- 224mg of Omega-7 from Palmitoleic Acid
- Balance of fatty acids
- Molecularly distilled
Omega-7 by Now Foods is a nutritional supplement based on fish oil, molecularly distilled, containing 26% of palmitoleic acid (Omega-7). This fatty acid is found naturally in a variety of plant seeds such as the macadamia and sea-buckthorn. It can also be found on the skin, in the liver and the mucosa.
Palmitoleic acid is being studied for its effect on glucose and the hepatic metabolism of fatty acids, and its effect on cellular beta pancreatic function, therefore being directly implicated as a possible element for the treatment of diabetes. The mechanism of action of omega-7 fatty acids differs from that of their homonym omega-3, and it may be that with the introduction of the former in the diet, the effects of metabolic syndrome can be mitigated, including: heart attack, diabetes, cancer and other types of disorder.