are chosen and gathered into cloth sack and then into large tubs to be sorted and immediately processed. Once the berries are picked, the processing time clock begins. Sea buckthorn berries must be picked in the cool hours of the morning before the intense radiation of the sun can rob the berries of their nutritive properties. Harvesters - more than 2500 people employed by Sibu - have only six to eight weeks to gather this precious fruit before it loses its potency. Because of Sibu's commitment to fair trade - those two months of employment provide enough income to sustain their families throughout the harsh winter. To capture it in its most potent state, the berry will be pureed that same morning in the local village where harvesters and their families have lived for hundreds of years. This is where ancient processing techniques meet modern technology. The berries are made into a traditional puree and then promptly delivered to Sibu's processing facilities, frozen and sent to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sibu has spent a great amount of time and effort to bring you the best sea buckthorn berries available in the world. Whenever possible, the company uses packaging, literature and shipping materials that are easily recyclable, met Forest Stewardship Council guidelines and promote a greener, more earth-friendly environment.
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from Northwestern Ontario
I gave these capsules an full 90 day trial and I can honestly say I don't see any improvement in how I feel, in the quality of my sleep or in the condition of my nails, skin or hair. In fact, I feel I get better results with a less expensive oil product such as cod liver oil. I love most sibu products, but I give this one a pass. No I would not reccomend that anyone put out this much money for these capsules.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from northern ontario
This is my third re-order of these cellular support capsules and it is my experience that they do offer numerous positive skin, nails, hair and general immune benefits. I increase my daily intake from 2 to 3 caps at bedtime during the height of winter flu and virus season with resulting effect of little down time from flu -like illnesses. In addition, I have also noticed improvement in my sleep patterns since starting this regular regimen with Sibu. Nails are stronger and hair is noticeably healthier, but I can't verify any dramatic improvement in tone for my over- fifty skin. I do however believe that my skin has an improved "glow" and radiance. So although somewhat pricey I do feel that there are demonstrated benefits to taking these cellular support capsules at certain times of the year.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
( 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Hanover Ontario
I was absolutely astonished within a day or two of using this product. I am a 911 police and fire dispatcher and have stress rash on my hands. It was even spreading under my finger nails. My thumbs were so painful that whenever I picked anything up the skin would split and start bleeding. The dermatologist I went to 9 years ago said there was no cure - it's caused by stress. Within a day or two of using these supplements my skin was actually starting to heal. I still get blisters popping up in the morning but instead of leaving me with peeling, scaling, flaking skin it actually heals. I don't have to wear nail polish to cover up my "dead people nails" and I'm not embarrassed to reach my hand out for change when I'm shopping or to shake hands with people. I ordered the liquid part of the supplement and my mother was so impressed she ordered some, too! My friends said they haven't seen my hands look this good in years! I take the supplements with food to avoid the aftertaste. I hope Sibu never leaves because I'm never going to stop supporting them now! They should send a weeks' supply of supplements in the Beauty Bag to get EVERYONE hooked. The only reason I ordered this originally was because I had the gift card for $29.97 and the product was [$]. I wasn't really familiar with the lines we had to choose from but I vaguely remembered hearing about Sea Buckthorn on Dr. Oz. I thought for 2 cents I'd give it a whirl. It's the best 2 cents I've ever spent! Thanks so much and I can't wait for them to come to the Shopping Channel so I can actually watch the product demonstration!
( 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great and effective
from Montreal, Quebec
I drink it before bedtime as what the tv rep is doing I find that with sleep it will enhance the effect of the pills to help the regeneration of cells. My skin looks more healthy and my breakouts is less aggressive, I'm hoping that it will continue to improve my skin condition.
( 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
greatest for feeling healthy and great
from victoria bc
you havent tried anything better tell you try sibu capsuals feel good for the body nails grow and hair looks great....