During the last 150 years agribusiness and food processing have resulted in lowering the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and an increase in omega-6 fatty acids and trans fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are dietary essential to our health improving our cardiovascular and brain health. Knowing your blood levels will enable you to make important dietary changes. The human body is not efficient at synthesizing omega 3, hence it must be consumed from foods.
Having the right ratio of omega 3/6 can lead to performance-enhancing effects, such as increasing muscle growth, improving strength and physical performance, manage inflammation, combat negative immune effects of intensive training, improve heart functioning, and enhance cognitive functioning.