Determine your Omega-3 Level

Numerous studies tout the benefits of the omega-3 fats found in fish oil for promoting brain, vision, joint, and immune health. And when it comes to supporting heart health, omega-3s are important. We can also find the beneficial omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in prenatal supplements to support a healthy heart and mood in moms and healthy brain and fetal development in babies. With all of the benefits omega-3s offer, it’s important we maintain healthy levels.
 
How do we know what our level is?
A simple test is all it takes. An OmegaQuant Omega-3 Index test we can do at home collects a sample of a single drop of our blood with a pin prick. The sample is placed in the provided envelope, which then gets mailed to the OmegaQuant lab. Lab results will be emailed to us in one to two weeks and will provide personalized, actionable information about diet and lifestyle based on the results.
 
What is the ideal Omega-3 Index score?
The target to reach is between 8% and 12%. If our score is below 8%, we can take a supplement with 1,500 mg to 2,000 mg of omega-3s to help improve our results. We should then re-test our levels in several months. 
 
Is a supplement better than getting omega-3s through our diet?
In a perfect world, we’d get enough omega-3s from the fish we eat. But for that to happen, we’d need to consume two to four servings of fish each week. The fish with the highest concentrations of omega-3s are salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and albacore tuna. However, most of us don’t consume this quantity or these types of fish on a weekly basis.
 
A supplement can take the guesswork out of determining how much omega-3s we consume daily. When selecting an omega-3, look closely at the bottle label for a purity guarantee to make sure the supplement is free from contaminants and heavy metals. Also be sure that the product is tested for freshness, potency, and purity.