NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
The Essential Fatty Acids Blood/EDTA Test (Omega 3, 6, 9, EPA, DHA)
Have you checked your essential fatty acids? Do you really need all that fish oil?
The Essential Fatty Acids Blood/EDTA (Omega 3, 6, 9, EPA, DHA) Test is a simple test that can can be done right near your home or office, the test measures your current total levels of the essential fatty acids 3,6,9, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid). The essential fatty acids test is excellent for the discovery of having deficiencies and or excessive amounts of these fats in your body. The test kit comes with:
- An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
- A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
- Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
- Note, pathology will charge approximately $33.00 to take your sample
Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.
The Essential Fatty Acids Test is a complete profile that checks the following:
- Omega 3 Index (4 omega 3 fatty acids)
- 7 omega-6 fatty acids
- 4 monounsaturated fatty acids
- 6 saturated fatty acids
- 3 groups of trans fatty acids
- 5 composites (group sums)
- 2 ratios
Essential Fatty Acids deficiency
Omega 3, 6, 9 EPA & DHA symptoms combined are extensive however here are the main problems to look for:
Dry skin, eczema, dry hair or dandruff, excessive thirst, excessive sweating, poor memory or learning difficulties, inflammatory health problems e.g. arthritis, high blood lipids, depression, PMS, breast pain, water retention, hair loss, itchy skin, dry eyes, stiff painful joints, craving for fatty foods.
About the Omega 3’s
Omega‐3 fatty acids are essential to the human body and have benefits for our heart, brain, eyes and joints. By reducing inflammation, blood clots and improving membrane function, omega‐3 fats are associated with a lower risk of heart complications – including heart disease, plaque build‐up and heart attacks, both in persons with a history of heart disease and in healthy individuals. Omega‐3 fats are important for optimal brain development in babies and mental function, particularly later in life.
Omega 3 thins the blood, reduces inflammation, improves functioning of the nervous system, promotes neurotransmitter balance and reception, relieves depression, attention deficit, hyperactivity and autism, improves sleep, improves skin condition, helps balance hormones in women and helps balance hormones in men and it can reduce insulin resistance.
The Fish Oil Craze, Do You Really Need Fish Oil Supplements?
Fish oils are said to be high in omega 3 fatty acids and as a result the benefits of taking fish oil supplements has had a lot of attention and many people now take fish oil supplements on a daily basis without knowing if they really are doing any good or if they are needed at all, this is why it’s called the fish oil craze.
There is no doubt that fish oil supplements are beneficial for those that have omega 3 deficiency, however most people fail to check on their key levels or essential fatty acids and thus take the risk of throwing out the balance of all of their essential oils simply by blindly taking fish oils supplements because they think they may benefit from taking them.
The key to understanding if you really need fish oil supplements comes from knowing your true levels of all of your essential fatty acids which can be done by taking this test. Some people who take fish oil supplements are actually doing themselves more harm than good, this is because one solution does not fit all, for example many people are either not compatible with fish oils and or they end up worse because they failed to supplement the correct essential fatty acids which can lead to chronic diseases.
Have any questions about this test? Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.
For Australian Orders we provide an express postage reply-paid envelope with the Test Kit for you to send your test sample directly to our pathology laboratory in Australia.
For Overseas Orders please allow up to 10 days for your Test Kit to be delivered. Please also note return postage to our testing laboratory in Australia is not included. We suggest you use your country’s air postage service instead of international couriers to avoid excess postage fees.