CAUTION: Beware of Low Quality, FAKE Sea Buckthorn Omega 7 Supplements!
Buyer Beware: You Get What You Pay For!
The market is flooded with adulterated, poor quality sea buckthorn - and we have the proof!
You get what you pay for, and sometimes, that means you get absolutely nothing at all.
We’ve said it many times before… not all sea buckthorn is created equal.
But just how different in quality & potency is SIBU T7® sea buckthorn compared to "other" sea buckthorn?
More on that in just a second… but beware, you might not like what you’re about to read.
You’ve probably shopped around online and have come across different brands selling sea buckthorn omega 7 supplements.
But did you know, many of the common selling sea buckthorn omega 7 product being sold may not even be real sea buckthorn?
We even came across one product that claims high, potent levels omega 7, only to find it tested with less than 0.5%.
You read that right, LESS THAN 0.5%!
Well it’s time we set the record straight. We’ll be stepping on some toes and that’s okay. False and misleading claims aren't just dishonest business practices, but it can be a danger to your health and well being.
....This bottle might look familiar?
The BIG Red Flags To Watch For...
As sea buckthorn & omega 7 continues gaining more and more popularity, there are more and more low quality, even fake supplements flooding the market
.... all to make quick buck, and at your expense. It's painfully easy to see why these products are able to sell at a fraction of the cost of SIBU Omega 7.
Here some of the key points you need to look watch for when shopping for a high quality sea buckthorn omega 7 supplement:
- False Potency Claims: This brand claims 4400 mg of sea buckthorn per one soft gel serving. However, the soft gel size itself is only a 500 mg. How can this claim possibly be accurate?
- Trusted, Safe Source: Unknown, unvetted sources of sea buckthorn can come from anywhere and everywhere with zero quality assurance and zero consistency. There's no way for you to discern what you're actually putting in your body and where it's coming from. Dangerous!
- Omega 7 Levels: This product doesn't specify how much omega 7 you're getting per serving. It could be none (and is highly likely). Omega 7 being the key marker of high quality sea buckthorn. This is a BIG red flag.
Can You Trust the Company? Here's Where it Gets Scary...
Dr. Marilyn Glenville (https://www.marilynglenville.com) in her article "Beware Of Fake Health Supplements!" states an alarming fact about these low quality, fake supplement sellers:
In other words, when a fake supplement fails, the seller simply opens creates a new label under a different brand name, opens a new account on any of the various seller platforms and they’re back in business selling the same sham of a product they were selling before to unsuspecting consumers.
So how many of these sea buckthorn brands are just low quality, even fake supplements that have simply been relabeled and resold under a new name?
What we do know is that when it comes to your health, don't cut corners to save a few bucks. You get what you pay for and that's especially true in the world of supplements.
How do we know? We tested some of the best-selling omega 7 supplements currently being sold and here is what we found…
The closest competitor measured up at only 24% omega 7.
Not bad, but SIBU T7® Turkestanica Sea Buckthorn guarantees a minimum of 45% omega 7, with averages ranging up to 50%.
That’s double the omega 7 than the most potent competitor.
What are the Dangers & Health Risks of Cheap Sea Buckthorn?
Aside from money wasted, the more concerning issue is what are these supplements doing to our health?
What are we actually putting in our body when we go for supplements solely based on price?
An article from Business Insider entitled Fake products sold by places like Walmart hold risks of everything from cyanide to rat droppings states:
(You read that right… “risks of everything from cyanide to rat droppings")
FAKE: Can You Even Trust the Reviews?...
Five star reviews have become a the go-to decider of a product’s true quality and efficacy, right?
So much so that many shoppers will base their buying decision off of those shiny yellow stars.
What if we told you many of those reviews were bought, or in other words, FAKES?
theHUSTLE digs deep into fake reviews revealing an average of up to 30% fake reviews!
This problem isn’t new, and it only continues to grow.
As more and more shoppers aim their buying decisions towards price over quality, more and more fake supplement sellers will emerge to fill the demand.
(graphic from theHUSTLE.com | Click here to read the full article 5-star phonies: Inside the Fake Review Complex)
5 Point Checklist to Never Fall for Fake Supplements Again
Shopping for lower priced supplements to find a “cheaper” cost will usually, if not always, cost far much more in terms of your health & safety, potentially consuming a product that is damaging to your health vs. beneficial.
When it comes to supplements, quality of ingredients is everything and it's one area you should never cut corners on.
Here a few tips to help ensure you’re always getting a quality supplement:
- Is it coming from a reputable brand/company & how long have they been in business?
- Be sure to look for an official website
- Do they guarantee specific levels of nutrients?
- Is the company transparent in their ingredient sourcing & ingredient listing?
- Do they have any official 3rd party certifications (USDA Organic, PETA, Ashley Koff, etc.)?