How will you benefit from the Opti-O-3 fatty acid profile?
The amount of omega-3 fatty acids required in the diet to combat deficiency or to provide therapeutic support for a clinical condition is difficult to define precisely, because omega-3 requirements are unique to each individual and are influenced by a number of factors, including diet and lifestyle. Whilst supplementing with omega-3 should result in an increase within cell membranes, there is considerable variation in response, with body weight being the strongest influencer.
Dose guidelines on product packaging are generalised and cannot take into account the various influencing factors. To ensure you are taking the correct dose of omega-3 according to your ongoing needs, we recommend taking the test prior to high dose omega-3 supplementation and again at 6-12 months to monitor progress.
What does the test involve?
The test can be completed at home. Using the small single-use lancet (finger-pricking device) supplied, a few drops of blood are taken from a finger, dried on a filter paper and posted to our laboratory.
How do you interpret the results?
If you are taking this test on the recommendation of your healthcare practitioner, we recommend arranging a consultation with them to discuss your results and next steps. If you are not under the care of a qualified health practitioner, your results and recommendations will be emailed to you. If you require further advice from one of our nutritionists, we offer a 20-minute consultation via MyOnlineCLINIC.com (cost involved).
The cost of returning the blood sample to us is your responsibility - we strongly recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery or a courier. Results will be sent within 14 days. For more information on the Opti-O-3 test, speak to our customer support team or a nutritionist on 01223 421434, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us your question on live chat.