The Great Plains Laboratory Omega-3 Index

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THIS TEST INCLUDES A 30-MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH ONE OF OUR DIETITIANS UNLESS THE "NO REVIEW" OPTION IS SELECTED

During this consultation your consulting dietitian will email you the results of your test, go over the report, create a plan of action and answer any questions you may have.

After purchasing a staff member of Nutrition Dynamic will contact you within 1 – 2 business days to acquire any additional information and to schedule your consultation.

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Omega-3 Index Complete Test

GENERAL

Many studies have shown that people with higher (vs. lower) omega-3 index levels are at decreased risk for a variety of diseases. These include heart disease, stroke, dementia, and depression to name a few. These people even live longer than those with lower levels. Raising your omega-3 index and keeping it up should help reduce your risk these conditions. Omega-3 fatty acids are found primarily in fish, especially “oily” fish such as those near the top in the accompanying table. The two most important omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA. It should be noted that omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed oil (alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA) will have little to no effect on your Omega-3 Index. Therefore, ALA is not an effective substitute for EPA and DHA. To make sure your Omega-3 Index remains in the target range you should re-check it every six months.

 

FATTY ACID BENEFITS (EPA, DHA, GLA)

  • Lowers LDL and increases HDL cholesterol; decreases blood clotting time

  • Anti-arrhythmic, anti-inflammatory effect that benefits heart tissue

  • Structural in brain and retinal tissue; improves learning and memory

  • Critical in fetal and infant development

  • Improves hyperactivity in children and depression in adults

  • Treatment for autoimmune disorders, kidney disease, PMS, RA, MS

  • Improves skin integrity

INCLUDED IN THE TEST REPORT

  • Full 24 Fatty Acid Profile

  • Omega-3 Index

  • Trans Fat Index

  • Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio

  • AA/EPA ratio

 

These labs are for nutrition analysis only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. They are not intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician on any matters regarding your health and before nutritional changes.