The Elusive Healthy Omega-3 Zone – Guess Our CEO’s Score & Win a 30ct. of Coromega
By now, it’s well recognized that a diet rich in Omega-3s has a range of health benefits. You might be taking an Omega-3 supplement every day, but how do you know if it’s working or if you’re really getting enough? We went to Dr. Doug Bibus, a scientific advisor for Coromega and a clinical nutritionist, who helped explain how an individual’s Omega-3 level is determined.
“Fatty acids in our system are expressed in a percent composition, meaning each fatty acid is a percent of the total or all the fatty acids present,” said Dr. Bibus. “Thus, an Omega-3 score of 4% means that 4 of every 100 fatty acids in the blood are Omega-3.”
Research shows that the majority of Americans are deficient in Omega-3s. According to Dr. Bibus, the optimum Omega-3 range is 8% or above, but the U.S. average is almost less than half of that at 4.2%! A study published in 2002 in The New England Journal of Medicine* suggests that Omega-3 blood levels at 6.87% are associated with a 90% relative risk reduction of sudden death from cardiac causes.
Dr. Bibus and Dr. Ralph Holman (one of the country’s foremost Omega-3 researchers) developed a special Omega-3 test to help people find out if they are in the healthy Omega-3 zone. Drs. Bibus and Holman define someone who tests in the 0 to 6% range as deficient in Omega-3s, 6 to 8% as good and 8% or more as excellent. We decided to team up with the doctors and recently gave the test to our CEO and chairman of the board, Brian Dyson. Brian has been taking Coromega daily for 10 years, so we were especially curious to see what his score was!
Where did Brian score on the Omega-3 scale? Leave a comment below with your guess – if you’re the first to guess Brian’s Omega-3 level number correctly, we’ll send you a 30ct. Omega3 Squeeze + D for free!
And stay tuned – we plan to offer the Holman Omega-3 Test at a deep discount on our April newsletter. If you are not currently receiving our Coromega Club Newsletter, you can sign up at http://www.coromega.com/coromega-clubs/coromega-club/.
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* N Engl J Med. 2002;346:1113-111