Sea Buckthorn Oil is Obliphica Oil and Obiphica Oil is Sea Buckthorn Oil – in Israel


Yes, obliphica oil is a synonym for Sea Buckthorn Oil. As far as I can tell it’s only utilized for Sea Buckthorn Oil used in products consumed and/or made in Israel – Obliphica Oil. Personally I think it’s just a created term to sound more exotic than straight Sea Buckthorn Oil. Just guessing here.

Other names for Sea Buckthorn are Sallow Thorn and Hippophae rhamnoides.

P.S. Check out our Sea Buckthorn juice, Sea Buckthorn Fusion. Seabuckthorn Fusion™ is a synergistic blend of some of nature’s most powerful, antioxidant rich superfruit and berry juices.


Dr. Marcus Ettinger, B.Sc., D.C.

Organic sea buckthorn oil better when combined with other foods and oils

100% Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil

Question: Hello Dr, and thank you for the opportunity to ask you health questions regarding caoh’s products. I have been trying to ascertain if I should take this your sea buckthorn oil on an empty stomach. I had called and asked someone who answered the phone, and she said she takes it on an empty stomach, but I got the feeling that she wasn’t sure which was best either (empty vs. with food) so I wanted to ask you what you think.

Thank you!


Answer:  James,

Since sea buckthorn oil it is a food, it will digest better when combined with other foods. Also, this particular oil will be more effective if combined with a complete spectrum of essential fatty acids, like our Ultra Omega 3-6-9 (2 per day).

What are you looking at handling and maybe I can make a better recommendation.


Marcus Ettinger, BSc, DC

Sea buckthorn in the news

organic sea buckthorn oil

organic sea buckthorn oil

In a study published in the August 2011 issue of Food Research International, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi found that sea buckthorn berries to be nutrient-rich, packed with vitamins A, K, E, C, B1 and B2, fatty acids, lipids, organic acids, amino acids, carbohydrates, folic acid, and flavonoids.

Sea buckhorn oil is currently used by health care professionals and lay people alike to alleviate such conditions as: eczema, sunburns, mouth dryness and ulcers, gastric ulcers, urinary tract inflammations, genital ulcers, sinus inflammation and eye dryness.

From CAOH: Our Sea Buckthorn oil is certified organic?  First of all, it guarantees that you are getting a product that is free of additives, chemicals and preservatives.  Secondly, because buying certified organic Sea Buckthorn ensures that you are actually getting Sea Buckthorn oil.  We have been selling Sea Buckthorn for about 7 years, and since Dr. Oz’s recent recommendation Sea Buckthorn has increased in popularity.  It has also increased the number of Sea Buckthorn products on the market and many of them are not pure Sea Buckthorn or may not even contain Sea Buckthorn.  Buying certified organic Sea Buckthorn ensures that you are buying the real thing at its best!

Are there any reactions with medications such as blood pressure, diabetes, or cholesterol or other vitamins that I should be aware of before taking any of this sea buckthorn?


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Question: Dear Dr. Ettinger,

Are there any reactions with medications such as blood pressure, diabetes, or cholesterol or other vitamins that I should be aware of before taking any of this sea buckthorn? I also take vitamin C, vitamin E and fish oil.

Answer: Linda,

You will be fine with the addition of our organic sea buckthorn oil!

It sounds like you would also benefit from our CaliTrim. It is very safe, effective and I use it in my practice to help support my patients with sugar and cholesterol problems. It can be taken with cholesterol and/or diabetic medication. It may even help you get off of some of them.


Dr. Ettinger

Seabuckthorn reviewed on Dr. Oz show

Seabuckthorn fights gum disease – who knew!

Seabuckthorn berriesOn March 11, 2011 Dr Oz reviewed the health benefits of the seabuckthorn oil with guest Dr. Gerald P. Curatola, an expert in rejuvenation dentistry.  They discussed its role as the best secret weapon against gum and dental disease for its rich nutritional content, anti-inflammatory, high antioxidant properties, and high omega content.  This is a wonderful new application for this product, and another example of the multiple uses of natural supplements.

Seabuckthorn oil is an effective health and beauty powerhouse, which California Academy of Health (CAOH) started selling approximately 7 years ago, even before it was widely available and at that time not certified organic, but simply wild harvested.  Seabuckthorn provides nourishing properties to the skin, hair and nails. The tiny Seabuckthorn berry, about one-third the size of a blueberry, offers a powerful combination of nutrients, vitamins and health benefits that are unmatched.  The seabuckthorn berry (Hippophae rhamnoides) has been one the least publicized of all super fruits/berries, but this tiny yellow/orange jewel delivers more than 190 bioactive nutrients, is packed with antioxidants, and offers more vitamin C than just one orange.

