Omega-3 Index Basic Test Kit
The Omega-3 Index Basic Test measures the amount of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in the blood, specifically in the red blood cell membrane. It is the gold standard for omega-3 testing and is used around the world by healthcare providers and researchers. Studies show 8-12% is the optimal level of omega-3s in the blood.
Do you know your number?
When you take an omega-3 index test it reports your score as a percentage, which is simply a measure of the amount of EPA and DHA in your blood. An omega-3 index of 8% or higher is ideal and has the greatest impact of lowering your risk of heart attacks, certain types of dementia and other chronic and inflammatory diseases.
Unfortunately most people tested worldwide hover around 6% or below, and specifically in the US most people are at 4% or below – the highest risk zone.
Raising your Omega-3 Index to the desirable zone of 8% will help ensure you are getting enough omega-3s — EPA and DHA — to protect your health and prevent disease.
How much omega-3 you eat is only part of the puzzle. There are many other factors that affect your Omega-3 Index such as:
Optimize Your Omega-3 Level in 3 Easy Steps:
You won’t know if your omega-3 Index is optimal just because you eat fish or take supplements — it must be measured! This test requires just one drop of blood on the specialized test paper and is mailed back to the lab for processing. There is no lab appointment or blood draw necessary.
Once you know your own omega-3 Index, it can be optimized with simple dietary changes including increasing your fatty fish intake!
Testing your Omega-3 Index every 4 months will help ensure that your levels stay optimal long term.