Trouble sleeping, achy joints, trouble digesting food, brain fog, and high stress are all signs that you may be suffering from high levels of inflammation. Worse still, things like stress and diet can create a positive feedback loop, skewing your omega-3 ratios even more. By understanding your Omega-6 to Omega-3 fat balance you will begin to see how balancing healthy levels of inflammation can keep you safe from a multitude of pro-inflammatory conditions.
The Inflammation test can help you gain insight into your personal, unique balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. Monitoring your health regularly can help you stay on track with your health goals while enhancing your longevity, vitality and lowering your risk for cardiac issues.
The ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids as indicators of overall inflammation in the body.
Omega-3's and 6's are essential in the diet meaning that our body can not manufacture them on its own. Omega-6's serve important purposes, however they are more widely available in the diet, therefore we often see on this test that there is an imbalance between inflammatory and anti-inflammatory fats.
Omega 6's are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), which tend to accumulate in the body over time. Western diets especially are extremely high in linoleic acid and other Omega 6's. The amount of omega-6 fatty acids found in body fat stores has increased by more than 200% in the past 50 years with the introduction of cheap vegetable oils. Currently, average body fat storage of Omega 6s to Omega 3's is around 15:1
Omega 3 fatty acids are found in animal products as well as certain seeds like chia and flaxseed. Boosting Omega 3 fatty acids can reign in the ratio of proinflammatory Omega 6's.
An ideal ratio is around 5:1 Omega 6s to Omega 3, but we recommend an even lower ratio of 3:1 for optimal health.
Once you receive your at-home lab test, please follow the instructions provided to register your test. Once sample(s) are sent to one of our CLIA certified labs, it will take approximately 3 weeks for your results to be returned, during which time you will receive information on how to schedule your one-one-one health coaching call.
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If you have a more specific question about your sample collection you may reach out to the lab directly to better guide you - each instruction sheet has the contact information available to get your questions answered promptly!
If more blood is needed, wipe with an alcohol pad again and massage finger to assist blood flow. Be sure to use the additional lancets provided as each lancet is for one-time use only.
Please contact the lab directly to help troubleshoot if you have used all lancets and still have not been able to fill all circles: (+1) 888-630-6634 / info@LipidLab.com
No, you may continue eating and taking supplements as normal. Please just note if currently taking additional omega supplements so you can share with your health coach upon review of your results.