Many patients ask a great question, “How much ALP High 3 fish oil should I be taking?” You can find the answer by learning more about your Omega-3 Index and omega 6/3 ratios with omega-3 and omega-6 blood level testing. Your actual blood levels of 3s should guide your intake. You can adjust your diet and fish oil supplementation based on the target ratio you and your physician determine are right for you.
Low omega-3 levels and high omega-6 levels may be a sign of higher risks of chronic inflammatory diseases. Arachidonic Acid (AA) is an Omega 6 fat that is essential, but too much in your blood if your Omega 3 levels are not high enough in tissues and organs may raise your risks of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, asthma, and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
You have several options for getting your Omega 6/3 ratios tested:
OmegaQuant offers Omega-3 Index and omega 6/3 ratio testing that is an economical finger prick self-test. We recommend the OmegaQuant Omega-3 Index Plus test, which provides your Omega 3 Index score and also your AA/EPA ratio. The Omega-3 Index Complete test also provides a complete report on all your fatty acid levels.
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Another option for Omega 6/3 ratio testing is Omega Check from Grassroots Labs / Quest Diagnostics. Your physician may or may not offer this test, but now you have the option to self order the Omega 6/3 ratio testing yourself from Grassroots Labs – Omega Check. They will do the blood draw at their test center. They are partnered with Quest Laboratories, so there is likely a Testing Center near you. You can also provide your physician with the information below for their registration with Cleveland Heart Lab so they can offer the testing. The Omega Check test is only $65 from your local Grassroots Labs / Quest Diagnostics Lab.
Knowing your 6/3 ratios and levels is important. It will inform you if you need to decrease your omega 6 consumption and/or increase your omega 3 consumption.
A quick review of the peer reviewed scientific literature using Google Scholar reveals the growing body of scientific evidence of the connection between omega-3 and omega-6 levels and the epidemic of chronic inflammatory diseases:
Barry Sears, Ph.D., author of Toxic Fat, and a former MIT medical researcher states, “The AA/EPA ratio is the best marker of Toxic Fat Syndrome… If the AA/EPA ratio is higher than 15, then you are rapidly accelerating yourself toward the early development of chronic disease. At 1.5, you have an ideal balance.”Omega Check Information at Grassrooots Labs Omega Check Information at Grassrooots Labs
If you would like your doctor’s office to perform the test, print this page and provide them with the Cleveland HeartLab Omega Check test and contact information below. Your physician can register directly with Cleveland HeartLab, draw your blood and send it to Cleveland HeartLab for testing.Learn About The OmegaCheck Test
CLEVELAND HEARTLAB, INC.
6701 Carnegie Ave., Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44103
Cleveland HeartLab Telephone:
p. 866.358.9828, option 1
p. 216-426-6085, option 1
CPT Code: 82542
Order Code: C302
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids
Specimen: EDTA Whole Blood
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.1 mL
Container: EDTA (Lavender Top tube)