About Sea Buckthorn
Mont Echo was born out of the discovery of the benefits of Sea Buckthorn by its president, Brad Johnson. A trained biochemist, he was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the head and neck at age 27. He subsequently underwent nine months of aggressive radiation and chemotherapy.
The same year, Brad’s Finnish father-in-law planted one of Quebec’s first Sea Buckthorn orchard, and Brad was intrigued by the purported therapeutic qualities of the plant. As he learned more about Sea Buckthorn’s extraordinary nutritional profile, Brad realized the potential of the plant for skincare applications. The historic use of Sea Buckthorn oils to combat burns, skin damage, and trauma from radiation struck a particular chord with Bradley, who was himself dealing with the devastating effects of radiation treatments. He decided to develop products to nourish the skin from the inside out using the fruit planted by his father-in-law.
Once in remission, Bradley used the first harvest from the family orchard to experiment, test and develop protocols for the transformation and extraction of the fruit, and created his first suite of 100% natural skincare products. He then began the commercialization of the products and installed a boutique and Sea Buckthorn interpretive centre in the village of Lac Brome in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
Today, Mont Echo has grown beyond its humble roots, increasing its production capacity and allowing the introduction of new products; however, Brad’s initial vision remains evident in the company mission: quality, commitment to the local farmers and sustainability.
The Benefits of Sea Buckthorn
Each part of the Sea Buckthorn plant, including the fruit, leaves, seeds and branches has its
own unique nutritive profile and offers different internal and external benefits. So what can Sea Buckthorn do for you? Below are some of Sea Buckthorn’s incredible nutritional components and just a few of its known benefits.
Over 190 Bioactive substances, including:
Essential fatty acids
- Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9, Palmitic Acid
- A, C, E, B1, B2, B5, B9 (Folic Acid), B12, D, K & P
Flavonoids, including Quercetin
Carotenes, including Beta-carotene
Carotenoids, including Lycopene
Phytosterols, including β-Sitosterol
18 Amino Acids
Over 24 Dietary Minerals
- Including Calcium, Magnesium & Iron
A host of internal and external benefits, including:
Nourishes and Protects Skin
Improves Skin Tone and Texture
Promotes Good Gastrointestinal Health
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
Supports Immune System
Aids in Detoxification
May Provide Liver Protection
May Lower Cholesterol
Treatment of Dermatological Disorders
Promotes Healing of Wounds and Burns