All About the Omega 3-6 Ratio or Index and Why You Need to Know Yours!

The Omega 3-6 ratio (index)

The omega-3-6 index is defined as the amount of EPA plus DHA in red blood cell membranes expressed as the percent of total red blood cell membrane fatty acids .

The EPA + DHA content of red blood cell membranes correlates with that of all body cells, and several observational studies indicate that a lower omega-3 index is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease mortality.

It is therefore proposed that the omega-3 index can be used as a biomarker for risk assessment for many diseases, among them heart disease, brain diseases like Alzheimers, mental illness, asthma, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and general health and longevity.

Omega 3-and 6- fatty acids together with cholesterol are necessary components of healthy cell membranes throughout your body.

The omega-3 index has also been used to assess your need for supplementation as well as the success of supplementation.

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Omega 3 test for brain and mental health

You get a multi-page report of the omega-3-6 ratio, the fatty acids composition of your blood and your trans-fat-index.

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Dr. Christine Sauer

Dr. Christine Sauer, MD, ND is a German-trained, retired conventional as well as naturopathic physician, a Certified Brain, and Mental Health Coach and a Nutrition, Supplementation, Weight Loss and Emotional Eating Expert. Through her own journey from the successful owner of a large medical practice in Germany through the abyss of mental and physical illness to complete recovery, she discovered her unique process, combining education, life and health coaching, to help her clients to "Recover Your Sparkle", to achieve lasting peace, joy, and 5-dimensional health. Her mission is to be a beacon for love, joy, and peace in this scary world. Her hobbies are science, learning new things, cooking, gardening, and her husband and dog.
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