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Where is your heart at?

The Omega-3 Index and what it can tell you about your cardiovascular destiny

What is the Omega-3 Index?

The Omega-3 Index is the measurement of omega-3 fatty acids in your blood plasma. Specifically, it is a measure of the two most important omega-3 fatty acids: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Why is the Omega-3 Index Important?

Your Omega-3 Index is important as scientific research has linked the level of omega-3 fatty acids in your blood with your personal risk of coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease is the number two cause of death for Canadian adults, so knowing your Omega-3 Index can tell you what path your cardiovascular health is on and allows you to make changes to your lifestyle and diet.

What is the goal for a personal Omega-3 Index level?

The goal for Omega-3 Index levels is to be at 8% or higher. At this level of omega-3 in the blood, one is considered to be at low risk for coronary heart disease.

Omega-3 Index Level Coronary Heart Disease Risk
8% or higher Low risk
4-8% Moderate risk
Less than 4% High risk

Unfortunately, studies show that in Canada only 3% of the adult population has an Omega-3 Index level that reaches 8% or higher. Even those who eat fish twice weekly or take fish oil supplements are not reaching the desired Omega-3 Index in high numbers (less than 10%).1

How can I test my Omega-3 Index level?

A company called OmegaQuant was founded by the researchers who discovered the Omega-3 Index. They are the leading company conducting Omega-3 Index testing and have developed a home test kit that allows you to easily take blood samples to be mailed in for testing. Your personal Omega-3 Index test results are then emailed directly to you.

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How can I increase my Omega-3 Index level?

Eating fatty fish such as salmon, sardine, anchovy, herring, and tuna can provide a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil supplements that contain EPA and DHA are also a convenient source of omega-3 fatty acids.

How can Clinical Omega3X help your Omega-3 Index?

Certified Naturals’ supplement Clinical Omega3X is formulated with patented MaxSimil® fish oil. Using an enzymatic process that converts fish oil into a monoglyceride complex, MaxSimil® is easier for your body to absorb into the blood. Research suggests that MaxSimil® is much more effective than regular fish oil forms at successfully increasing your Omega-3 Index levels.

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  • Omega Index Video

“Omega-3 Index of Canadian Adults”. 2015. Statistics Canada.