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By Matt Schutte, BioOHio MicrOHscope
CLEVELAND – February 16, 2012 – Cleveland’s Tersus Pharmaceuticals, a company conducting research and development on fatty acids for use in cardiovascular applications, is partnering with Columbus-based Basic Organics to market Cardia 7, a dietary supplement.
The first product on the market containing Provinal, Tersus’ patent-pending form of Omega 7, Cardia 7 is designed to help consumers maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Provinal is an ultrapurified proprietary blend of Omega 7, a naturally-occurring fatty acid. According to Tersus officials, Provinal offers a broad range of benefits, namely promoting cardiovascular health.
“The monounsaturated, or MUFA, family of fatty acids have universally been shown to exhibit positive health benefits,” said Tersus Pharmaceuticals Director of Research Dr. Jeffrey Green. “Cardia 7 has been clinically researched to target HDLs, which act like the garbage trucks of your bloodstream. HDL cholesterol transports bad cholesterol back to your liver, where it is metabolized and removed from your body. This is why HDL cholesterol is often referred to as ‘good’ or ‘protective’ cholesterol.”
Provinal was GRAS-certified in December 2011. GRAS is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe, described under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. GRAS certification allows Tersus to take Provinal to market, while undertaking additional studies to prove efficacy.
In 2010, Tersus Pharmaceuticals was a recipient of a Therapeutic Discovery Project federal grant, and has been working on the parallel development of Provinal as a pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplement as well as a food additive.
In this 4-minute video, Dr. Michael F. Roizen, Chairman of the Wellness Institute of The Cleveland Clinic, talks about atherosclerosis, its causes and consequences: heart disease, stroke, memory loss, impotence, and wrinkling.
Dr. Roizen shares how purified Omega 7 (palmitoleic acid) may potentially help in the fight against diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and atherosclerosis. This is exciting news because Purified Omega 7 “antagonizes” all three because it has been shown to decrease insulin resistance, decrease hepatic fat accumulation, and decrease acute and chronic inflammation – with no known side effects.
To conclude, Dr. Roizen puts all into perspective: Purified Omega 7 could have a huge benefit for our populations as a whole because metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and diabetes are big things we need to tackle for us to be more competitive for jobs, and the United States to be more competitive as a society.”
By Drs. Oz & Roizen, the “You Docs” (Excerpted from “Four Medical Breakthroughs you should know about”)
Recently, we were totally blown away by four medical breakthroughs we think you should know about.
Purified Omega 7
The “new” good fat: You’ve already heard plenty about DHA, the great-for-you omega-3 fatty acid in fatty fish and algae or fish-oil capsules. Now, research from Harvard Medical School, the Cleveland Clinic (where Dr. Mike is Chief Wellness Officer) and universities in Hawaii and Japan revealed that [Omega-7 fatty acids found in purified palmitoleic acid have amazing powers too!
Our take: Take 200 milligrams of purified omega-7 in capsule form along with 900 milligrams of DHA daily.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on Friday, July 20, 2012
Image of Dr. Michael Roizen used with permission of Dr. Michael Roizen.
Dr. Michael Roizen is the Author of Real Age, Chairman Chief Wellness Officer of Cleveland Clinic, and Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board of Tersus Pharmaceuticals.
Palmitoleic Acid (PA) Outperforms EPA in Identical Study Regarding Effects on Triglyceride Levels and Weight Gain
Recently discovered research on palmitoleic acid shows that Omega-7 is five times stronger than omega-3 at lowering triglycerides. The research was conducted at Nippon Suisan Kaisha at the Central Research Laboratory in Japan¹ as compared to identical research model published through a joint collaboration of research scientists at the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan and the Department of Nephrology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China².
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