This is an advanced omega 3/6 ratio finger prick blood spot panel. The HS-Omega-3 Index reflects eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acids (DHA) in organs such as the heart and brain. The HS-Omega-3 Index is optimal between 8-11% and is associated with a number of health benefits including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease; improved brain development and cognitive function, optimal hormone and mood, and a lower probability of neurological conditions and degeneration such as dementia, and Parkinson’s disease.
Other conditions associated with fatty acid balance include stroke, osteoporosis, bone density, physical performance, joint issues, arthritis, pregnancy and chronic inflammation.
This test analyses red blood cells because they give a more accurate measure of fatty acid tissue levels compared to a plasma measurement which reflects recent dietary intake.