Scientists have recently learned of a specific Omega-7 fat called palmitoleic acid which can help with metabolic syndrome. Omega-7 can decrease the risk of type II diabetes, prevent build up of atherosclerotic plaque, increase beneficial HDLs and lower C-reactive protein, an inflammatory marker associated with high risk for heart attack and stroke.
Omega -7’s are fats that function as signaling molecules that allow communication between fats and muscle whereas omega-3s are fats that are beneficial mainly because they are involved with anti-inflammatory molecules.
A small amount of omega-7 has an effect on the body’s response to energy intake, and fat storage and utilization. Omega-7 suppresses the production of new fat molecules, especially those that damage tissue and raise cardiovascular risk. Their effects resemble those of many drug commonly used by people with cholesterol and/or high blood sugar.
Keep in mind that metabolic syndrome consists of the following:
• Elevated glucose and insulin Resistance
• Lipid disturbances(high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol)
• High Blood Pressure
• Central Obesity
• Chronic inflammation
Having metabolic syndrome can lead to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other serious disorders. Omega-7s help in helping in the following way:
• Decrease insulin resistance & decrease blood sugar
• Suppresses fat production and accumulation
• Normalizes abnormal lipid profiles (including raising HDL cholesterol)
• Fights obesity
• Suppresses inflammation that drives metabolic syndrome
ALL OMEGA SOURCES ARE NOT THE SAME! Some natural sources include macadamia nuts and sea buckthorn; however, you also get high levels of palmitic acid, which is a thick palm oil. Palmitic acid raises the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular issue. The above contain 11-27% Omega-7 which is good, but also contain 9-40% palmitic acid which can negate the benefits. You want an Omega-7 product that is purified to decrease palmitic acid concentration to less than 1% and also increase the Omega-7 content near 50%. For more information, please read Life extension Magazine, 4/14 issue, pp. 26-33, by Carol
Stockton. Ask us how to acquire a top quality Omega-7 supplement!