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 Omega 5 Science


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.


Defining the Omega 5 Molecule

Over the last decade, universities and scientific institutions have released a wealth of research on Omega oils, so when Pomega5 founder Tzeira Sofer first observed pomegranate seed oil’s healing power several years ago, she was certain that it was due to the presence of these fatty acids. She presented the oil to medical professionals and essential fatty acid experts from around the world, including the late Dr. Zakir Ramazanov, a biochemist who had devoted much of his life to researching the benefits of unique ingredients like pomegranate seed oil. To their surprise, the extensive analysis revealed that pomegranate seed oil was not Omega 3, 6, or 9, but an Omega 5 fatty acid with a highly unusual conjugated molecular structure.


The Health Benefits

  • 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 prostaglandins 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).

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Clinical Use

In a matter of years, pomegranate seed oil has become a "wonder" ingredient in the medical and wellness arenas.

Dr. John Mathias, a leading neuro-gastroenterologist who practices in the Medical Center in Houston, Texas has been assessing the effects of pomegranate seed oil (Omega 5) for over four years. He specializes in women’s hormonal and metabolic disorders, and has observed very positive results in over 100 women with moderate-to-severe endometriosis who have been consuming the Omega 5 supplement in capsule form, and also in women who have been applying the oil to their skin via Pomega5 products. As a whole, these regimented users experience prolonged alleviation of symptoms, improved digestive health, and greater hormonal balance.

Around the world, clinical studies are increasingly showing the importance of pomegranate seed oil (Omega 5) in supporting a wide range of functions, including potential use in cases of eczema, hormonal imbalance, cardiovascular disease, and various forms of cancer. Studies have also shown it to stimulate keratinocyte proliferation, which promotes regeneration of the epidermis. Given the incredible testimonials we have received over the years, Pomega is committed to continuing the legacy of research around Omega 5 essential fatty acid, with plans to conduct clinical studies in the near future.