The Omega-3 Index Test measures the amount of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in red blood cell membranes. An Omega-3 Index in the desirable range of 8-12% is an indicator of better overall health. As a part of a healthy way of life, an Omega-3 Index in this range can promote heart, brain, vision, and joint health. The Omega-3 Index Test requires a simple finger prick, which draws a drop of blood. The drop is mailed to OmegaQuant, a leading provider of nutritional status tests. Results will be provided within a few weeks, so one can include dietary recommendations to help us reach the desirable Omega-3 Index range (if our level is low). With the right diet choices, we will be able to modify our Omega-3 Index in as low as 3-4 months.
Collect Sample: A simple finger prick test will draw a drop of blood.
Mail Sample: The drop is mailed to OmegaQuant, where omega-3 status will be assessed.
Get Results: Results will be sent to the email address provided within one to two weeks.
Modify Diet: Dietary modifications may be beneficial to help increase our score (whether it is low).
Keep With It and Monitor Level: It normally takes about three to four months to increase our level. Monitor progress by taking an Omega-3 Test each and every 4-6 months.