Our 100% organic, cold pressed, Seabuckthorn oil is loaded with essential omega fatty acids 3, 6 and 9.  In addition, it contains omega 7 fatty acids, a rare and vital component for healthy hair, skin and nails.  Seabuckthorn Oil naturally relieves dry patches of skin, acne, dermatitis, rosacea, and scars. Skin rapidly absorbs the moisture and the oil is suitable for all ages and skin types. Our therapeutic grade, certified organic oil is 100% pure with no additives or preservatives.

CAOH's Seabuckthorn is 100% pure and is organic, contains no preservatives, dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium or yeast. It can be used internally and externally.  Note that many Seabuckthorn oils being offered are only to to be used externally!  It is important to note the difference when buying!

Click here to read some Seabuckthorn Lore and Facts!

There are many different types of products using seabuckthorn now, but note that juice products using seabuckthorn have had much of the oils removed and even use powders to fortify their juices.  This in and of itself is not bad, but the Seabuckthorn berry does not really lend itself to yummy juice.  It is a hard berry that is in fact pretty bitter tasting.  Seabuckthorn is not a berry you'd pluck from the vine and pop in your mouth!  However, the resulting oil from the berry and seeds is really the best way to deliver the product – in fact the berry yields are between 25% and 50% oil.  The resulting oil highly concentrates all of its best properties.   CAOH's Seabuckthorn Oil is just two wonderful ounces of this pure oil!

Many of our customers love to combine our organic Tamanu oil with the seabuckthorn oil for use topically.  It is a 1 – 2 punch on dry patches of skin, acne, dermatitis, rosacea, and scars.  Additionally, our seabuckthorn oil is a great oil to mix with our organic oregano oil – it helps to tone down the taste and strength of the oregano oil.

Click here to get some!

Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil for Dry Eye Syndrome

Question: This product (Pure Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil) was recommended to me for dry eyes. Does it help this condition, and if so, how?  Thank you.

Emma Reid

Answer: Emma,

Research has shown that Sea Buckthorn Oil may help relieve symptoms of “dry eye syndrome”. Sea buckthorn is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

In one study, researchers recruited 100 adults with symptoms of “dry eye syndrome”, a condition that occurs when the eyes don’t produce enough to tears to stay properly lubricated. For three months, participants took two grams of sea buckthorn oil or a placebo each day. By the study’s end, those who’d taken sea buckthorn oil showed a reduction in several dry eye symptoms (including redness and burning).

In my practice I have found that increasing one’s intake of essential fatty acids has helped ease dry eye symptoms. I like a combination of Pure Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil and our Ultra Omega 3-6-9.

Please let me know how this works out for you. Give it at least 3 months, and make sure you also drink your 8 glasses of water each day.


Dr. Marcus Ettinger

Organic certification is the hallmark of quality!

An organic update from CAOH

One of the earmarks of a high quality supplement company is demonstrated by their Organic Certification.  In order to receive this certification, you go through a rigorous inspection process to ensure that the products you are offering meet all the guidelines. 

CAOH goes through this inspection process every year!  (We just did again!)  We want to make sure you know that we are making every effort to keep our quality and value ahead of the curve.

Whenever possible, buy organic!

Organic products form CAOH®

Important: Why is it important that products be certified organic?  First of all, it guarantees that you are getting a product that is free of additives, chemicals and preservatives.  Secondly, because buying certified organic ensures that you are actually getting the real item.  Buying certified organic ensures that you are buying the real thing at its best!

Here is a list of our organic products:

Goji Fusion® – Goji Juice w/ Camu Camu
From Our Perfect oji Garden™
32 oz – Lycium barbarum L.
Amazonian Camu Camu
USDA Certified Organic!
Absolute Goji™ 100% Pure Goji Juice
100% Pure Goji Juice
Certified Organic
17 oz – Lycium barbarum L.
Organic Goji Berries
Hand Picked and Sun Dried
16 oz Bags 500mg
No Sales Tax!
Absolute Goji™ 100% Pure Goji Juice
100% Pure Goji Juice
Certified Organic
17 oz – Lycium barbarum L.
Mangosteen Elixir®
Certified Organic Mangosteen
32 oz – 100% Pure
Mangosteen and Fruit Juices
Absolute Mangosteen™
100% Pure Mangosteen Juice
Certified Organic and Kosher
17 oz – Garcinia mangostana L.
Certified Organic Acai
32 oz Superfruit Therapy Drink
The absolute finest available!
Absolute Acai Powder™
Fresh New Batch
Absolute Acai Powder™
Freeze Dried Acai Powder
100% Pure – 120 Grams – 4 oz
100% USDA Organic and Kosher
Absolute Acai Capsules™
100 – 500mg Vegetable Capsules
Made from organic freeze dried Acai.
Maqui Max™
Certified Organic Maqui Juice Blend
32 oz – 100% Pure Juice
Maqui + Fruit and Berry Juices
Almost Nude Noni Juice™
Certified Organic Noni and Kosher
Certified Tahitian Noni
32 oz Bottles
98% Pure Noni Juice
Totally Nude Noni Juice™
Organic Tahitian Noni Juice
Certified 100% Pure Organic Noni
32 oz Bottles
High Molecular Weight Polysaccharide
Organic Aloe Vera Juice
with Red Grape Seed Extract
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Certified Organic – 100% Pure
2 oz Bottle (60 ml)
100% Tahitian Organic Tamanu Oil
USDA Certified Organic
Natural Skin and Wound Care
2oz Bottle
Oregano Oil (2 oz)
Pure and Organic
Natural Carvacrol equals 69
No Additives!
Flax Seed Oil – High Lignan Flax
High Lignan Flax Oil
1000 mg – 120 Softgels
Certified Organic & Non-GMO

