Omega 3 & 6 Test
Testing for Levels of:
Omega 3 & Omega 6
They are increasingly believed to play a crucial role in everything from cell creation to blood pressure to memory retention, yet our bodies do not create them naturally. That’s why Omega 3 & 6 testing is essential.
Why do I need Omega 3 & 6?
The body doesn’t produce these fatty acids, yet we need them to help build cells, regulate blood pressure, protect memory and fight disease.
What are the symptoms of Omega 3&6 deficiency?
Poor memory, fatigue, depression, mood swings and poor circulation.
How do I get Omega 3 & 6?
Eat more of the classic Mediterranean diet of fish, fresh fruit and veg, olive oil, garlic and whole grains.
How do I know if I’m Omega 3&6 deficient?
A simple blood test is all you need. Book yours now.
Did You Know?
Two types of Omega 3 are currently thought to be the two most important fatty acids in human health.
What do Omega 3 and Omega 6 do?
Omega 3 and Omega 6 are fatty acids. Your body needs fatty acids to help it perform a wide range of duties, from building cell membranes to managing inflammation and regulating blood pressure. As our knowledge of fatty acids develops, we’re also seeing a growing understanding of the role they may play in everything from diabetes and heart disease prevention to memory and cognitive function, to resistance against some forms of cancer.
Most of the fatty acids we need are created naturally in the body, but some are not. The only way we can resupply our bodies with Omega 3 and Omega 6, two of the fatty acid-types the body doesn’t produce, is through diet or supplements.
Two Omega 3 acids (known as EPA and DHA) are currently thought to be the two most important fatty acids in human health. Not for nothing are Omega 3&6 known as ‘essential fatty acids’.
What are the symptoms of Omega 3 & 6 deficiency?
The body’s stores of Omega 3 acids in particular appear to benefit the brain, which may be one reason why young children whose mothers had an Omega 3 deficiency during pregnancy may be more prone to nerve, vision and behavioural issues.
In general Omega 3 and 6 deficiencies can result in a range of symptoms including:
- Poor memory
- Mood swings
- Poor circulation
It’s important to maintain a healthy balance of Omega 3 and 6. Too much Omega 6 in relation to Omega 3 may also have a negative effect, particularly on the body’s ability to control inflammation.
How do I test for – and treat – Omega 3 & 6 deficiency?
Better2Know Your Body’s Omega 3 and Omega 6 testing will help you understand the levels of each of these types of fatty acid in your body.
Usually, the simplest and most effective way of treating any deficiency is through diet, although it’s important to ensure that in boosting your Omega levels, you maintain the correct ratios of 3 and 6.
As a guide, a Mediterranean diet of foods rich in fish, whole grains, olive oil, fresh fruit and veg, garlic and wine (in moderation) provides the right balance of Omega 3 and 6.
To get tested and find out what is causing your ill health please contact Better2Know your Body on the number above or click book now on the button below.