FAQs

Customer Service Questions


Do you offer a satisfaction guarantee?

Yes, we stand behind our product with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Should you decide Cardia 7 is not right for you, simply contact us within 30 days of delivery, to obtain authorization and instructions for return. Your purchase price will be refunded in full (less all shipping costs), within 10 days of return.

Do you offer autoship? Is it easy to cancel if I change my mind?

Yes. We offer autoship on a monthly basis, as well as 3-packs once per three months (to save on shipping). You can cancel at any time. Simply email us at info [at] cardia7.com and we will cancel your subscription.

Product Questions

What is Purified Omega 7?

Palmitic Acid-Free Omega 7 (Palmitoleic Acid) Provinal® Purified Omega 7 fatty acids set the standard for purity — undergoing a unique process to remove saturated fatty acids and express high levels of palmitoleic acid (C16:1n7), which has been shown to help maintain normal C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Other Omega 7 formulations on the market may contain upwards of 30% of palmitic acid, a saturated fatty acid that has been shown to have negative health effects.

What’s the recommended dosage? 210mg or 420mg?

Dr. Michael Roizen recommends 420mg per day. But 210mg has been used in a recent double-blind placebo controlled study, a daily intake of 210 mg of Omega 7 was better than placebo at managing cholesterol, triglycerides, and a healthy response to inflammation. *

How many capsules are in Cardia 7 and how many milligrams are in each capsule?

Each box contains 30 capsules and each capsule contains 210 mg of C16:1n7 Omega 7 Palmitoleic Acid.

What is an Omega 7 fatty acid, I’ve only heard about the Omega 3′s?

Omega 7 is a fatty acid with a slightly different chemical structure than the Omega 3′s. The number behind the Omega word relates to where the double bond exists within the structure of the compound. Omega 7 is also a naturally-occurring fatty acid which exists in a variety of substances that exist in the food chain.

What is different about Omega 7 compared to other fatty acids?

Interestingly, based upon extensive scientific research from many well-respected groups around the world, Omega 7 actually has more extensive pharmacologic actions than the Omega 3′s. Virtually all of this research is published in leading scientific journals. Actions that have been reported to be attributed to Omega 7 include: improvements in lipid profiles, anti-inflammatory actions, improved insulin sensitivity & glucose metabolism, and even prevention of cholesterol and beta-amyloid deposition in both animal models and humans.

Are there any other Omega 7-containing products on the market?

Yes, and most of the existing Omega 7 products on the market come from sea buckthorn, which is a plant source. The concentrations of those preparations are stated to be approximately 26% of Omega 7, with a very high concentration of palmitic acid, which is a “bad fatty acid” that has been shown to destroy beta cells in the pancreas which are the cells that produce insulin.

Palmitic acid content should be as low as possible for this reason. In nature Omega 7 (Palmitoleic acid) is always found with its evil twin Palmitic acid; one is a monunsaturated fat that has beneficial health effects, the other is a saturated fatty acid with negative health effects. The breakthrough with Purified Omega 7 in with a unique 7-step purification process that maximizes the good and minimizes the bad. Cardia 7 has a 50%+ concentration of Omega 7 and virtually no palmitic acid.

To put this into perspective, if you click on the following page on the World Health Organization (WHO) website, it shows that there is convincing evidence that Palmitic Acid increases risk of Cardiovascular Disease as much as Trans Fats.

Another way of looking at this table is that there is more convincing data on that Palmitic Acid causes an increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease than dietary cholesterol. WHO places Palmitic Acid in the same risk category as Trans Fat. To those who are downplaying the presence of palmitic acid in their supplements, you might want to ask: ”How much transfat would you want in your supplement?“

What aspects of one’s lipid profile are shown to be affected by Omega 7?

As previously stated, Omega 7 has been documented to have a broader range of activity than the Omega 3′s. In the area of blood lipids, Omega 7 has been shown in animals and humans to have the following positive actions: raises HDL (“good cholesterol”) without any flushing side effects, lowers LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and also lowers triglycerides. The Omega 3′s are effective at lowering bad cholesterol, but have minimal effect on HDL. Thus, with Omega 7, one gets a broader action with a single fatty acid. All fatty acids are definitely not the same.

Can Omega 7 be taken in conjunction with statins?

Yes. There are no known side effects or contraindications but you should always consult with your Doctor about any supplements you’re taking.

Besides prescribed medications, do you continue with your “regular” supplements?

Yes. Continue with your “regular” supplements. Apart from Purified Omega-7, there are five other health supplements that Dr. Roizen recommends in the daily diet. These are: (1) an algal Omega-3 (docosahexaoinic acid or DHA) at 900 mg, (2) Vitamin D3, (3) half a multivitamin tablet taken twice, (4) a baby aspirin taken with half a glass of warm water in the morning and in the evening, and (5) a calcium/magnesium supplement. There are no known side effects or contraindications. But you should always tell your Doctor about any supplements you’re taking.

Allergy Questions

What are the gel caps made of?

Cardia 7 capsules are encapsulated in premium bovine gelatin.

