Clinical Study Proven
You’ve heard plenty about DHA and EPA, the good-for-you omega-3 fats from fatty fish or fish oil capsules. Studies now confirmed that omega-3, though amazing, is not perfect. Excessive use of omega-3 has been shown to aggravate blood sugar control and even weight gain.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found that omega-7 (palmitoleic acid) complements omega-3 by acting as a LIPOKINE, a hormone that controls fat metabolism in various key organs, including adipose tissues, muscle, pancreas, liver and blood vessels. Palmitoleic acid has been shown to shut down inflammation and promote healthy cholesterol profiles, favouring lower heart disease and diabetes risk.
In a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of adults with elevated C-reactive protein levels (>3 mg/L), daily consumption of 210mg omega-7 for 30 days significantly improved levels of C-reactive protein (-1.9 mg/L), triglycerides (-36.9 mg/dL) and LDL-cholesterol (-13.5 mg/dL) compared to placebo.