Man was "designed" to have an equal amount of the vital omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the body. The fatty acid balance of omega-6 and omega-3 at cellular level is determined by the composition of diet. More than 50,000 fatty acid profiles measured at Vitas AS (per May 2014) shows that the current Western diet provides 10 to 20 times more omega-6 than omega-3.
Everyone is advised to examine the Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance in their body by taking the home test. The test measure 11 different fatty acids in whole blood (98 % of the fatty acids). The resulting fatty acid profile reflects the fat content of your diet. In a balanced diet the normal ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids will be near 3:1. If the result shows an imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids you are adviced to consider changing your diet.
The procedure may be done anonymously by following the enclosed manual, or by asking any health professional for assistance. The test require just a few drops of blood from a prick in your finger. The blood droplets are absorbed onto a special filter paper, and the test sample is sent in a pre-addressed envelope to one of our analytical laboratories. Your results will be available within 2-3 weeks by entering your personal code at our web site.