The Omega-3 Index measures the Omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentanaeoic acid (EPA) + docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in red blood cells and is an indicator of oxidative stress.
Levels of omega-3 are predictive of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk and are important for brain and joint health. Unfortunately, most Americans have low omega-3 levels. Low levels of omega-3s are also related to increased risk for fatal heart attack, depression, and possibly dementia.
The Omega-3 Index is a direct measure of whether a person is getting sufficient omega 3 fats in their daily diet. The goal value for the Omega-3 Index is 8% and above, a level associated with the lowest risk of death from CHD. An Index of 4% or less (which is common in the US) indicates the highest risk.
An Omega-3 Index below 8% indicates a need for increased intake of EPA and DHA through food and supplements. Read about PERQUE EPA/DHA Guard.
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