Omega 3 and 6 are essential fatty acids – omega 3 is commonly found in plant and fish oils, and omega 6 is commonly found in seed oils, eggs and nuts.
In the right ratios, both omega 3 and omega 6 are essential for keeping your body in good health. However, in modern Western diets we usually have too much omega 6 and too little omega 3. This imbalance is believed to increase the risk of inflammatory diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Since your body can’t produce omega 3 or 6 by itself, it’s important that you eat a balanced diet to ensure you’re getting the right amounts of each. Typically, Western diets don’t contain enough omega 3 and contain far too much omega 6. Whilst this may not appear to be much of a problem, this imbalance actually increases your risk of a multitude of conditions including type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease. There is also evidence to suggest that these oils protect the heart and make joints more supple.
All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.