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New cardiovascular supplement with omega-7, omega-3 fatty acids

November 6, 2013
By Canadian Chiropractor staff


mega10Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, has launched the new Mega 10 — a unique omega fatty acid supplement combining specially designed levels of purified omega-7s and omega-3s to provide both targeted support for healthy blood lipids and general support for overall cardiovascular health.

Omega-7s (as purified palmitoleic acid) are now being highlighted in
emerging research for their possible benefits to cardiovascular health,
specifically their potential to support healthy blood lipids and
cardiometabolic health markers, according to Metagenics. The benefits of
omega-7s can complement those of omega-3s, which have been recognized
in over 20,000 published scientific studies to support overall
cardiovascular health in addition to other benefits of general wellness,
the company added.
from a recent study comprised of patients who took a supplement
containing purified omega-7s and participated in a lifestyle change
program, demonstrated support for healthy blood lipids, including
triglycerides. Results from a second recent double-blinded,
placebo-controlled study with healthy patients demonstrated similar
support for maintaining healthy blood lipids, further supporting the
potential role of omega-7s in promoting cardiovascular health, according
to Metagenics.
The company said Mega 10 is a more complete
omega formula for cardiovascular health, combining purified omega-7
fatty acids with concentrated levels of purity-tested omega-3s,
including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Each softgel provides 500 mg of combined EPA and DHA—6.6 times more than
the leading krill oil product.
“Many unpurified omega-7
products, such as those from sea buckthorn, may contain high
concentrations of palmitic acid, a fatty acid that has been associated
with negative health effects. Mega 10 provides 210 mg of omega-7s per
softgel derived from a unique purification process that helps filter
undesirable palmitic acid and deliver concentrated levels of palmitoleic
acid,” said John Troup, Metagenics chief science officer. “Like all of
our OmegaGenics fatty acid formulas, Mega 10 is purity guaranteed and
tested by a third-party lab to assure the highest quality to deliver its
full potential.”
As with all Metagenics nutritional formulas,
Mega 10 is only available through licensed health-care practitioners.
Individuals interested in obtaining Mega 10 should contact their
health-care professionals or visit  to find an
authorized Metagenics health-care practitioner near them. Additional
product information is also available at