When Should the Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot Be Considered?
Essential fatty acid imbalances have been associated with a number of health disorders, including: inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular issues, hormonal disorders, autoimmune disorders, arthridities, senile neurological degeneration, mental and behavioural disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), insulin resistance and obesity, and hair and skin related conditions.
Why Use the Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot?*
Fatty acid imbalances can be a causative factor in a variety of chronic health conditions. The Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot assesses the critical balance between essential Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. The Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot can indicate the need for fatty acid supplementation and/or dietary modification.
Effective for Patients Experiencing:
The Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot is useful for patient concerns including:
- Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions
- Cardiovascular Risk
- Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance
Get a unique insight into your body’s Omega 6:3 balance and see individualised “Before” and “After” BalanceTest results. This easy to complete dry blood test, provided by the independent laboratory VITAS, can be carried out quickly at home and help you to start your health protocol.
Fatty acids are the core building blocks of cellular membranes making them critical for cell membrane structure and function as well as local signaling. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be synthesized by the human body and must be obtained in the diet or through supplementation. EFAs are transformed into local hormonal mediators called eicosanoids, a process vital in the ability of the body’s immune system to repair and protect itself and to regulate inflammation. The Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot is a convenient finger-stick test that can illuminate problems in essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, which significantly impact cellular functions, intracellular communication, and neurological/brain development
The 11 fatty acids are : Palmitic acid(PA), Stearic acid(SA), Oleic acid(OA), Linoleic(LA), Alpha-Linolenic acid(ALA), Gamma-linolenic acid(GLA), dihomoGamma-linolenic acid(DHGLA), Arachidonic acid(AA), Eicosapentaenoic acid(EPA), Docosapentaenoic acid(DPA), Docosahexaenoic acid(DHA).
What Advantage Does the Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot Offer Compared to Other Diagnostics?
With just a simple finger stick, this easy-to-use blood spot test offers a convenient alternative to a blood draw in determining the status of key essential fatty acids. This profile is a practical option for clinicians without access to blood-draw facilities.
Advantages of blood spot testing:
- Easy to implement in any practice
- Does not require venipuncture
- Cost-effective testing and therapy
- Easy enough for patients to use at home
- Simple and economical option for follow-up testing
What Can Clinicians and Patients Expect from Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot testing?
Fatty Acids Profile – Blood Spot testing can indicate the need for dietary modifications and/or fatty-acid supplementation. With knowledge of a patient’s full medical history and concerns, the Bloodspot Fatty Acid – Blood Spot test results may be used by clinicians to create a personalized support program. The report includes a Supplement Recommendation Summary for essential fatty-acid oils and amounts indicated by test results, which may help to support fatty-acid sufficiency and balance.
Where is my test analyzed?
Your test is analyzed at Vitas
Vitas is a GMP certified chemical analysis contract lab, with 20 years experience in providing a high quality, custom chromatographic analytical service based on cutting-edge knowledge and technology. .
How many Balance Tests have been analyzed at this point?
- At this point over 260.000 first tests have been analyzed at Vitas.
- 75% do not take an Omega-3 supplement and have an average ratio of 12:1.
- 20% who take an Omega-3 supplement have an average ratio of 7:1.
- Only 5% have a ratio of 3:1 (in Europe).
- Over 100.000 second tests have been analyzed at Vitas.
- 95% of those taking Zinzino Balance products have a ratio of near 3:1 after 120 days.