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Palmitic Acid-Free Omega 7 (Palmitoleic Acid)
Provinal® Purified Omega 7 fatty acids set the standard for purity — undergoing a unique process to remove saturated fatty acids and express high levels of palmitoleic acid (C16:1n7), which has been shown to help maintain normal C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
Dr. Michael Roizen recommends 420mg per day.
But 210mg has been used in a recent double-blind placebo controlled study, a daily intake of 210 mg of Omega 7 was better than placebo at managing cholesterol, triglycerides, and a healthy response to inflammation. *
Omega 7 is a fatty acid with a slightly different chemical structure than the Omega 3′s. The number behind the Omega word relates to where the double bond exists within the structure of the compound. Omega 7 is also a naturally-occurring fatty acid which exists in a variety of substances that exist in the food chain.
Interestingly, based upon extensive scientific research from many well-respected groups around the world, Omega 7 actually has more extensive pharmacologic actions than the Omega 3′s. Virtually all of this research is published in leading scientific journals. Actions that have been reported to be attributed to Omega 7 include: improvements in lipid profiles, anti-inflammatory actions, improved insulin sensitivity & glucose metabolism, and even prevention of cholesterol and beta-amyloid deposition in both animal models and humans.
Yes, and most of the existing Omega 7 products on the market come from sea buckthorn, which is a plant source.
The concentrations of those preparations are stated to be approximately 26% of Omega 7, with a very high concentration of palmitic acid, which is a “bad fatty acid” that has been shown to destroy beta cells in the pancreas which are the cells that produce insulin. Palmitic acid content should be as low as possible for this reason.
In nature Omega 7 (Palmitoleic acid) is always found with its evil twin Palmitic acid; one is a monunsaturated fat that has beneficial health effects, the other is a saturated fatty acid with negative health effects. The breakthrough with Purified Omega 7 in with a unique 7-step purification process that maximizes the good and minimizes the bad.
Cardia 7 has a 50%+ concentration of Omega 7 and virtually no palmitic acid.
To put this into perspective, if you click on the following page on the World Health Organization (WHO) website, it shows that there is convincing evidence that Palmitic Acid increases risk of Cardiovascular Disease as much as Trans Fats.
Another way of looking at this table is that there is more convincing data on that Palmitic Acid causes an increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease than dietary cholesterol. WHO places Palmitic Acid in the same risk category as Trans Fat.
To those who are downplaying the presence of palmitic acid in their supplements, you might want to ask: ”How much transfat would you want in your supplement?“
As previously stated, Omega 7 has been documented to have a broader range of activity than the Omega 3′s. In the area of blood lipids, Omega 7 has been shown in animals and humans to have the following positive actions: raises HDL (“good cholesterol”) without any flushing side effects, lowers LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and also lowers triglycerides. The Omega 3′s are effective at lowering bad cholesterol, but have minimal effect on HDL. Thus, with Omega 7, one gets a broader action with a single fatty acid. All fatty acids are definitely not the same.
Yes. Continue with your “regular” supplements.
Apart from Purified Omega-7, there are five other health supplements that Dr. Roizen recommends in the daily diet. These are: (1) an algal Omega-3 (docosahexaoinic acid or DHA) at 900 mg, (2) Vitamin D3, (3) half a multivitamin tablet taken twice, (4) a baby aspirin taken with half a glass of warm water in the morning and in the evening, and (5) a calcium/magnesium supplement.
There are no known side effects or contraindications. But you should always tell your Doctor about any supplements you’re taking.