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Why test omega 3 and how to do it?

Omega 3 fatty acids are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Yet there are many people who do not get enough omega 3 on a weekly basis.

Fortunately, today there is an easy way to test omega 3. In fact, there is a special test for omega 3 that takes just five minutes.

Taking an omega 3 test with an omega 3 test kit

With a special test kit for omega 3, you can easily test your omega 3 levels at home. You can test your omega 3 by taking 2 drops of blood from your fingertip. In the omega 3 test kit, you will find a special omega 3 blood test for this purpose, which allows you to do this painlessly.

You collect the drop(s) of blood on the blood spot card, which you then send to the laboratory free of charge in the enclosed return envelope. After the analysis of your blood in the laboratory, you will receive a detailed result summary within 15 working days.

You will know after doing the omega 3 test both how much omega 3 was found in your blood and the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio.

How do I read the results of the omega 3 index test?

After doing the omega 3 test, you will soon receive the results report by e-mail. The first result is the omega 3 index. This is the percentage of omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA of the total fatty acid content of your red blood cells.

This value of the omega 3 index also applies to all your body cells. This percentage is almost always between 2 and 12%. The most ideal is a percentage between 8 and 12%. 

The second result is the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 in your blood. Ideally, the amount of omega 6 in your blood should be no more than 1 to 3 times the amount of omega 3 (i.e., between 1:1 and 3:1).

The ratio should also not be less than 1:1, i.e. no more omega 3 than omega 6.

Ordering an omega 3 test kit

Are you curious to know what the omega 3 blood test will reveal for you? Then order an omega 3 test kit directly online. You can test easily at home and besides the Dutch test results you will also receive personal recommendations, such as possibly eating the right fatty fish regularly.

We simply live in a world where processed foods, not enough exercise, stress and not enough sleep lurk. This affects your fatty acid balance. With the test for omega 3, you can find out if this is the case.

Thanks to the result, you will know exactly where you stand and how you can possibly improve it!