The Omega-3 Index Plus test measures the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and
DHA in red blood cell membranes, as well as the ratio of omega-6:omega-3
and AA:EPA. Research shows that maintaining an optimal Omega-3 Index offers
several protective benefits for the heart, brain, eyes, and joints. Higher levels of
vitamin D have been linked to improved bone, heart, and immune health. Most
people globally are not getting enough of these nutrients, which is why testing to
establish a blood level is so important prior to supplementation. Testing and
addressing deficiencies in both essential fatty acids and vitamin D is key to
maternal and gestational health.
Key Clinical Takeaways
• The history of the Omega-3 Index — rationale and quality of the science
behind the test (>200 studies using the O3i).
• What the O3i Basic and O3i Plus tests measure and track in clinical care.) On-Demand (October 22-November 22) • What the vitamin D test measures and which patients are ideal candidates
• The value for testing essential fatty acids and vitamin D in maternal, paternal,
prenatal, and pediatric populations.