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.
- The Science
- What's inside?
- How It Works
Optimise your Omega-3 levels
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.
Wipes to clean and sterilise the area on the finger to be pricked.
Easy to use, single-use, Lancets used for pricking the finger. A second lancet is a backup in case you need to puncture a second finger if the blood drop isn't enough from the first finger.
A specially coated paper with two circles to collect the blood drops. The circles need to be filled. Our lab will use these spots to test, measure and calibrate your results.
This sleeve will protect your blood sample. The collection card will be placed into this sleeve after the blood has dried completely.
The Sleeve will be placed into this bag to keep it dry and airtight.
A handy pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope into which you place the Sample bag for your convenience, to be posted on the same day as collecting your sample.
A handy sterile gauze pad is provided in case you need to wipe the blood from the finger after you have provided the sample.
Place a band-aid over the pricked finger so it can heal hygienically.
Simple. We'll send the test to you.
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 our online health hub within days
Increasing DHA in the brain has a protective effect on brain health, is important for people with APOE4 gene variant which is linked to inflammation of the brain and Alzheimer's. Higher doses are required to increase CSF levels, B vitamins improve Omega 3 metabolism.
Prevention as a lifestyle
The healthcare of tomorrow will hinge around prediction, prevention and optimisation.
97% of our health spending currently goes towards disease rather than optimal functioning or detection of health problems in advance. Your blood work is a window into the inner workings of your body. It allows you to identify nutrient gaps, make changes to your health and lifestyle and monitor trends over time.
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