High Sensitivity Omega-3 Index
Fatty Acid Ratio and Analysis
Omega - 3 Fatty Acids
Omega- 6 Fatty Acids
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3 ω3),
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5 ω3)
Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA, 22:5 ω3)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 ω3)
(LA, 18:2 ω6)
(GLA, 18:3 ω6)
(DGLA, 20:3 ω6)
(AA, 20:4 ω6)
(DTA, 22:4 ω6)
Omega - 7 Fatty Acids
Omega - 7 Fatty Acids
Oleic acid (18:1 ω9)
Gondonic acid (20:1 ω9)
Nervonic acid (24:1 ω9)
Trans Fatty Acids
Saturated Fatty Acids
The availability of strictly standardized fatty acid analytics attracted numerous renowned scientific groups from all over the world, like Framingham, Harvard, Charité, Helmholtz and countless universities. Currently, more than 90 publications in international journals are based on the HS-Omega-3 Index, as are some 10 concluded, unpublished research projects, and some 50 currently ongoing research projects.
This gave rise to a unique data base that keeps growing with OmegaMetrix. Thus, the HS-Omega-3 Index became the most important measuring technique in fatty acid analyses, and is becoming an analytical standard. Results from other methods cannot be compared to the HS-Omega-3 Index, have little, if any, scientific background, and therefore are useless.
Really important for heart and brain The HS-Omega-3 Index is optimal between 8% and 11%. In many persons a substantially lower HS-Omega-3 Index can be found, around 4%. Compared with an HS-Omega-3 Index around 4%, a HS-Omega-3 Index between 8 and 11% means:
a lower risk for and with cardiovascular disease, like myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death or congestive heart failure - more Information
lower risk for premature birth and better chances for optimal brain development, resulting in better brain function more information - more Information
lower probability for psychiatric diseases like ADHD or depression more information - more Information
lower probability for “age-related” and other cognitive impairments more information - more Information
possibly lower risk for other diseases more information - more Information
Increased intake of the marine Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid increases the HS-Omega-3 Index, and improves or prevents most of the health issues mentioned (more information at the respective topics). Therefore, an optimal HS-Omega-3 Index is really important for optimal function of heart and brain.
Fatty Acid Blood Spot (NUT11)
Fatty Acid Blood Spot Test
Test Type:Blood (Dried Blood Spot)
Turn Around Time: 10 days.