Our Advanced Test measures all 24 fatty acids in your blood cells in your heart and brain. Perfect for practitioners and those serious about their health, this is the most comprehensive Omega-3 test available on the market. It provides all the key biomarkers including: Omega-3 Index, Omega 6:3 and AA:EPA ratios and the Trans Fat Index. It helps to identify weak spots in advance and will guide key diet, health and lifestyle improvements.
Chronic inflammation is one of the leading drivers of the most serious modern diseases, including heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and many types of cancer. Omega-3s are found throughout the body, notably in cell membranes, where they affect the fluidity of the membranes and, ultimately, gene expression. All the Omega-3s play numerous important roles in the body, including in cellular metabolism, immune system function, and cardiovascular health.
EPA, DHA and DPA exert anti-inflammatory effects, in contrast to Omega-6s, especially arachidonic acid (AA), which tends to be pro-inflammatory. Linoleic acid from Omega -6s converts to arachidonic acid (AA), a precursor for inflammatory cytokines. Experts argue that our ancestors evolved with a diet that had approximately equal proportions of Omega-3s and Omega-6s. The emergence of the Western diet and refined processed foods has seen a significant increase in the consumption of refined seed and vegetable oils and shortening found in pastries and high-sugar, high-vegetable fat junk food. Science recommends a 3:1 balance between essential fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3. ...but 95% of people are at risk of an imbalance. People who don’t take Omega-3 supplements regularly can be out of balance with a ratio of up to 25:1.
Simple to use.
- Activate your kit online by entering the unique code on the collection card
- Collect 2 x blood spots with a pain-free finger prick and post to our certified lab
- Access your results and recommendations via an online health hub within days