OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS TEST

This simple blood spot test (done by you in the comfort of your own home) measures levels of our Essential Fatty Acids - Omegas 3, 6 and 9.

Our fatty acid profile is important as these fats are crucial for the wellbeing of our brain, the facilitation of learning (ADHD, memory, concentration etc), avoiding depression and anxiety, helping with joint and skin health and maintaining heart and circulatory health. Low omega 3 can also be implicated in a difficulty in losing weight.

Fatty acids are the core building blocks of cell membranes making them critical for cell membrane structure and function as well as local signalling.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be made by the human body and must be obtained in the diet or supplements. EFAs are transformed into local hormone mediators called eicosanoids. This is a process vital for the ability of the body's immune system to repair and protect itself and to regulate inflammation.

The Fatty Acids Profile Blood Spot is a convenient finger-stick test that can illuminate problems in essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, which significantly impact cellular functions, intracellular communication, and neurological/brain development