If you are like 95.7% of the North American population you are not getting enough omega-3s in your diet and are deficient in these essential fatty acids. Now you can know your Omeag-3 Index (O3i) without a trip to the doctor.
This simple sample collection kit is quick and easy to complete at home. Follow the kit instructions to collect your sample and place it in the mail to our independent laboratory (OmegaQuant) with the pre-paid return envelope provided. You will receive your results via email in 1-2 weeks.
You will also receive a full explanation of your results and recommendations on how to achieve and maintain an optimal O3i level.
Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been recognized to provide significant health benefits, and increasing evidence suggests there is a direct link between an individuals' Omega-3 Index (O3i) score and longevity.
O3i levels were found to be inversely associated with total mortality across multiple studies including the Cardiovascular Health Study, the Heart and Soul Study, and the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study.
Furthermore, a recent meta-analysis that included over 27,000 subjects concluded that O3i is a better indicator of longevity than one of the most well-known markers of wellness, cholesterol. Consistent with these observations, a higher O3i is associated with larger total normal brain volume, improved brain function, and an inverse relationship exists between O3i and telomere attrition, a marker of biological aging.
Research indicates that the optimal O3I is >8% while an index <4% may be regarded as a risk factor. To increase your O3I, you have to increase your consumption of DHA and EPA. Studies suggest that although you can obtain Omega-3s from a whole food diet, that most U.S. adults are not meeting their recommended needs. In fact, the average O3i in the U.S. is estimated to be around 4%, which is significantly lower than the desirable O3i level of +8%.
Additionally, a low consumption rate of Omega-3 versus Omega-6 fatty acids causes an imbalance which may increase inflammation and disease. *
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