- Easy to use, at-home blood test*
- Reveals your key omega-3 and omega-6 blood levels
- Receive your results by email in about 3 weeks
- Provides a heart-risk grade, based on your test results
Overwhelming evidence shows that nothing is more important to your health than what you eat, and the right food choices begin with the right information.
Knowing your omega-3 and omega-6 HUFA balance score is the first step towards making positive changes to optimize your overall health.
Our easy-to-use, at-home blood test is quick, accurate and your result arrive in about 3 weeks after submission.
The acronym HUFA stands for "highly unsaturated fatty acids" namely, the "long-chain" omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids essential to brain, eye, and immune system health.
Note: Not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition**
NY residents must order through a prescribing practitioner***
As Mehmet Oz, M.D., of Columbia University said, "Maintaining the right balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fats is absolutely vital for your health." (Click to view the Dr. Oz Show on this topic
Our Vital Omega-3 and 6 HUFA Test™ measures the blood levels of these two families of essential nutrients, which strongly influence genetic "switches", and hormone-like agents called prostaglandins.
In turn, the gene switches and prostaglandins influenced by omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids control inflammation and key aspects of brain, cardiovascular, immune, and metabolic health.
America's sickening omega imbalance
Until about 50 years ago, human diets contained about three parts omega-6s to one part omega-3s.
Today, the average American's diet contains about 20 or more parts omega-6s to one part omega-3s … largely due to a steep rise in consumption of vegetable oils high in omega-6s (e.g., corn, soy, cottonseed, sunflower, and safflower).
This historically unprecedented imbalance is proven to promote inflammation, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and other health problems.
Omega-3 and omega-6 dietary fatty acids compete for passage into your cell membranes – and eating too much omega-6 fat, as most American do – will keep your cells from getting enough omega-3s and will also promote chronic inflammation.
The devastation wrought by America's unhealthful omega imbalance motivated us to create our innovative Vital Omega-3 and 6 HUFA Test™.
Our easy, fast, accurate at-home test
The Vital Omega-3 and 6 HUFA Test™ is easy, convenient, comfortable, and accurate!
We took great care to find a lab trusted by the world's leading fatty acid researchers, to ensure accurate results and provide an exceptionally comprehensive, meaningful analysis. (Click here to see a sample report
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Each kit includes full instructions, and a mailer in which to send your blood sample card to our partner lab:
- Allow the sample to dry for 30 minutes and mail within 24 hours or as soon as possible.
- In about 21 days or less, you'll know your personal fatty acid profile … and how your results compare to optimal levels.
Six easy steps to a healthier you
Which omega-3 and omega-6 HUFA are included in your report?
The five most abundant highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA) in human blood – and the ones most significant to human health – are omega-3 EPA, DHA, and DPA and omega-6 AA and DPA (see "Fatty acid terms", below):
However, your Vital Omega-3 and 6 HUFA Test™ measures and reports the full spectrum of all nine omega-3 and omega-6 HUFA found in human blood.
The following list shows the scientific names (e.g., docosahexaenoic acid) and alpha-numeric identifiers (e.g., 22:6w3) for all nine HUFA, as well as the acronyms (e.g., DHA) commonly used for the five major HUFA:
Omega-3 HUFA covered by your report
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid - 22:6w3) • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid - 20:5w3) • DPA (docosapentaenoic acid - 22:5w3) • eicosatrienoic acid (20:3w3) • eicsoatetraenoic acid (20:4w3)
Omega-6 HUFA covered by your report
AA (arachidonic acid - 20:4w6) • di-homo-gamma linolenic acid (20:3w6) • adrenic acid (22:4w6) • DPA (docosapentaenoic acid - 22:5w6)
Fatty acid terms
- DPA is a HUFA that can occur in omega-3 and/or omega-6 forms.
- Arachidonic acid (AA) is the highly unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that constitutes most of the omega-6 HUFA found in the average American's blood and cell membranes, with three other omega-6 HUFA (including omega-6 DPA) constituting 10 to 20 percent of the total omega-6 HUFA in blood.
- In terms of total omega-6s in blood, polyunsaturated (short-chain) linolenic acid (LA) constitutes 25-30 percent, while AA constitutes 8-14 percent.
**Analysis of omega 3 fatty acids is not meant to diagnose, treat, or mitigate disease. Relevant sections of U.S FDA regulations exempt the Vital Omega-3 and 6 HUFA Test™ kit from pre-market 510(K) approval requirements for medical devices:
***Under NY State law, any Vital Omega-3 and 6 HUFA Test™ kit intended for use to examine blood from a NY State resident must be ordered by that person's prescribing health care practitioner. And, unless we receive their written release, we can only send the test results to the prescribing practitioner.
Allow the sample to dry for 30 minutes and mail within 24 hours or as soon as possible.
To ensure accurate results, The Vital Omega-3 and 6 HUFA Test™ must be taken by the date marked on the kit, which is three years from the date of production.
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