What is Omega 5?
A unique essential fatty acid obtained from the seed of the pomegranate, Omega 5 is the only known botanical form of Conjugated Linolenic Acid (CLnA), also known as Punicic Acid, and one of the most potent antioxidants known to modern science. It is an 18-carbon fatty acid possessing three double bonds, with the first double bond located between the fifth and sixth carbons. While chemically similar to Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), the Omega 5 molecule is extremely unique in that it has three double bonds instead of two. Officially, its name is 9cis, 11trans, 13cis-conjugated linolenic acid.
Benefits of Omega 5:
- Omega 5 is a very powerful antioxidant, at least six times more potent than grape seed extract.
- It is a high-energy molecule that interferes with the production of inflammatory prostgladins and leukotrienes that cause disease. It also blocks the conversion of diasoglyceral to arachadonic acid, mimicking the behavior of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, but without the side effects.
- As a Conjugated Linolenic Acid (CLnA), Omega 5 helps repair damaged cells, and also controls and regulates glucose transport at the cell membrane level, making it particularly useful for individuals with insulin sensitivity.
- It has a significant effect on the human electromagnetic field, increasing it by as much as much as tenfold (40 to 50 feet).