BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- VitalRemedyMD, a physician-established company, began marketing a blood testing kit to determine if you're getting enough Omega-3 in your diet or through fish oil supplements. The HS-Omega-3 Index is performed using a drop of blood from a simple fingerstick. It measures the two heart-healthy fats--Docosahexaenoic (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) acids.
William Harris, PhD, an international expert on omega-3's, and co-developer of the HS- Omega-3 Index comments, "Based on what we currently know there is no nutrient more important for decreasing risk of cardiovascular death--and more lacking--than omega-3."
VitalRemedyMD, founded by Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA, a leading preventive cardiologist and cholesterol expert, offers scientifically-formulated nutritional supplements. Recently elected Treasurer of The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), a scientific organization comprising members from 41 nations, Dr. Baum is also the developer of VitalOils1000(TM), the first and only omega-3 fish oil to contain a full 1,000 mg of combined DHA and EPA in single soft gel. Third-party tested by independent FDA-registered laboratories, VitalRemedyMD supplements are continuously assayed for quality, quantity and purity. Understanding the clinical relevance of omega-3 levels, VitalRemedyMD added the HS-Omega-3 Index to its product line. Test kits are available directly from VitalRemedyMD and nationwide through Healthcare Professionals who dispense or recommend VitalRemedyMD's line of nutrition and health products. The test is generally not covered by insurance. For more information, please visit www.vitalremedymd.com.
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