Standard Process Partners with OmegaQuant to Offer Omega-3 Index Testing Kit
Palmyra, WI – (April 23, 2020) – Standard Process has partnered with OmegaQuant to offer an Omega-3 Index testing kit to help health care practitioners better educate and support patients’ health. By partnering with OmegaQuant, the premier lab for Omega-3 Index testing, Standard Process is better able to help patients support conditions related to cardiovascular health^, brain health, and a healthy inflammatory process with its family of Omega-3 supplements.
Omega-3s EPA and DHA play an important role in supporting health within the human body, especially in the brain, heart, eyes and joints. However, most Americans lack this important nutrient; the current standard American diet is high in Omega-6 fatty acids and low in Omega-3s, up to a ratio of 20:1, which can tip a healthy body system out of balance.
“Using the Omega-3 Index Plus test results as a guide, practitioners can measure the presence of Omega-3s EPA and DHA in the body,” said Ken Misher, product marketing manager at Standard Process. “It’s the first step toward recommending important, but manageable, changes to patients’ diets and lifestyles.”
The Standard Process Omega-3 Index Plus test kit was developed by OmegaQuant, which was founded by William S. Harris, PhD. Dr. Harris is renowned for developing the Omega-3 Index based on research connecting higher Omega-3 levels with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown people with a higher (vs. lower) Omega-3 Index support their heart, brain and eye health and are at a decreased risk for a variety of disorders. OmegaQuant is the world’s only CLIA-certified laboratory dedicated to fatty acid analysis.
“Our goal is to provide simple tests of nutritional status to help improve health,” said Dr. Harris. “Omega-3, Omega-6 and trans fats all play a role in a person’s health, and tracking these numbers can help optimize their well-being.”
With the Omega-3 Index Plus test kit, staff can conveniently collect patient blood samples in the office to send to the Sioux Falls-based OmegaQuant lab for analysis. A personalized report is provided to practitioners and the patient, which will include the Omega-3 Index results; ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3; AA/EPA ratio; trans fat index; as well as individualized recommendations. An Omega-3 Index between 8% and 12% is considered the optimal range.
Many people believe they are either getting enough Omega-3 in their diet, or are unsure. Testing for Omega-3 is an opportunity to start the discussion about health benefits and show the necessity of supplements. The Standard Process Olprima™ products are concentrated Omega-3 oils that can help address gaps seen in patients’ Omega-3 Index results:
- Olprima DHA: Provides condition-specific support through a high concentration of the Omega-3, DHA; supports cardiovascular and brain health while supporting the body’s healthy inflammatory response.
- Olprima EPA: Provides condition-specific support through a high concentration of the Omega-3, EPA; provides general mood support while promoting a healthy inflammatory response.
- Olprima EPA|DHA: Provides condition-specific support through a 55:45 ratio of the Omega-3s, EPA and DHA; supports cardiovascular and brain health while supporting the body’s healthy inflammatory response.
For more information about the family of Olprima and other Omega-3 supplements, visit standardprocess.com/omega-3-supplements. Practitioners can order the testing kit through their Standard Process representatives or online at standardprocess.com.
About Standard Process, Inc.
Standard Process is a family-owned, third-generation company that has been a leader in making whole food-based supplements since 1929. From the company’s certified organic farm at its Palmyra, Wisconsin headquarters; to the Nutrition Innovation Center in Kannapolis, North Carolina; Standard Process is committed to clinical science that advances health and changes lives though whole food-based nutrition. Using regenerative farming practices and advanced manufacturing technologies designed to protect the vital nutrients found in each ingredient, Standard Process produces both raw materials and more than 300 high-quality supplements in its certified organic manufacturing facility. For more information about Standard Process and to find a health care professional who sells Standard Process products, visit standardprocess.com.
OmegaQuant is an independent, CLIA-certified lab that offers Omega-3 Index testing to researchers, clinicians and the public and sets the standard for fatty acid testing. OmegaQuant performs fatty acid analysis in Sioux Falls, SD, for commercial and academic research collaborators, and for consumers interested in monitoring their nutritional status in both blood and breast milk. Its goal is to offer the highest quality fatty acid analytical services to researchers and to provide simple tests of nutritional status to consumers, with the ultimate purpose of advancing the science and use of Omega-3 fatty acids to improve health. Most recently, OmegaQuant formed a partnership with CSIRO to help process lab samples coming from Australia and the APAC region, with a lab based in Adelaide, Australia. OmegaQuant also has a lab partnership with the University of Stirling, based in the Scotland, to help process blood samples from Europe.