April 23, 2020, Sioux Falls, SD – OmegaQuant has partnered with Standard Process to offer an Omega-3 Index testing kit to help healthcare practitioners better educate and support patients’ health. By partnering with OmegaQuant, the premier lab for Omega-3 Index testing, Standard Process is better able to help patients support conditions related to cardiovascular health*, brain health, and a healthy inflammatory process with its family of omega-3 supplements.
Omega-3s EPA and DHA play an important role in supporting health within the human body, especially in the brain, heart, eyes and joints. However, most Americans lack this important nutrient.
“Using the Omega-3 Index Plus test results as a guide, practitioners can measure the presence of omega-3s EPA and DHA in the body,” said Ken Misher, product marketing manager at Standard Process. “It’s the first step toward recommending important, but manageable, changes to patients’ diets and lifestyles.”
The Standard Process Omega-3 Index Plus test kit was developed by OmegaQuant, which was founded by William S. Harris, PhD. Dr. Harris is renowned for developing the Omega-3 Index based on research connecting higher omega-3 levels with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown people with a higher (vs. lower) Omega-3 Index support their heart, brain and eye health and are at a decreased risk for a variety of disorders. OmegaQuant is the world’s only CLIA-certified laboratory dedicated to fatty acid analysis.
“Our goal is to provide simple tests of nutritional status to help improve health,” said Dr. Harris. “Omega-3, Omega-6 and trans fats all play a role in a person’s health, and tracking these numbers can help optimize their well-being.”
With the Omega-3 Index Plus test kit, staff can conveniently collect patient blood samples in the office to send to the Sioux Falls-based OmegaQuant lab for analysis. A personalized report is provided to practitioners and the patient, which will include the Omega-3 Index results; ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3; AA/EPA ratio; trans fat index; as well as individualized recommendations. An Omega-3 Index between 8% and 12% is considered the optimal range.
Many people believe they are either getting enough omega-3 in their diet, or are unsure. Testing omega-3 status is an opportunity to start the discussion about health benefits and show the necessity of supplements. The Standard Process Olprima™ products are concentrated Omega-3 oils that can help address gaps seen in patients’ Omega-3 Index results:
- Olprima DHA: Provides condition-specific support through a high concentration of the Omega-3, DHA; supports cardiovascular and brain health while supporting the body’s healthy inflammatory response.
- Olprima EPA: Provides condition-specific support through a high concentration of the Omega-3, EPA; provides general mood support while promoting a healthy inflammatory response.
- Olprima EPA|DHA: Provides condition-specific support through a 55:45 ratio of the Omega-3s, EPA and DHA; supports cardiovascular and brain health while supporting the body’s healthy inflammatory response.
* As part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.