Fatty Acid Testing
Evidence of the adverse effects of fatty acid deficiencies has led to sharply increased consumption of essential fatty acid supplements. When incorporated into the cell membranes of the body, these omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids function as precursors for eicosanoids that control a host of cellular functions and responses. The balance between the pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory eicosanoids is influenced in large part by the balance of fatty acids we consume. Since inflammation has now been shown to be integral to so many disease processes, nutrients which counteract inflammation can have profound health benefits. But, it is important to answer to a critical question about fatty acid supplementation- are they taking the right dose to be effective? As always, when you test – you don’t guess.
Benefits of optimal Fatty Acid levels affect the following:
Children’s Health and Development
Female Health and Reproduction
Joint and Tissue Inflammation
Lifestyle and Healthy Living