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The Importance of the Omega Test

The measurement of Omega-3 in the blood is a new and extremely important test. Unlike other blood tests that may be useful in one disease or area of the body, the Omega Blood Count gives information about every cell and organ in your body.

The correct balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is vital for optimal health; it is not possible to reach your true health potential if this balance is not correct. As humans we developed by consuming a diet high in Omega-3, from fish and plant sources, however, as we have moved away from our traditional diet we have developed an imbalance in essential fatty acids which contributes to many modern day diseases.

As the balance has shifted towards Omega-6 fats with an increase in inflammation, this has contributed to the development of many chronic conditions such as heart disease, depression and arthritis.

Many clinical studies have shown that correcting this Omega imbalance can improve these chronic inflammatory conditions. Optimal prevention and treatment for many of our Western diseases requires that the Omega balance be correct. The basis of nutritional medicine is that dietary factors are fundamental to good health.

Omega-3 is one of the most effective of all nutritional approaches/interventions as it directly influences inflammatory hormone production and gene expression in the cell.

 

Improve your all-round health

Cells are the basic building blocks of our body. If these are not healthy then our organs and our bodies cannot be healthy. Omega balance is crucial to cellular health and the Ideal Omega Test is vital to understanding your own individual Omega requirements; it takes out the guesswork out of supplementation. One of the most exciting aspects of correcting your Omega balance is the widespread impact of this on your general health.

You may have taken this test to reduce the risk of heart disease but now find that you also have less pain in your joints. You may have wanted to improve your mood but now find that your hot flushes have also diminished. You may have wanted to improve your athletic performance but now find that your asthma has become milder. Instead of the side effects you get with most drugs, Omega-3 supplements have side benefits!

If you review the research summaries that accompany the test kit you will see just how multifaceted the benefits of Omega-3 are. The exciting thing is that this research is only at a very early stage and will continue to grow.

Getting the balance right

One of the most attractive aspects of this test is that any imbalance can be corrected purely by changing your diet. Omega-6 is present in many of our foods, cereals, vegetable oil, dairy products, eggs, meat and most fast foods.

Reducing these types of foods in the diet is crucial to getting the right balance but it is equally important to increase the Omega-3 foods in the form of green vegetables and especially oily fish. For many people eating the amounts of oily fish required to reach the optimal levels may be difficult and they may choose to supplement their diet with a fish oil supplement.

Here at Omega Blood Count we have carried out thousands of Omega tests over the years and have found that the desirable average Omega-3 intake is 2g of the Omega-3, EPA. As most fish oil capsules contain only 180mg of EPA, using this type of supplement would involve taking 12 capsules daily. This is unmanageable for most patients and the need for a high dose Omega-3 has led us to the development of Ideal Omega which contains 700mg of EPA per capsule and so an average dosage would be only 3 capsules daily. We also insisted on including the sister Omega-3 fat DHA with 200mg per capsule. This is almost the exact amount considered ideal for heart disease prevention in a recent trial1.

Spreading the good news

By getting your test done you have now become a health pioneer, and as you get to know the true value of your own Omega Balance, you will want to tell the world. How can you keep these simple but profound health truths from your friends and family? A simple single nutrient which has been shown to reduce sudden cardiac deaths by 45%2, is as effective as Prozac for depression3and an essential nutrient which can reduce pain and help decrease the risk of cancer4.

We believe the Omega Blood Count  Test can be the start of a health revolution; better diet, better balance, better health and less drugs. It is up to you to share your results and good fortune with those close to you so they too may share in this new kind of treatment.

You can check the level of Omega-3 and Omega-6 in foods by visiting www.nutritiondata.com and entering the food you are interested in into the search box; Omega-3 and Omega-6 is near to the bottom of the nutritional information.

You can also get further information sheets on Omega Heart, Omega Mood, Omega Immune, Omega Athlete, Omega Child, Omega Mother, Omega Movement, Omega Woman, by clicking on the links at the top of this page.

Nutritional Medicine has finally arrived and is here to stay.


References :

  1. Nicolas Guillot, Emilie Caillet, Martine Laville, Catherine Calzada, Michel Lagarde, and Evelyne Véricel. Increasing intakes of the long-chain -3 docosahexaenoic acid: effects on platelet functions and redox status in healthy men. FASEB J. 2009 23: 2909-2916
  2. GISSI-Prevenzione Investigators Dietary supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E after myocardial infarction: results of the GISSI-Prevenzione trial The Lancet, Volume 354, Issue 9177, Pages 447 – 455, 7 August 1999
  3. Jazayeri S, Tehrani-Doost M, Keshavarz SA, Hosseini M, Djazayery A, Amini H, Jalali M, Peet M Comparison of therapeutic effects of Omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid and fluoxetine, separately and in combination, in major depressive disorder. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2008 Mar;42(3):192-8
  4. Gago-Dominguez M, Yuan JM, Sun CL, Opposing effects of dietary n-3 and n-6 fatty acids on mammary carcinogenesis: The Singapore Chinese Health Study. Br J Cancer. 2003;89(9):1686-92., Roynette CE, Calder PC, Dupertuis YM, et al. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and colon cancer prevention. Clin Nutr. 2004;23(2):139-51).