Omegas
Omega 3 Index
£55
Your body can't make omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids and these must come from the food you eat. These essential fatty acids play a critical role in brain function, and immune and inflammation responses.
Omega 3s

Omega 3s have numerous health benefits

most notably in the prevention of cardiovascular disease by lowering triglycerides, regulating cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and preventing the build of atherosclerotic plaques. There is also evidence that omega 3s can combat mental disorders and their progression, reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of autoimmune conditions, and are also associated with lowered cancer risks.

Omega 3 supplements

It's not only important to incorporate good sources of omega-3 and omega-6s in your diet, but to also consume them in the proper ratio. Omega-6 fatty acids compete with omega-3s and can inhibit their effect. Ideally the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 should be around 2:1, but the typical Western diet represents a ratio of closer to 16:1 due to a reliance on processed foods and oils. This imbalance is believed to be responsible for a number of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Recent studies also show that a high omega-6 to omega-3 ratio plays a key role in the development of obesity.

What we test
Omega Fatty Acid Profile
This essential fatty acid blood spot test measures the levels of essential fatty acids and their ratios that are critical to good health. Diet is not the only thing that determines your blood fatty acid levels – metabolism, genetics, gender, weight, age and other lifestyle factors all can play a role. For omega-3s and trans fats, eating that fat directly increases blood levels of that fat. Other fatty acids don’t respond to intake. For example, eating a lot of saturated fat doesn’t directly raise blood levels of saturated fat, but eating a lot of carbohydrate does. This is why testing matters.
This blood spot test measures:
Test instructions
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Your finger prick test kit and all instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre.
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