You’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids. It’s the good stuff found in fish and nuts. Its benefits are well known by healthy living advocates everywhere.
But many people are not yet aware of all the benefits omega-7. Top medical experts are calling it the ‘new’ good fat. It has been proven to improve cardiovascular and metabolic health.
It was discovered by scientists researching the mechanism behind weight loss. What they found was a fat that behaved like a hormone.  Harvard Medical Schooldecided it was so important, it filed a patent to protect it .
Drs. Oz & Roizen, the “YOU Docs”, have told Americans to “Start taking another odd omega, Omega 7“. Not just once — but numerous times (1) in their nationally syndicated “YOU Docs” columns, (2) in their newly updated book: “YOU: The Owner’s Manual,” and most recently on (3) on the Dr. Oz Show.
Why is omega-7 so important?
Central Obesity and Multiple Chronic Conditions
Chronic disease has reached epidemic proportions. For the first time in history, more people die from chronic disease than infectious disease. We’ve cured polio, but heart disease is still on the rise.
According to the CDC, chronic conditions affect half the adult population. This results in “adverse health outcomes, increased health care needs, and higher medical costs.”
The CDC affirms many people experience “multiple chronic conditions (MCC)”. This has added “a layer of complexity to […] prevention and intervention strategies.”
Our modern medical system is designed for “one symptom, one drug”. This symptom-oriented approach is a poor match for multiple chronic conditions. Drugs treat symptoms, but they don’t treat the underlying causes of disease. And drugs are known for their dangerous side effects and contraindications. The word “contraindications” means “they don’t play well together”.
The most prominent of multiple chronic conditions is metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a major contributor to heart disease risk and type II diabetes. 1 of 3 adults in the United States suffers from metabolic syndrome. You may have it if you have any of these conditions:
- Elevated glucose levels and insulin resistance,
- Lipid imbalances marked by high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol,
- High blood pressure,
- Central obesity (“an apple shape”), and
- Chronic inflammation.
Omega-7 addresses many of the underlying factors of metabolic syndrome. This is something multiple prescriptions simply cannot do. Not to mention the host of dangerous side effects and interactions. Omega-7 (“palmitoleic acid”) does it safely at a fraction of the cost.
Seven Omega 7 Benefits
#1: Omega 7 Helps Support Healthy LDL Cholesterol Levels *
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is also known as “bad cholesterol”. LDL is beneficial in small amounts. But you can get too much of a good thing. With age, the endothelial cells coating the interior your blood vessels rupture more easily. LDL is like mortar that repairs the nooks and crannies in these cells. But high LDL causes a buildup of waxy deposits called plaque. Excess plaque leads to coronary heart disease and hypertenion.  Omega-7 optimizes LDL cholesterol levels to keep endothelial cells in good shape.
#2: Omega 7 Helps Support Healthy HDL Cholesterol Levels *
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) – or “good cholesterol” – are like garbage trucks of the cardiovascular system. HDL cleanses your arteries of “bad cholesterol” by breaking it down and transporting it to the liver. The liver then flushes the excess LDL out of your system.  Omega-7 boosts HDL cholesterol levels so you can eliminate “bad cholesterol” more efficiently.
#3: Omega 7 Helps Support Normal Triglyceride Levels *
Triglycerides are fats in your blood that are also central to a healthy metabolism. They provide energy and store important fat-soluble vitamins. But too many triglycerides increase risk of heart conditions and hepatic fat accumulation (“fatty liver disease”). Fatty liver can leads to diabetes. Omega-7 optimizes triglyceride levels. It helps you avoid undesirable consequences of too many fats in your blood.
#4: Omega 7 Helps Support Healthy Glucose Metabolism *
Insulin is the hormone that regulates your blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance makes you more vulnerable to glucose-borne toxins. The toxins increase your risk of developing diabetes type II. Diabetes can cause cardiovascular disease and renal failure. Omega-7 helps increase insulin sensitivity to metabolize glucose more efficiently. [6,7]
#5: Omega 7 Helps Maintain Normal C-Reactive Protein Levels *
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker for inflammation. As your immune system’s response to harmful stimuli, inflammation helps your body heal. However, too much inflammation to chronic inflammation and then acute inflammation. Chronic inflammation is the culprit behind alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, and more. Omega-7 helps maintain healthy c-reactive protein levels and keeps inflammation in check. [8,9]
#6: Omega 7 Helps Provide Better Appetite Control *
One way to gain weight is to eat too much. Eat too many of the wrong foods and you lose your ability to know when you’re full. So eat more and more. And the problem gets worse. omega-7 has been shown to help the hormone leptin do its job. Leptin is the hormone that controls satiety. Omega-7 helps your body recognize when you’re full. It also helps halt an undesired increase in body weight. 
#7: Omega 7 Turns Calories into Energy (Not Fat) *
De novo lipogenesis is the process by which excess calories are converted into fats. Fatty acid oxidation is the process which which fatty acids are converted into energy. Omega-7 moderates de novo lipogenesis and increases fatty acid oxidation. Omega-7 directs your metabolism to use the fatty acids towards energy expenditure rather than storage. Omega-7 boosts your metabolism. It helps you burn calories instead of storing them as fat. 
So there are seven good reasons why you’re going to love omega-7.
It’s why I say: “Omega-7 is like Manna from Heaven.”
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