Is Cardia 7 processed with gluten, dairy, or tapioca in the same factory?

The facility producing Cardia 7 capsules chiefly works with oils but some powders are also present in the facility. The facility cannot guarantee that Tapioca or other gluten containing ingredients have never entered the facility but are not handled on a regular basis.

Is Cardia 7 processed with gluten, dairy, parsley or tapioca on the same line?

Cardia 7 capsules are produced in a state of the art softgel encapsulation facility. Other oils including wheat germ and parsley are potentially processed on the same encapsulation equipment; however, with the GMP cleaning procedures in place, potential allergen threats should be minimized.

Trivonal Pet Supplement Questions

What are Potential Triggers for Chronic Inflammation in Pets?

An important potential trigger for chronic inflammation is excess weight. In the past, fat was thought to be an inert tissue that didn't have any specific biological significance other than to provide insulation and quick energy. New research suggests that fat plays a larger role than once believed. In fact, fat is now considered to be an active part of the endocrine system and has direct influence over the release and regulation of hormones. Chronic inflammation is a sign your pet's immune system is out of control. In chronic inflammation there is a faulty distress signal causing the body to continue to release cytokines and the immune system to send out white blood cells unnecessarily. In the absence of any actual pathogens, the white blood cells will start to attack healthy tissue, which then prompts the release of more cytokines. And the cycle continues, wreaking havoc on healthy cells and causing widespread damage to tissue. (source* Jennifer Febel of Avivagen Animal Health Inc. )

What is Purified Omega 7?

TRIVONAL® Omega 7 quality line of products contain key ingredients including Provinal® Purified Omega 7 fatty acids which sets the standard for purity — undergoing a unique process to remove saturated fatty acids and express high levels of palmitoleic acid (C16:1n7), which has been shown to help maintain normal C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Other Omega 7 formulations on the market may contain upwards of 30% of palmitic acid, a saturated fatty acid that has been shown to have negative health effects.

What's the recommended dosage?

For humans Dr. Michael Roizen recommends 420mg per day. But 210mg has been used in a recent double-blind placebo controlled study, a daily intake of 210mg of Omega 7 was better than placebo at managing cholesterol, triglycerides, and a healthy response to inflammation. *TRIVONAL® OMEGA 7 is formulated specifically for dogs and offered in a great tasting soft chew dog's love.

What is an Omega 7 fatty acid, I've only heard about the Omega 3's?

Omega 7 is a fatty acid with a slightly different chemical structure than the Omega 3's. The number behind the Omega word relates to where the double bond exists within the structure of the compound. Omega 7 is also a naturally-occurring fatty acid which exists in a variety of substances that exist in the food chain.

What is different about Omega 7 compared to other fatty acids?

Interestingly, based upon extensive scientific research from many well-respected groups around the world, Omega 7 actually has more extensive pharmacologic actions than the Omega 3's. Virtually all of this research is published in leading scientific journals. Actions that have been reported to be attributed to Omega 7 include: improvements in lipid profiles, anti-inflammatory actions, improved insulin sensitivity & glucose metabolism, and even prevention of cholesterol and beta-amyloid deposition in both animal models and humans.

Are there any other Omega 7-containing products on the market?

Yes, and most of the existing Omega 7 products on the market come from sea buckthorn, which is a plant source. The concentrations of those preparations are stated to be approximately 26% of Omega 7, with a very high concentration of palmitic acid, which is a "bad fatty acid" that has been shown to destroy beta cells in the pancreas which are the cells that produce insulin. Palmitic acid content should be as low as possible for this reason. In nature Omega 7 (Palmitoleic acid) is always found with its evil twin Palmitic acid; one is a monunsaturated fat that has beneficial health effects, the other is a saturated fatty acid with negative health effects. The breakthrough with Purified Omega 7 in with a unique 7-step purification process that maximizes the good and minimizes the bad. TRIVONAL® OMEGA 7 products contain Provinal® Purified Omega 7 has a 50%+ concentration of Omega 7 and virtually no palmitic acid. To put this into perspective, if you visit the World Health Organization (WHO) website, it shows that there is convincing evidence that Palmitic Acid increases risk of Cardiovascular Disease as much as Trans Fats.

Does TRIVONAL® Omega 7 products contain allergens?

Check each label as our products are formulated with different ingredients for each category specific formulation. Other oils including wheat germ and parsley are potentially processed on the same equipment; however, with the GMP cleaning procedures in place, potential allergen threats should be minimized. While there are no known side effects or contraindications associated with TRIVONAL® Omega 7's key ingredient Provinal®, we strongly recommend checking with your healthcare professional prior to including our products into your dog's healthcare regiment. In observance of US Federal regulations, Tersus Animal Health LLC cannot provide specific advice regarding medical conditions, treatments or drug interactions.

 

While there are no known side effects or contraindications associated with Cardia 7, we strongly recommend checking with your healthcare professional prior to including Cardia 7 or any nutritional supplements in your healthcare regiment. In observance of US Federal regulations, Omega Wonders LLC cannot provide specific advice regarding medical conditions, treatments or drug interactions.