Omega 3 and 6 (Fatty Acids)
This at home omega 3 and 6 fatty acid test measures the amount of omega 3 that you have in your cells, known as your omega-3 index and establishes the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 in your body. Omega 3 and 6 are essential fatty acids, which must be consumed through the diet. Having the right balance between the two is important to prevent heart disease.
Number of biomarkers tested: 2
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• Blood collection device using finger-prick method
• Tracked 24 return mailing bag
• A doctor validated report
• 2 working days turnaround from sample receipt at lab
Order by 4pm weekdays and your test will be the dispatched the same day (excluding bank holidays). Royal Mail tracked 24 shipping is provided free of charge. You will be emailed your tracking number.
Your results will show the level of omega-3 in your blood and whether this level is low and remedial action is required, intermediate and remedial action would be beneficial, healthy or ideal. It will also show you your omega 6:3 ratio and whether this is optimal, acceptable or high.
Omega 3 index assesses the amount of omega 3 in your body. Omega 3 fatty acids are the “good fats” found in oily fish, nuts and seeds that can help to protect the body against heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and rheumatoid arthritis.
Whilst omega 6, when eaten in moderation as part of a healthy diet, is good for you, too much omega 6 compared to omega 3 can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Omega 6 is found in polyunsaturated foods such as butter and vegetable oils.
How it works
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Simply collect your sample at home and return it to our network of fully accredited labs for expert analysis.
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Your results will be delivered via our secure online health hub within days.