Clinical Resources for Effectively Testing and Managing Essential Fatty Acid and Vitamin Deficiencies in Multigenerational Health Care
By: SideCar, LLC

Course Description

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 for assessment. • The value for testing essential fatty acids and vitamin D in maternal, paternal, prenatal, and pediatric populations.

Course Details

  • Clinical Resources for Effectively Testing and Managing Essential Fatty Acid and Vitamin Deficiencies in Multigenerational Health Care
  • By:    SideCar, LLC
  • Instructor:    William S. Harris, Ph.D., and Kristina Harris Jackson, Ph.D., RD
  • Total CE Hours:    1
  • Course Format:     Online Distance Learning
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  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Nutrition  -1 CE Hours