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Nutrient - Omega 7

By Dr Pieris Nicola PhD BSc (Hons) Dip ION

Omega 7 fatty acids have their double bond located seven carbon atoms from the end of the carbon chain (omega is Greek for “end,” hence the name). The most well-known omega 7 fatty acid is palmitoleic acid. Sea buckthorn oil has a high content of palmitoleic acid, which makes up between 20-45% of its total fatty acids. Other good sources include fish and some nut oils. Research suggests that palmitoleic acid may help support healthy blood pressure levels.  Sea buckthorn oil also contains a variety of health-promoting phytochemicals, including carotenoids and vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols).

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