Omega 3 Test
Created by Dr. Doug Bibus, leading lipid scientist and expert on omega-3s, this simple test provides a panel of results used to assess and monitor health, balance essential fatty acids, and improve nutrition.
Finding the Right Omega-3: Omega-6 Balance
There are two families of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6; each are a requirement of good health, and each have different biological effects. To keep these biological effects in balance and maintain health, omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs need to be consumed in a balanced ratio.
The problem is that the modern Australian diet has dramatically upset this crucial balance—we consume too much omega-6 from refined vegetable oils, processed foods, and meat, and too little omega-3. Generally speaking, too much omega-6 promotes inflammation which can lead to disease, while omega-3s support healthy inflammatory levels, normal circulation, and immunity.
The Holman Omega-3 test analyses two areas which are indicators of omega-3 health: ‘Tissue HUFA’, and ‘Omega-3 Index’
The Holman Omega-3 test focuses not only on the amount of omega-3 in the bloodstream (Omega-3 Index), but also the individual levels of omega-6 vs. omega-3 in the blood tissue. (Tissue HUFA).