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Solberry sells food - not supplements June 02, 2015 14:26

When we try to introduce our food products to new stores we are usually referred to the "Supplements Manager".  I do understand this because before Solberry, almost all seabuckthorn products came in the form of supplements (I still haven't found any that are classified as food).  We are inevitably asked for a NPN (Natural Product Number) which does not apply to our food products.

Please understand that supplements fall in a different category.  The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have any power over supplements.  

Supplements manufacturers (USA requirements):

  • do not need approval from the FDA before they are marketed
  • are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and truthfulness of product claims
  • do not have to provide the FDA with the evidence it relies on substantiate safety or effectiveness
  • can protect themselves with the lowly asterisk (* - "these claims have not been evaluated by the FDA") 

Solberry: 

  • cannot make product claims without evidence
  • needs to conduct double blind clinical trials to state some of the amazing results seen here and abroad
  • needs the sanction of Health Canada and the CFIA to offer our NFT as legal 
  • is required to utilize a HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) plan in our production

Next time you consider a seabuckthorn product think about Solberry Seabuckthorn Puree.  This is a single ingredient (seabuckthorn in a bottle) "Product of Canada" food with an amazing nutritional composition.  If you are looking for the Himalayan experience you are welcome to try one of our competitors supplements.

You should also give our food a try.  Our product is quite tart (and fruity).


Solberry Seabuckthorn Puree - Canadian grown seabuckthorn May 26, 2015 21:04

We are often told that our products are expensive.

Most seabuckthorn is sourced from China.

All of our raw materials (seabuckthorn berries are sourced locally – Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and soon Ontario) which means we put income into the hands of Canadian growers.

Our berries are picked at peak ripeness (August, September – sometimes October depending on locale and seabuckthorn variety).

We buy almost all packaging locally – do all our printing, signage and labels locally.

Other seabuckthorn suppliers provide a “seabuckthorn supplement”. The rules for supplements regarding nutritional information and health claims are significantly different from those for food.  Solberry sells food!

So if you think seabuckthorn is something to experience - try Solberry for a month or two - the worst case is that you will add an incredible nutritional mix to your daily diet.

Just so you know - it's pretty sour.


May 19, 2015 - Limited Edition of Canadian grown Seabuckthorn oil May 17, 2015 09:49

Solberry has a limited edition of Canadian grown, cold pressed and unrefined seabuckthorn oil. The unique composition of this oil and the wealth of nutrients in it, makes it one the most health-promoting oils. It is high in antioxidants and has powerful anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.