This simple test can reveal your heart risk
It’s the low-cost test that’ll give you the clearest picture yet of your heart risk.
You can ask your doctor next time you’re in for a visit, or you can order online and take it from the comfort of your own home for about $50.
New research reveals that this simple blood test – one that can be done with a couple of drops from a finger-prick test – is far more accurate than the standard cholesterol panel most doctors use.
That’s because it doesn’t test for cholesterol in any form.
Instead, it peeks into your blood cells to see how much omega-3 fatty acid is stored inside.
You already know that these healthy fats can cut heart risk. Now, this game-changing new study puts some very specific numbers on it.
It shows just how much they can help, and it reveals the exact levels you need for maximum protection.
If you hit that target, your risk of death from cardiovascular disease will plunge by 39 percent. Even better, those same targets will cut your risk of death from ANY cause by more than a third!
The cholesterol tests that your doctor relies upon won’t deliver anything close to those results.
In fact, in the study, cholesterol levels didn’t deliver any results at all! It found ZERO link between cholesterol and heart risk, including heart attack and death.
Yet most docs obsess over cholesterol… and will even drug you for it… while never testing for omega-3 fatty acids.
Most won’t even mention them!
Now, here’s the best part: While most people DON’T have the optimal levels found in the new study, it’s NOT impossible to reach them.
In fact, you can hit these targets with minimal effort!
The biggest benefits and lowest risks go to folks with an omega-3 index (that’s the number an omega-3 test will give you) of at least 6.8 percent — ideally 8 percent or higher.
The biggest risks, on the other hand, go to folks who have an omega-3 index of below 4 percent.
If you’re in that bottom category, don’t panic.
Eat more fish!
Just 3.5 ounces of omega-3-rich fish such as wild salmon per day is enough to bump you up from the lowest category to the highest.
Don’t eat that much fish? Don’t eat any fish at all? You can get that same jump from a supplement with 1,300 mg of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA per day.