Pro Football Legends

Omega-3 Index Trial with Pro Football Legends, the Commercial Marketing Arm of the NFL Alumni

To inaugurate Brain Armor becoming the  “Official Brain Supplement of the Pro Football Legends, commercial marketing arm of the NFL Alumni” a number of former Professional Football Athletes participated in a trial to examine their omega-3 index change when dosing with Brain Armor DHA (life'sDHA™). (This product only contained DHA, unlike the new range of Brain Armor products (launched in June 2018) which now contain DHA, EPA, Vitamin D, Vitamin E & MCT Oil).

Method

14 former Professional Football Athletes participated in this trial aged between 29yrs to 79yrs. Blood was obtained using an Omega Quant Testing Kit to create an Omega-3 index baseline. Participants then daily dosed with Brain Armor DHA (life'sDHA™). Participants were then re-tested.

Results

27.82% overall improvement in Omega 3 index. (1st Test Range 3.5% to 7.1%. 2nd Test Range 4.1% to 10.1%). 
 
18.8% overall reduction in Omega6:Omega3 ratio’s (1st Test Range 11.5% to 5.3%. 2nd Test Range 8.3% to 3.2%)

Participant Results

Analysis

Subject presented with a very low Omega-3 Index of 3.6% on test one but showed a 61% improvement to 5.9% over 23 days of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10%. Trans Fat Index unchanged. Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio improved significantly from 10.1 to 6.5. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio is elevated but improved. Total Omega-6 is elevated. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. Blood EPA is low. Major positive in how fast these improvements occurred.


Analysis

Subject presented with an Omega-3 Index in the moderate range at 6.6% on test one but showed a 53% improvement to 10.1% over approximately 3 months of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved significantly from 5.4 to 3.2. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio is significantly improved and indicates Subject was also taking an EPA Supplement during testing interval.

Bio: Anthony Joseph Furjanic (born February 26, 1964) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for three seasons for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. Tony Furjanic


Analysis

Subject presented with a very low Omega-3 Index of 4.2% on test one but showed a 19% improvement to 5.0% over approximately 2 months of supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved slightly from 10.5 to 8.3. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio is elevated but improved. Total Omega-6 is elevated. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. Low blood EPA and DHA concentrations.


Analysis

Subject presented with a low Omega-3 Index of 5.3% on test one but showed a 28.3% improvement to 6.8% over approximately 2 months of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Significantly improved Trans Fat Index. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved slightly from 6.1 to 5.3. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio is elevated but significantly improved. Total Omega-6 is elevated and actually increased over the test period. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. Blood DHA and EPA are low but improving.

Bio: Now a successful business executive, Brad Oates had a distinguished professional football career in the National Football League after a noted athletic career at Brigham Young University (“BYU”) where Brad was a two-time captain of the football team and was named to the 1975 Associated Press All-American team.


Analysis

Subject presented with a moderate Omega-3 Index of 7.1% on test one but showed a 10% improvement to 7.8% over approximately 2 months of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Trans Fat Index increased from 0.8% to 1.0%. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved slightly from 5.3 to 5.2. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA ratio worsened. Total Omega-6 is elevated. Total Omega-3 is low but slightly improved. Low blood EPA concentration.


Analysis

Subject presented with a low Omega-3 Index of 4.7% on test one but showed a 32% improvement to 6.2% over a short 1 month of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved significantly from 8.0 to 6.3. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio is elevated but improved. Total Omega-6 is elevated but improved. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. EPA blood levels are low.

Bio: Jay Brian Schroeder (born June 28, 1961) is a former professional American football quarterback. He played college football at UCLA, after which he was selected in the third round (83rd overall) of the 1984 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins where he played for three seasons. He then played for the Los Angeles Raiders for five seasons, he then spent one season each with the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.

While with the Washington Redskins, Schroeder was selected to his only Pro Bowl after the 1986 season season. He also won his only Super Bowl ring, when the Redskins won Super Bowl XXII over the Denver Broncos at the end of his final year with Washington - Jay Schroeder


Analysis

Subject presented with a low Omega-3 Index of 4.2% on test one but showed a 26.2% improvement to 5.3% over 2 months of supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10%. Trans Fat index is good. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved from 9.2 to 7.8. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA ratio is elevated and worsened. This ratio should be below 5. Total Omega-6 is elevated. Total Omega-3 is low but slightly improved. Blood EPA is deficient.

Bio: Jeff Olson is a former professional American football who played with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys.


Analysis

Subject presented with a very low omega-3 Index of 3.8% on test one but showed a 42% improvement to 5.4% over 2 1/2 months of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Trans Fat Index is high. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved significantly from 8.6 to 6.9. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. Trans Fat Index improved. AA:EPA Ratio worsened indicating potential for inflammation. Total Omega-6 is elevated. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. Blood EPA is deficient.

Bio: Jerry Wilkinson is a former professional football athlete who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.


Analysis

Subject presented with a very low Omega-3 Index of 3.5% on test one but showed a slight improvement to 4.1% over about 40 days of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Trans Fat Index is high. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio is improved but ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA ratio showed significant improvement over 45 days and Blood EPA levels doubled indicating possible supplementation with an EPA Omega-3. Total Omega-6 decreased significantly. Total Omega-3 is low but improved as is Blood DHA.


Analysis

Subject presented with a moderate Omega-3 Index of 6.9% on test one and slightly improved to 7.1% over about 2 months of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10%. Trans Fat Index is good. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved from 4.9 to 4.3. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio actually worsened. Blood EPA concentration decreased.


Analysis

Subject presented with a moderate Omega-3 Index of 6.2% on test one but showed a slight improvement at 79 days to 6.7%. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Trans Fat Index was good but worsened over the course of the study period (Diet related). Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved from 5.5 to 5.0. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio is significantly elevated but will improve with EPA supplementation. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. Blood EPA is low.


Analysis

Subject initially presented with a low Omega-3 Index of 4.6% on test one but showed a 28% improvement to 5.9% over 52 days of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Trans Fat Index is significantly improved. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio is improved. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio is elevated and worsened over test period. Total Omega-6 is elevated. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. Blood EPA is low.


Analysis

Subject presented with a low Omega-3 Index of 4.4% on test one but showed a 47.7% improvement to 6.5% over 50 days of Omega-3 supplementation at test two. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Trans Fat Index is improved. Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved significantly. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio showed significant improvement. Should be below 5. Total Omega-6 is elevated. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. Blood DHA and blood EPA are both improved but still low.


Analysis

Subject presented with a moderately low Omega-3 Index of 5.7% on test one but showed a slight improvement to 6.3% over 51 days of Omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 Index should be above 10% at a minimum. Trans Fat Index worsened (likely due to holiday eating). Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio improved slightly from 6.6 to 5.9. Ideally this ratio should be no more than 3. AA:EPA Ratio is elevated and unchaged. Total Omega-6 is elevated. Total Omega-3 is low but improved. Blood EPA is low.


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