Think you know your omegas?
You know your fatty acids. I’ve talked about them here many times.
But there’s another “omega” that’s starting to get a lot of attention in the underground health news thanks to emerging research. And, despite how promising the news is, the mainstream is all but ignoring it.
So of course I had to tell you about it.
I admit I didn’t know much about omega-7 fatty acids until a friend of mine stumbled across a mention online. Once I started looking into it, I couldn’t believe it hadn’t been on my radar.
Because this stuff is pretty amazing.
Some are even calling it the “next Omega.” And that’s saying something, considering how incredible the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are.
But omega-7s might just give them a run for their money.
It turns out that this “new” fatty acid may be able to help you maintain a healthy inflammatory response. Now I know that might not sound all that exciting at first, but I assure you it is. You see inflammation is at the heart of all kinds of health concerns so keeping your inflammation response healthy could help YOU stay healthy.
But that’s not the only trick omega-7 has up its sleeve. Or even its most dazzling one.
According to the findings of a recent animal study at the Cleveland Clinic these fatty acids may also be able to help you keep your HDL cholesterol levels right where we ALL want them to be… in the healthy zone. And I’m sure I don’t need to tell you just how important THAT is.
Although these same results haven’t been proven yet in long term human studies, the promising findings speak for themselves. And apparently the head researcher in the Cleveland Clinic agrees because, he was reportedly so impressed by the study data that he has started taking omega-7s himself.
Other research echoes these exciting findings. At Harvard, in a mouse study, scientists found that omega-7 fatty acids may help maintain healthy inflammation levels in the body and help regulate the muscles’ responses to insulin.
Another study in Japan showed that a specific type of omega-7 fatty acids, palmitoleic acid, reduced triglyceride levels in mice. The mice also had a significant weight loss.
The research on omega-7 fatty acids is just ramping up, and I think the news is only going to get better and better. I’ll keep an eye on developments with this new health superstar, and of course I’ll be sure to share any good news with you!
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“Identification of a Lipokine, a Lipid Hormone Linking Adipose Tissue to Systemic Metabolism” (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
“Chronic administration of palmitoleic acid reduces insulin resistance and hepatic lipid accumulation in KK-Ay Mice with genetic type 2 diabetes” (lipidworld.com)