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Omega-3 Test

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With the Omega-3 test we examine your blood sample for the following parameters:

1.) Omega-6 fatty acids
2.) Omega-3 fatty acids
3.) Omega-3 index
4.) Omega-6/3 ratio

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids influence hormone production, regulate blood pressure and inflammatory reactions.

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  • Details
  • Test measures
  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
  • Sample report
  • Reviews
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 so 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

Linoleic acid
Gamma-linolenic acid
Eicosadienoic acid
Eicosatrienoic acid (DGLA)
Arachidonic acid (AA)
Docosadienoic acid

Omega-3 fatty acids

Alpha-linolenic acid
Eicosatrienoic acid
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
Docosapentaenoic acid
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 will my results tell me?

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.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. 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 mail at

Test measures
For the Omega 3 Test we analyze:
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Omega-3 index
  • Omega-6/3 ratio
Omega-6 fatty acids

Omega-6 fatty acids perform many vital tasks in the body. They are needed in the construction and maintenance of cell membranes and, as precursors of various messenger substances, regulate blood pressure and inflammatory reactions. In general, omega-6 fatty acids are consumed from animal and plant food sources. However, the most important representative of omega-6 fatty acids is linoleic acid, which, as an essential fatty acid, cannot be produced by the body itself. Other fatty acids (gamma-linolenic acid, eicosadienoic acid, eicosatrienoic acid, arachidonic acid and docosadienoic acid) can be synthesized from linoleic acid.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered to have a variety of well-documented functions. Among other things, they are involved in building cell membranes, play a role in hormone production, support the immune system and have an anti-inflammatory effect. The best-known representative is alpha-linolenic acid, which cannot be produced by the body itself and must therefore be supplied through the diet. Other omega-3 fatty acids (eicosatrienoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) can be metabolized from alpha-linolenic acid.

Omega-3 index

The omega-3 index describes the content of the two omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid in the membrane of the red blood cells. It provides information about the fatty acid supply over the last two to three months and can be considered as a risk marker for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke.

Omega-6/3 ratio

Omega-6 and omega-3 interact with each other and are important counterparts in biological processes such as inflammatory processes. In addition, they are metabolized by the same enzymes in the body and compete for the same proteins. For fatty acids, this means that the more omega-6 is present, the lower the probability for the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA to be synthesized. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids therefore cannot be considered separately from one another. To assess the fatty acid supply, the omega-6/3 ratio is decisive.

Symptoms the Omega-3 Test is suitable for:
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disturbances of the eyesight
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Poor wound healing
  • Disturbance of blood clotting
  • Hair loss
  • Straw-like hair
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depressive moods
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight gain
Sample collection guide

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.

Please download the instructions here

Sample report
The sample report

Below you will find the sample report for the Omega-3 Test.

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What exactly is the Omega-3 Test?

The Omega-3 Test examines your blood sample for various parameters related to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, including levels of specific fatty acids and ratios important for health.

Why are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids important?

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play crucial roles in hormone production, blood pressure regulation, and inflammatory reactions. They are essential for overall health and well-being.

What are the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, have numerous health benefits including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart diseases, improving brain function, vision, and potentially aiding in the prevention of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and depression.

How much omega-3 do I need?

Instead of the quantity of omega-3, you should pay attention to the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3. An ideal ratio is 4 : 1 to 6 : 1. Unfortunately, for many people the ratio is often 40 : 1 or more. Especially popular cooking oils such as sunflower oil with a ratio of over 120 : 1 contribute to these values.

Should I stop taking omega-3 supplements before the test?

The omega-3 test determines the levels of fatty acids in the membrane of erythrocytes (red blood cells). These change their fatty acid composition very slowly (8-12 weeks). Therefore, if supplementation of omega-3 should not be considered, it must be discontinued very early. However, you can also perform the test while taking omega-3 supplements.

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