How can I test my omega-3 levels at home?
The Holman Omega 3 Test can be done at home by collecting drops of your blood from a finger-prick sample. From this your complete fatty acid profile can be analysed.
What is ideal omega-3 index?
An optimal omega-3 index is 8% or higher, an intermediate omega-3 index is between 4% and 8%, and a low omega-3 index is 4% and below. Most Americans have an omega-3 index below 4%, which puts them a significantly higher risk of early death.
What are the benefits of omega-3?
Likely due to these effects, omega-3 fats have been shown to help prevent heart disease and stroke, may help control lupus, eczema, and rheumatoid arthritis, and may play protective roles in cancer and other conditions. Omega-3 fats are a key family of polyunsaturated fats.