The Tibetan Himalayas. The land is majestic and beautiful—a spiritual place where, despite the perilous environment, many journey seeking enlightenment. In one of the most remote locations on the planet, the most tenacious and nutrient-dense species of sea buckthorn grows in wild abundance. The conditions are treacherous and unforgiving. And where other plants falter, the sea buckthorn berry endures and flourishes. Just as pressure makes beautiful diamonds, extreme weather conditions, high altitudes and rocky soil create the optimum situation for the most nutrient dense sea buckthorn berries in the world.
Sibu is made from a choice selection of Himalayan sea buckthorn berries grown and harvested with the utmost care. And because our premium sea buckthorn berries are harvested and processed the same day, the nutritive integrity of each precious berry is maintained.
To preserve the tremendous potential contained in each berry, it is crucial that these berries are collected in the predawn hours to protect them from the relentless UV rays and lock in the greatest nutritive value. That same morning, the berries are processed in the local villages at our state-of-the-art processing facilities. First, the village harvesters painstakingly separate leaves from the berries. From there, it's sink or swim, as berries travel through a series of three vats of water. Only the ripe berries will rise to the top and become the integral component of our sibu products. Next, it's on to the juicer. Here the seeds and pulp go their separate ways. But nothing goes to waste. The seeds are processed into oil for our soap and skin care products, while the pulp becomes puree for our liquid supplements. With diligence and care, the puree is placed directly into airtight, UV safe containers to protect and seal in the maximum nutrient potential. And after a chilly trip across the ocean in refrigerated shipping containers, the puree arrives stateside for formulation, blending, purification and testing; quality control from stem to bottle for products with the greatest nutritive potential.