Our Omega Oils Profile is used in a clinical setting to evaluate the two, long-chain fats utilized in brain function, and heart, or cardiovascular blood vessel health. DHA or the "brain fat" is often low or deficient in those who experience depression, ADHD, memory challenges, mental health issues, including schizophrenia.
EPA is the long chain fat marker for optimal blood vessel health; when it is low the blood vessels tend to be stiff and less pliable. This test also reveals the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats. We have found over time, today’s process snack foods are filled with omega-6 fats, which when in excess, unknowingly can be created a list of one's health challenges, including inflammation.
When omega-6 fats are consumed in excess compared to the omega-3 fats, they can evolve to another fat which produces pain and inflammation called arachidonic acid. Anyone creating a plan for long-term optimal wellness would be wise to incorporate this test to assist them in what oils are needed.
NOTE: This test is a serum test that requires a visit to your nearest Lab Corp.
This test is unique because inflammatory tissue factors in one’s body today impact all of your body’s tissues, including the brain and heart, which are assessed.
Upon the results, we are able to create a protocol for optimal wellness, improving overall body function.
Testing Components Include:
Arachidonic Acid/EPA Ratio
DPA Omega-6 total
A protocol will be recommended and follow up testing to evaluate the progress to normal will be completed.