DIETARY BALANCE AND HEALTH INDICATOR THROUGH FATTY ACID TESTING
What is PUFApro?
PUFApro is a comprehensive test which allows you to obtain a full overview of your fatty acid profile in order to make decisions regarding your diet and lifestyle to improve overall health and wellbeing.
When to use PUFApro?
Why it is important?
Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are fundamental nutrients for humans because they cannot be synthesized by the body, but only introduced with the diet. Without them, the human body cannot survive and function optimally because they control a large number of body mechanisms and they have different functions:
- reduce persistent, low grade body inflammation, a type of systematic inflammation which can contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases;
- improve body composition, skin, mental and physical performance of an individual;
- improving the flexibility of cell membranes;
- increasing immunity levels;
- keep toxins out and bring nutrients into cells;
- prevent the development of many diseases.
How to read PUFApro results?
PUFApro provide a comprehensive report of 28 Fatty Acids, 3 ratios and 2 indices from the fatty acids that are being analysed.
Omega-3 Index (EPA+DHA): a measure of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) fatty acids in red blood cells and a reliable indicator of cardiovascular health.
Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio: omega-6’s are important fatty acids mainly responsible for the inflammatory response. An elevated Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio may be an early indicator of chronic and/or inflammatory diseases.
AA/EPA Ratio: an indicator of cellular inflammation, which may play a role in causing several conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
LA / DGLA Ratio: zinc is an essential micronutrient and plays a central role in fundamental physiological processes. It is needed for the body’s immune system to properly work. The LA/DGLA ratio is an emerging biomarker of Zn status in humans.
Palmitic Acid Index: an early indicator of Type 2 diabetes as it is related to HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin), a known marker for Type 2 diabetes.
How does it work?
The PUFApro test is painless and fast! The analysis is performed on red blood cells and provides comprehensive overview of nutritional status of the last ~3 months. This allow nutritional changes to be monitored with repeat testing every 3-6 months to assess benefits of dietary modifications.
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