Omega 7 + Omega 3 = Omega 10 Explained
By Jackie Cartier
July 25, 2017
We’d like to introduce a new product on the shelves of Nutritional Weight & Wellness, OmegaGenics Mega 10; a unique combination of omega-7 and omega-3 fatty acids. We don’t know of anything like it on the market.
In a nutshell, it’s a more complete omega formula for heart health. It delivers a powerful combination of pharmaceutical-grade omega-7 (fats from refined sea buckthorn) and omega-3 (fats from anchovies) fatty acids to provide targeted, enhanced support for overall cardiovascular and metabolic health.
While you are probably familiar with omega-3, you may be wondering what omega-7 is and why it’s important. Omega-7 is a monounsaturated fatty acid (omega-3 is polyunsaturated), and it can help improve symptoms of insulin resistance and cardiovascular inflammation by:
- Counteracting insulin resistance: Helps muscles become more insulin sensitive and improves pancreatic production of insulin.
- Reducing inflammation of the arteries: Lowers C-Reactive Protein (CRP), a blood marker of inflammation and reduces plaque in the arteries which helps reduce inflammation all over the body.
- Lowering cholesterol: Can help lowers triglycerides and help increase HDL and lower LDL.
- Supporting weight Loss: Can improve fat metabolism by helping your body use fat for energy instead of storing it and help prevent the creation of new fat molecules, and decrease appetite.
So what is the best way to get more omega-7? Our answer always and forever will be FOOD first. Which begs the question, which foods are high in omega-7? Good news, some of our favorites!
- Macadamia nuts
- Fatty fish: anchovies, herring, salmon, mackerel
However, unless you are cooking with lard, butter and eating fatty fish daily (we know not everyone loves to eat sardines) it’s almost impossible to get enough omega-7 into your system. That even includes people eating the Weight & Wellness Way. People eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) are likely getting much, much less. With that in mind, supplements like OmegaGenics Mega 10 are created to help us fill in the gaps of a healthy diet.
Please note, even though OmegaGenics Mega 10 has both omega-3 and omega-7, it does not have enough omega-3s to fully replace your daily dose of omega-3 fish oil. Just think of it as an added bonus. As a reminder, omega-3 is truly important for every body because it’s an essential fatty acid that is critical for brain health and for reducing inflammation.
Who Could Benefit from Mega 10
You might consider taking this if you’ve been eating the Weight & Wellness Way (the real food trio of protein, fat and carbs, five to six times a day) and you’re stuck at a plateau with weight loss. Or maybe you struggle with always feeling hungry? Omega-7 can help reduce appetite by triggering a strong release of cholecystokinin (CCK), a hormone that tells your brain, "I'm full and satisfied." If you are trying to improve your HDL and LDL cholesterol numbers, this supplement might be beneficial by reducing inflammation in your blood vessels and supporting appropriate cholesterol production in your liver.
If these reasons resonate with you, our nutritionists suggest taking two capsules, two times a day. Any time works, taking them together, apart, right before bed, whenever works for you. Give the supplement a few months to work before determining results.
For more individualized support, since everyone is different, we always encourage a one-on-one nutrition consultation with one of our nutritionists or dieticians.
To learn more about the benefits of omega-3 check out these resources: