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What is The Omega-3 Index Project™?

The Omega-3 Index Project™ was formed to bring more awareness to omega-3 insufficiency, which is a global health concern.

The ramifications of omega-3 insufficiency include higher rates of chronic disease—particularly heart disease—and billions of dollars in health care costs.

Measuring omega-3 levels regularly using the Omega-3 Index test can help people identify, correct and maintain healthy levels of these important nutrients and reduce the risk of chronic disease.


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Low omega-3
EPA & DHA

Low omega-3 EPA & DHA levels are a global phenomenon with serious health consequences. The good news is there is a simple nutritional tool called the Omega-3 Index test, which can help you pinpoint what your level is so you can take steps to raise it.

Even better news

Raising your Omega-3 Index is easy

All it takes is increasing your consumption of seafood rich in omega-3s EPA & DHA or taking supplements such as krill oil and fish oil. Both are excellent sources of omega-3s EPA and DHA.

What an Omega-3 Index
Test will tell you?

It will tell you the percentage
of EPA and DHA in your
blood cells, which reflects
the levels in your heart and
other tissues.

Similar to a cholesterol test, an Omega-3 Index test will give you a sense of your cardiovascular risk – a low Omega-3 Index = high cardiovascular risk.

It will tell you if you need to increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, whether from fish or omega-3 EPA/DHA
supplements.

Global blood levels of the sum of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
  • ≤ 4%
  • 4 - 6%
  • 6 - 8%
  • > 8%
Prog. Lipid Res. 2016 Jul;63:132-52.