What is omega 3 and omega 6?
Omega 3 and omega 6 are essential fatty acids. If you are deficient in either of these two fatty acids, you may experience symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, or more severe health problems like depression and circulatory issues.
Although our bodies do not produce omega 3 or omega 6 naturally, they play a crucial role in cell creation, blood pressure regulation and memory retention. Omega 3 and omega 6 can play an equally important role in heart disease prevention and protection against certain types of cancer. You can obtain omega 3 and omega 6 from foods like seeds, nuts, oily fish, some meats and some cooking oils.
Maintaining a healthy balance of omega 3 and 6 is vital. For example, too much omega 6 in relation to omega 3 can have a negative impact on your bodies capability to control inflammation.
What is the test for omega 3 and omega 6?
Our omega 3 and omega 6 test will determine the levels of these essential fatty acids in your body. You will be required to provide a single blood sample. Once we have collected your sample, we will send it to our accredited laboratory for fast and efficient analysis.
How will I receive my test results?
Your omega 3 and omega 6 test results will be available within four working days of your samples arrival at our laboratory. Your results are extremely accurate and confidential, you can access them securely via the patient login area of our website. Once your results are ready, we will contact you to tell you that you can log in to access your test results.
What should I do with my omega 3 and omega 6 test results?
If your test results show that you are deficient in one or both of these key nutrients, natural solutions to boost your omega levels are available, such as changing your diet and taking supplements. If your problems persist, you should seek medical advice from a doctor. Better2Know has a network of skilled doctors situated at locations throughout Ireland. We can organise a private consultation before your confidential blood tests or after you receive your results.
How can I book my omega 3 and omega 6 test?
To book this test please call Better2Know on the number shown above. A member of our dedicated team will be able to answer any questions and process your booking.
Better2Know offer a wide range of health tests and screens nationwide. Our Patient Services Executives are available to help 24/7 for your convenience.