If the benefits of omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 are no longer to be demonstrated, it is a fatty acid that is much less talked about. This does not mean, however, that it is to be avoided! Omega 7 has a bright future ahead of it and has significant health benefits.
Omega are fatty acids. These form lipids, in other words fats assimilated by the body as a source of. There are and polyunsaturated which are differentiated by their bonds between atoms . The former have a single double bond established in the , the latter have several. We then distinguish the and 6 which are polyunsaturated fatty acids from and 7, which are part of the monounsaturated fatty acid family.
What are omega 7s?
Omega 7 qualify a group of fatty acids, the main ones of which are:
- trans-vaccenic acid also called 11-octadecenoic acid;
- paullinic acid or 13-eicosenoic acid;
- palmitoleic acid, also called 9-hexadecenoic acid.
This last acid turns out to be the most interesting for the body, it is therefore the one that is most often affiliated with omega 7.
Unlike omega 3,and omega 9 often assimilable through products present in the daily diet, omega 7 are rarely found there.
What are the benefits of omega 7?
The subject of scientific research,would have a multitude of beneficial virtues for the body. Thus, they would help to maintain a good from and would protect the epidermis to maintain in good health. They would, in fact, improve dry skin, reduce , would participate in the sores and regenerate a dry mouth, dry or a vaginal.
But that’s not all, omega 7s would generally have beneficial effects on the metabolic syndrome. These are health problems related to afailing as for example type 2, cardiovascular disorders or even certain (especially that of the colon). Omega 7s would have the ability to treat an imbalance of the , a , but also a too high.
These monounsaturated fatty acids would also have an effectimportant. To better understand, they would act directly on the reactive, one of the main blood markers of , thus allowing to relieve it.
Consumed as food supplements by athletes, particularly attracted by the properties of palmitoleic acid, they would make better use of their energy to offer them better performance (more strength and). Finally, omega 7 would have a improving role on .
Where to find omega 7?
L’, the macadamia and anchovies, processed into oils, are the only products that contain omega 7.
Sea buckthorn, a thorny shrub with orange-red berries, is however the main source. Its pulp would contain dermatological, digestive and cardiovascular properties and act on the… like the omega 7 that it has. The easiest way to ingest omega 7 is therefore to buy capsules containing oil to consume as a cure.
Article produced in partnership with the Phytonut teams