Fatty Acid Profile Test to Keep Fat Related Health Conditions in Check
Among the tests offered by Pinnacle Health and Fitness Center for the early detection of possible health conditions, is fatty acid profiling. This profile is one of our environmental
and nutritional checks performed using state-of-the-art laboratory tests as a way to monitor cell function.
Exposure to environmental toxins can transform healthy cells into unhealthy ones, and having the proper nutritional elements can alleviate some of the destruction caused by these toxins.
The fatty acid profile test assesses a dried blood spot to detect the percentage of fatty acids contained in the red blood cells. The membranes of red blood cells are preferred to plasma or
serum in the measurement of fatty acid content due to less biological variation.
Studies show that adequate amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids in the blood can assist in the performance of your memory and ability to focus, reduce inflammation, minimize the risk
for heart disease, and assist with the symptoms of depression.
The Fatty Acid Profile Test Examines:
- Your risk for heart disease
by measuring Omega-3 score and Omega-3 index
- Signs of inflammation
by measuring the Arachidonic Acid (AA) ratio to Eicsapentaeonic acid (EPA)
- Total Omega-3 fatty acids
- Total Omega-6 fatty acids
- Trans fatty acids
- Saturated fats
- Mono-unsaturated fatty acids
Why is the Fatty Acid Profile Test Important?
Your body contains both good fats and bad fats. The good fats comprise essential fatty acids that can only be obtained from food, including Omeg3-3 and 6 fatty acids. Most
people who consume lots of grains and grain-fed animals have plenty of Omega-6 fatty acids, while omega-3 has fewer sources including alpha linolenic acid (ALA), docosohexaenoic
acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Bad fats, on the other hand, are basically good fatty acids with an altered chemical composition. The trans fatty acids (TFAs) or trans
fats, are produced by manufacturers who alter fatty acids in order to increase their stability and improve shelf life, while saturated fats are naturally occurring in animal meat. They
can be either solid or semi-solid at ambient temperature. The two kinds of bad fats are known to increase LDL “bad” cholesterol, which increases the risk for heart disease.
How Can I Get Started?
By contacting Pinnacle Health and Performance Center for a free consultation, and getting a fatty acid profile test, you stand to benefit immensely from identifying and correcting your
risk factors. Pinnacle’s highly trained staff will assist you every step of the way, from the time we submit your test samples to the laboratory at the Rocky Mountain Analytical, to the
point where your results are received when they will be clearly explained to you. Pinnacle Health and Performance Center will you get started on a healthy program that supplements good
fats and avoids the bad ones. Contact us today!