Omega-7 fatty acids are a type of monounsaturated fat that has generated much recent interest for its potential health-promoting effects, specifically purified omega-7 (palmitoleic acid). Contrary to palmitic acid found in the sea buckthorn fruit that has been shown to have pro-inflammatory effects, purified omega-7 has the complete opposite result as it seems to reduce C-reactive protein (the driving force of inflammation in the body), reduce insulin resistance and makes the pancreas healthier.
Japanese researchers conducted a study back in 2011 in which palmitoleic acid was given to rats and the results were beyond remarkable. The palmitoleic acid helped reduce their cholesterol and triglycerides, reduced insulin resistance, and even triggered weight loss. It also made the livers of the rats healthier, and reduced whole-body inflammation.
Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer for Cleveland Clinic (the parent organization where I work), and co-author, along with Dr. Mehmet Oz, of the popular “YOU” series of diet, wellness and lifestyle books, is taking 200 mg of purified omega-7s per day, and is involved with clinical trials that will look at its effects in humans.
As we await more randomized studies on this significant new omega, one thing is for sure: healthy fats help build and sustain the fats in our body and therefore it is crucial we make it a part of our daily diet. Use Sea-licious Purified Omega-7 for your daily dose of cardiovascular benefits.