Antioxidant Nutrients and Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Eczema is a chronic skin condition, characterized by dry, red, flaky patches of skin.  Eczema appears most commonly on the face, neck, elbows, wrists, knees, behind the ears, and on the scalp. During acute episodes, the patches become oozing, inflamed, and itchy.  There are currently two recognized classifications of dermatitis: atopic and contact.  Contact dermatitis is typically aggravated by direct skin contact with allergens, such as chemicals, wool, lanolin, soap, or cosmetics.  Atopic eczema is usually triggered by inhaled or ingested allergens, such as certain foods, pollen, dust, or animal dander.  Some literature discusses a third classification, "dysregulatory microbial eczemas."  This category refers to eczema caused by the introduction of microflora into the horny layer of the skin, and a breakdown in the epidermis, resulting in inflammation.

Food allergies appear to play a significant role in atopic dermatitis.  The presence of severe eczema has been associated with an increased tendency to produce food-specific IgE antibodies.  Although the subject is debated, maternal antigen exposure during pregnancy and lactation may increase the chance of eczema in infancy.  Studies have confirmed that women who avoid antigens during pregnancy and lactation, and exclusively breast feed have reduced occurrence of infants with atopic eczema.

Antioxidant nutrients help support the immune system especially when the body is under stress, thereby, reducing the risk of many illnesses including cancer, cardiovascular disease and other chronic degenerative diseases.  It is not advisable to take large amounts of one or two antioxidants while excluding the rest.  For optimal protection, a nutritional supplement program should include multiple antioxidants.  The primary antioxidants are vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, selenium, coenzyme Q10, and lipoic acid.  Also, there are other powerful antioxidant sources such as selenium, grape seed extract, and green tea.  There are many other nutrients that also function as antioxidants.

AA case-control, population-based study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition to investigate the link between antioxidant nutrient intake and the risk of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children.  The researchers enrolled 180 children with atopic dermatitis and 242 without AD all being five years old.  Their diets were assessed by using a validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire and fasting blood samples were used to analyze fat-soluble vitamins such as retinol, alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene and vitamin C.  The results were a reduction of AD by 56 percent in children with the highest intake of beta-carotene in comparison to children with the lowest intake.  There was a similar association with vitamin E at 67 percent, folic acid at 63 percent and iron at 61 percent reduction in AD risk.  Highest levels of alpha-tocopherol were associated with a 36 percent reduced risk of AD and retinol was at 26 percent lower risk.  The researchers stated “These findings suggest that higher antioxidant nutritional status reduces the risk of AD and that such risk-reduction effects depend on nutrient type.”

1. Oh SY, Chung J, Kim MK, et al. Antioxidant nutrient intakes and corresponding biomarkers associated with the risk of atopic dermatitis in young children. Eur J Clin Nutr. Jan 2010.

We offer several antioxidant rich supplements, but here are two to choose from:

Kidamins™: Liquid Multi Vitamins for Children age 1 through 12!

Liquid Power Multi-V™: Complex Multi Vitamins for the whole family.

Being troubled by eczema myself – I have found that Noni Juice, Tamanu Oil and Seabuckthorn Oil are quite helpful when my eczema flairs up!


The Wonder of Sebuckthorn Oil The Acne and Rosacea Miracle

Organic Seabuckthorn Oil

Sea Buckthorn oil is packed with wonderful bioactive compounds and nutrients.  This 2 oz bottle of Seabuckthorn oil is more nutrient packed than all the so-called Sea Buckthorn juices or powders.   Buying Sea Buckthorn in this form ensures that it is the most nutrient dense Sea Buckthorn available.  It is so naturally concentrated that 1 bottle equals over 3 – 32 oz bottles of Sea Buckthorn juice blends.

Do the math – that is real savings!  You can use it on your skin, hair nails and even add it to your juices, smoothies or protein mixes.

2 oz Bottle (60 ml)

Certified Organic

100% pure from whole berry!

No added ingredients or carrier oils!

Get your our Seabuckthorn oil here!