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 6/3 ratios through Omega Check testing, aka Omega Score, and adjusting your diet and fish oil supplement intake accordingly.
Low omega-3 levels and high omega-6 levels are 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, tissues and organs raises your risks of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, asthma, and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
The best way for you check your 6/3 levels is the Omega Check test. Your physician may or may not offer this test. Now you have the option to order the Omega Check, aka Omega Blood Score, 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 an Omega Check test center near you. 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. The Omega Check test is only $65 from your local Grassroots Labs / Quest Diagnostics Lab.
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)