What does it test for?
- Omega 3 fatty acids are the “good fats” found in oily fish, nuts and seeds that can help to protect the body against heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Omega 6, when eaten in moderation as part of a healthy diet is good for you. However too much omega 6 can cause high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. Omega 6 is found in in polyunsaturated foods such as butter and vegetable oils.
Who should get tested?
- if you are curious about eating for health
- if you notice that your hair, skin and nails are poor quality
- If you feel tired all the time with no explanation
- If you can’t concentrate on a regular basis
- if you have a family history of heart disease
- if you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet
- if you feel chronically fatigued
What are the symptoms?
A deficiency in essential fatty acids can cause significant symptoms including:
- Dry skin and hair
- Brittle nails
- Poor attention and/or concentration
- Heightened sleep disturbances
- Joint pain and discomfort