GENOVA BLOOD SPOT FATTY ACID TESTING

 

Why use the Bloodspot Fatty Acids Profile*?

From a simple finger stick it measures key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and calculates key indicators to establish your optimal balance. Trans fatty acids the "bad" oils in processed foods are also measured.

  • Inflammatory balance - Improper fatty acid intake affects the balance of anti- and pro-inflammatory eicosanoids, increasing health risks.
  • Statins
    - Among the top five drugs prescribed last year, statins have been shown to unfavorably alter this inflammatory balance.
  • Increased free radical production- Consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)