What is Omega-9?
Omega-9 is a fatty acid which many of us know very little about. It is most commonly found in the diet in foods such as vegetable oils such as olive oil, and nuts such as almonds and cashews. It is made up of a number of fats which can have positive effects on your health. The main component of omega-9 is oleic acid, the fat which is believed to be responsible for the health benefits of olive oil. It may help reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad kind), and possibly increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind). Omega-9 may also play a role in blood sugar regulation and insulin resistance. Some of the other components in Omega-9 may exhibit anti-inflammatory effects, or support healthy brain function. Omega-9 isn’t an essential fatty acid, but it is beneficial to your health so it is included in supplements with the other omega’s to maintain a healthy balance of the three.
Here at Evergreen Healthfoods we stock a number of omega-9 supplements, all of which are included as part of a complex with other omega oils for an optimum nutritional balance. You can use the filters below to search by special dietary requirements or supplement type, so there is sure to be a supplement to suit your needs.