Omega 3 Test - Essential
Omega 3 Test - Essential
Omega 3 Test - Essential
Omega 3 Test - Essential
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Our Essential Home Test Kit measures your Omega-3 Index. This percentage-based test provides a snapshot of the EPA and DHA levels in your red blood cell membranes, essential for heart and brain health. Optimal Omega-3 Index levels range between 8-12%.

Measures EPA and DHA levels in your blood.

Fast Results typically within two weeks, accessible through our app or website

Personalised lifestyle recommendations

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  • The Science
  • What's inside?
  • How It Works
  • FAQs

Omega 3's and Their Connection to Heart Health, Brain Health and Cardiovascular Disease

Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in reducing inflammation and protecting against cardiovascular disease. Here’s how:

  • Heart Health: Omega-3s help lower blood pressure, reduce triglycerides, and prevent blood clots. They are linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death. Individuals with low Omega-3 Index levels are ten times more likely to die from sudden cardiac death than those with higher levels.

  • Brain Health: Adequate levels of Omega-3s are crucial for brain function and mental health. Low Omega-3 Index levels are associated with a higher risk of major depression in both adults and adolescents.

  • Cardiovascular Disease: Omega-3s are effective in reducing inflammation, a key factor in cardiovascular disease. Those with the highest Omega-3 Index levels have a 33% lower risk of death from any cause than those with the lowest levels. The Omega-3 Index is a better predictor of death risk than serum cholesterol levels.

Improving Your Omega-3 Levels

The typical Western diet often results in Omega-3 levels below 4%, while regions like Scandinavia, Japan, and Korea maintain levels between 8-12%, leading to better heart health outcomes. For example, Japan's high fish consumption correlates with the lowest rates of coronary heart disease mortality and atherosclerosis among developed nations.

To boost your Omega-3 levels:

  • Diet: Include more fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines in your diet.

  • Supplements: Consider taking fish oil or algae supplements rich in EPA and DHA. Studies show that daily intake of 1800-2000 mg of Omega-3 fish oil can significantly improve your Omega-3 Index.

  • How our Omega 3 Essential Test Kit works.

    Order an Omega 3 Test Kit : Easily available online, allowing you to test at home without needing to visit a doctor.

  • Collect Blood Sample at Home : A simple finger prick is all it takes to collect a small amount of blood. This method is less invasive than traditional blood draws from a vein.

  • Send Sample to our Lab: Use a prepaid label to send your test to our certified laboratory 

  • View Your Results Online : Fast results, typically within a two weeks, accessible through our app or website.

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

What’s Inside?

2 Alcohol wipes

Wipes to clean and sterilise the area on the finger to be pricked.

2 Lancets

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.

Blood spot collection card

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.

Card Sleeve

This sleeve will protect your blood sample. The collection card will be placed into this sleeve after the blood has dried completely.

Blood Sample Return Bag

The Sleeve will be placed into this bag to keep it dry and airtight.

Pre-paid Envelope

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.

Gauze Pad

A handy sterile gauze pad is provided in case you need to wipe the blood from the finger after you have provided the sample.

2 Band-aids

Place a band-aid over the pricked finger so it can heal hygienically.

Know More

Who should take extra EPA DHA and DPA?

Anyone with a chronic inflammatory illness would benefit from the anti-inflammatory effects of all of these. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers need more DHA. For the elderly with cognitive challenges, higher DHA is beneficial. DPA has been shown to have a greater anti-inflammatory effect and can convert to EPA and DHA. If you have heart issues, EPA has been shown to benefit. Children with ADHD or autism have benefited from high dose Omega-3s, EPA and DHA.

What can I expect to see in my Omega-3 test?

We offer 2 Omega-3 Tests, the Essential and Advanced. The Essential measures the Omega-3 Index, i.e the percentage of EPA and DHA in your red blood cell membranes. The optimal level is between 8-12% Our Advanced Test measures all 24 fatty acids and provides the Omega 6:3 and AA:EPA ratio, as well the Omega-3 and Trans Fat Indexes.

What are the known benefits of Omega-3s?

Omega-3s reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and blood clots.  They fight depression and anxiety. They improve the eyesight and brain development of babies during pregnancy. Omega-3s reduce symptoms of ADHD, fight inflammation, and improve mood. They are linked to reduced risk of autoimmune disease and may help lower the risk of cancer such as colon cancer. In addition, they are associated with reducing asthma, and they improve bone and joint pain.

Why Measure the Omega-3 Index?

The Omega-3 Index provides insight into your risk of cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and other health issues. It helps you adjust your diet and lifestyle to improve your health markers.

What are Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are essential fats important for maintaining health. Omega-3s, such as EPA and DHA, support heart, brain, and eye health. Omega-6s are also essential but should be balanced with Omega-3s for optimal health.

How Do I Collect My Blood Sample?

The test kit includes instructions to collect your sample at home using a finger prick. Ensure you follow the steps to collect your blood spot sample accurately.

How Much Omega-3 Do I Need?

The amount of Omega-3 fatty acids needed can vary. Generally, 1800 – 2000 mg of EPA and DHA daily is recommended to improve your Omega-3 Index.

What is the Ideal Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3?

A balanced ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 is crucial. Western diets often have an imbalance, leading to health issues. The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is between 1-1 and 4-1. Omega 3:6 ratios can be tested with our Advanced Omega-3 Test