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The Fatty Acid Profile shows the balance of fats and metabolites in plasma. Your overall balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats is represented by measurement of acid ratios.

 

 

 

FAQs

No- This test is done at home and comes with prepaid shipping materials and everything you need to ensure proper delivery to the lab.

Web results are posted within 7-14 business days. Our office will notify you when test results have been reported.

Yes. The kit comes with easy to follow instructions

 

Yes. Dr Hagmeyer will review the test result with you. Each test comes with a 30-45 minute post-test review/explanation.

 

One we have placed the order for the test we are unable to issue a refund.

 

Hormone imbalances in men can contribute to:


  • Decreased libido
    Erectile dysfunction
    Sleep disorders
    Decreased muscle mass and strength
    General fatigue/decreased energy
    Increased risk for coronary artery disease or heart attack
    Hair loss or thinning
    Increased fat accumulation
    Urinary problems
    Decreased bone density or osteoporosis
    Compromised immune function
    Irritability and depression

Order Your Personalized Male & Hormone Test Profile which includes:

  • Comprehensive Male & Hormone Test.
  • One on one consult with Dr. Hagmeyer to discuss Test Results 
  • Recommendations for a Treatment plan and cost of treatment if necessary.

Confused about Good Fats Bad Fats and What kind of Fats you should be eating?

If you are confused about the conflicting opinions and myths about dietary fat, you are not alone. One thing is clear: the type and amount of dietary fat that you eat or don’t eat can affect your health in profound ways. Because Essential fatty acids play such an important role in health, we believe it is important to understand where your levels fall, especially if you suffer with problems such as inflammation, Neurological problems, mood disorders, joint disorders and problems with focus and memory. In 2012, over 18.8 million Americans supplemented their diet with Omega 3’s.  While this may sound like a great idea, taking too much fish oil (omega 3’s) can have the same consequences of non taking them at all.

Fatty acid profiling of your blood plasma or red blood cells reveals where different food consumption is needed to allow your body to function well.


What are fatty acids and why do I need them in my diet?

Fatty acids are the fats we obtain from our diet. They may be monounsaturated, polyunsaturated or saturated. Fatty acids are found in oils and other fats that make up different foods. Fat is necessary for cell membranes, nerve coverings, hormone production, vitamin absorption and more. Most of us get a lot of fat in our diet, but it usually is not the type of fat we should be getting.

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Why should I use the Fatty Acids Profile?

The Fatty Acid Profile shows the balance of fats and metabolites in plasma. Your overall balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats is represented by measurement of acid ratios.

Balanced fatty acid levels are essential for optimal health. Fatty acid profiles are also an ideal way to track progress or response to a treatment, show varying patterns identifying essential fatty acid excess or deficiency, signs of insulin resistance, elevated level of triglycerides (fatty acids compounds),pro-inflammation or omega-3 dominance.

  • Chronic Pain such as Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis,
  • Thick or cracked calluses
  • Small bumps on back of upper arms
  • Dandruff
  • Dry, dull, brittle hair
  • Brittle fingernails
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth/throat
  • Inadequate vaginal lubrication
  • Depression
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Premenstrual breast pain/ tenderness
  • Excessive ear wax
  • Excessive thirst
  • Allergies
  • Crave fats/fatty foods
  • Stiff or painful joints
  • Dry skin/ discoloration


Research is revealing the long-term health benefits of consuming the Right kind of fats.

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Children’s health and development
  • Female health and reproduction
  • Immune health
  • Joint and tissue formation
  • Lifestyle and healthy living
  • Mental/neurological health

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What Makes a Healthy Fat or Unhealthy Fat?

A few criteria make a fat a good choice for consumption:

  • Fats with higher percentages of saturated fatty acids (they’re more stable)
  • Fats from animal sources that are grass-fed, pasture-raised and / or organic
  • Fats from plant sources that are organic, sustainable and / or minimally processed
  • Examples: grass-fed butter, clarified butter or ghee, pastured lard (pork fat), pastured tallow (beef fat), duck fat, coconut oil, palm oil (only sustainable sources are acceptable), extra virgin olive oil (recommended for cold applications because it is a high percentage of MUFA), avocado oil, cold-pressed plant oils, virgin or extra virgin oils

To contrast, here are some criteria that make a fat a less good choice:

  • Fats that are a high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Fats from “vegetable” oils (these are highly processed, industrial oils)
  • Fats that are hydrogenated (these are liquid oils chemically processed to be solid)
  • Trans-fatty acids
  • Supposedly “good” fats such as coconut oil that are chemically treated or deodorized (sometimes marked as refined)
  • Examples: canola, cottonseed, soybean, rapeseed (canola), grapeseed, corn, vegetable, sunflower, safflower, sesame, margarine, buttery spread, other refined oils

 

Here’s a quick contrast:

Coconut oil = 92% saturated, 6% MUFA, 2% PUFA

Sunflower oil = 6% saturated, 19% MUFA, 63% PUFA