Who should take the test?
Do you make sure that your diet includes not only carbohydrates and proteins, but also enough fats?
Omega-3 fatty acids in particular are thought to have positive effects on health: they can help lower blood pressure and blood lipids such as cholesterol. In addition, they reduce the risk of heart diseases, heart attacks or strokes. Furthermore, omega-3 fatty acids contribute to normal brain function and vision and may have a positive impact on neuronal diseases such as Alzheimer’s and depression. The most active omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
Omega-3 and omega-6 are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Since the body cannot produce these fatty acids itself, they must be supplied through the diet. However, our current diet contains an excess of omega-6 correspondingly less omega-3 can be converted. Therefore, not only the amount, but also the ratio of the two fatty acids to each other is important.
The test analyzes the following parameters:
Omega-6 fatty acids
Eicosatrienoic acid (DGLA)
Arachidonic acid (AA)
Omega-3 fatty acids
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Omega-3 index and omega-6/3 ratio
With our omega-3 test you can find out whether there is a sufficient supply of omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids and whether there is a balanced ratio between them. The measured omega-3 index shows you the proportion of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA to the total fatty acid content of your red blood cells and can be interpreted as a risk marker for the cardiovascular system
How does it work?
You collect the sample at home, send it back to us and we will send you your result with information about your omega-3 level. You will find out whether your values are within the normal range or whether there is a deficiency. In addition, you will receive individualized nutritional recommendations – tailored to your needs.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
Your report will contain detailed information about your fatty acid levels and whether they are normal, too high or too low (compared to the respective reference range for your age group). You can then discuss these results with your doctor who can advise you on how to proceed and on the various therapy options.
Although we do not offer medical advice ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is my privacy protected?
Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. We and our partner laboratories (who may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously. Only you will have access to this information and we will not share your information with any not authorized third party. All samples are disposed of following analysis.