The Omega-3 Index Basic tests for the amount of EPA and DHA in the blood. The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been shown to benefit a wide variety of health conditions affecting the heart, brain, eyes, and joints. They’ve also been associated with healthy aging in general. Thousands of papers have been published on their effects on the body, and the research is not slowing down.
Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough of these important nutrients from their diets, which is why testing blood levels is so important.
Omega-3 Index Plus
The Omega-3 Index Plus from Standard Process requires a single drop of blood and will quickly & conveniently inform you of your eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Omega-6, and Trans fat levels. All three are critical indicators of overall health but play an especially important role in heart, brain, and eye health. This information is also vital if you’re dealing with long-term inflammation or a chronic condition. Everything tested correlates to an individual’s diet and can be very helpful for determining if a change is needed.