Limited Time Offer
|Heart disease, blood pressure & cholesterol issues|
|Arthritis, joint & muscle pain|
|Depression, ADHD, Alzheimer's, dry eye|
|Hassle-free and virtually painless!|
|Only 1 blood drop needed, no more!|
|Safe, simple, affordable, proven, test at home|
(heart & overall health)
|Omega 6/3 Ratio
(fix dietary imbalance)
|Your AA/EPA Ratio
(hidden cellular inflammation)
|Over 1,000,000 people have tested|
|Used by prestigious research universities worldwide|
|Utilizes dry spot technology|
Most Americans do not get enough Omega-3s from their diets, and differences in age, weight, gender, diet, lifestyle habits, metabolism, and absorption make it impossible to accurately predict anyone’s Omega-3 status. The only way to know for sure is to measure your Omega-3 Index, and your Omega-3 ratios.
The Omega-3 Index
The Omega-3 Index is a measure of the level of omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cell membranes. The risk for sudden cardiac death is reduced by up to 90% in individuals with the highest Omega-3 Index, and there is growing evidence for an association between the Omega-3 Index and other conditions such as aging, dry eye, macular degeneration, dementia, depression, joint health, etc. Because Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to your body and benefit your heart, brain, eyes and joints, when you understand your Omega-3 Index, you can improve your overall well-being.
If you are like most people, your test might show Omega-3 levels of 3.9%. It takes as little as 8 weeks of regular Omega-3 intake to raise your levels to the desirable 8%+. That's not too daunting, is it?
The Omega 6/3 Ratio
Several sources of information suggest that human beings evolved on a diet with a ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) of approximately 1/1, whereas in today’s Western diets the ratio is 10/1 (with many sources citing this ratio much higher!, see below.) Western diets are deficient in the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA), and have more Omega-6 fatty acids compared with the diet on which human beings evolved and their genetic patterns were established. Very high Omega 6/3 ratios are associated with many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, whereas a low Omega 6/3 ratio is beneficial. Once you know your Omega 6/3 ratio, you can simply add more of the right Omega-3 to your diet and that will help reduce risk for these diseases. The target Omega 6/3 ratio is 3.5:1 or less. Where do you stand?
The AA/EPA Ratio
Arachidonic Acid (AA) is the most pro-inflammatory Omega (Omega-6) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) is an anti-inflammatory Omega (Omega-3). Both are key essential fatty acids modulating inflammation, so the AA:EPA ratio has become a measure of “hidden” inflammation. High ratio indicates increased levels of inflammation and has been detected in insulin resistance, coronary artery disease and depression. Increasing your EPA intake will help correct this ratio. The target AA/EPA ratio is 9 or less. Know where you stand!
If you are a Dr. Oz fan, you might have seen his show where he explored the Omega 6/3 ratio. But just in case a small refresher is needed: Both Omega-3 and Omega-6 are essential fatty acids; our bodies can’t make them, yet we desperately need them so we need to obtain them from food. Omega-3s, namely the most important EPA and DHA, are found in fatty fish or fish oil supplements. Omega-6s are abundant in the Western diet from safflower, corn, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Both 3s and 6s are healthy. But…
Yes, there is a “but”… we Americans get almost 70% of our Omega-6 from oils, shortening, and margarine and just 6% from beans, seeds, and nuts, 1% from eggs, and 13% from meat, poultry, and fish. So when we look at Omega-6 intake, we’re really talking about intake from french fries (cooked in vegetable oil), processed pastries (made with shortening), and processed high-sugar, high-fat junk food. Nearly all processed, packaged and restaurant foods contain these oils. Because they are cheap. We are what we eat, and who wants to be a french fry!
Insufficient intake of the long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA), together with skyrocketing consumption of Omega-6 fatty acids, is believed to be the cause of chronic inflammation, which is linked to various conditions.
Excess Omega−6s from vegetable oils interfere with the health benefits of Omega−3 fats, in part because they compete for the same rate-limiting enzymes.
Did you know, that over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatory drugs work by reducing the formation of inflammatory compounds derived from Omega-6s? If you were to simply limit your dietary intake of Omega-6 and increased your intake of long-chain Omega-3s, you would achieve very similar results.
The more Omega-3 fat you eat, the less Omega-6 will be available to the tissues to produce inflammation. In excess, Omega-6 is pro-inflammatory, while Omega-3 is neutral. A diet with a lot of Omega-6 and not much Omega-3 will increase inflammation. A diet of a lot of Omega-3 and not much Omega-6 will reduce inflammation.
The following information has been posted on National Library of Medicine site:
"Several sources of information suggest that humans evolved on a diet with a ratio of Omega 6/3 essential fatty acids (EFA) of approximately 1/1, whereas in today’s Western diets the ratio is 15/1 to 16.7/1 (some sources even cite 25/1). Western diets are deficient in Omega-3s, and have excessive amounts of Omega-6s compared with the diet on which human beings evolved and their genetic patterns were established. Excessive amounts of Omega-6 fatty acids and a very high Omega 6/3 ratio promote the pathogenesis of many diseases."
Either by reducing your Omega-6 intake, increasing Omega-3 intake, or preferably both (making no changes to your Omega-6 intake and increasing consumption of Omega-3s is not very wise).
What dose of Omega-3s do you need to take?
Get your Omega-3 levels tested, and your personal report will tell you how much Omega-3s you need to take to optimize your well-being.
|"I read about the Omega-3 blood test in Dr. Sears' Omega-3 Effect, and also in Dr. Maroon's Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-Inflammatory. Being pregnant and nursing, I naturally wanted the best for both me and my kids. I'm so happy I took the test, one less thing to worry about!"|
|"In my golden years, knowing the best preventive practices is a must. Purest Day Advantage 8: Your Omega-3 Levels Sufficientcy Test showed me I needed to be more attentive about my Omega-3 and Omega-6 consumption."|
|"In the comfort of my home, I recently took the Purest Day Advantage 8: Your Omega-3 Levels Sufficientcy Test. Simple. Quick. Affordable. And now I don't need to presume any longer."|