The unique fatty acid in Omega-7, featuring Provinal®, is Palmitoleic Acid (POA), an omega-7 monounsaturated fatty acid. Provinal® is isolated from anchovies and menhaden that are wild-caught and also sourced from sustainable fisheries.
Anchovy and menhaden oils are purified by molecular and high vacuum distillation of the oils in the ethyl ester form and by recrystallization which removes unwanted fatty acids. Provinal® is a clear liquid in a softgel.
Dietary sources of Palmitoleic Acid are animal and vegetable oils including algal oil, macadamia nuts, sea buckthorn and fish. Palmitoleic acid is naturally found in the human body and higher levels of this monounsaturated fat are associated with several indicators of health.