Step 1: Red Blood Cell Fatty Acid Test
A specialized finger-stick (needle-less) technique of analyzing the structural, inflammatory, and metabolic health of cells through a few million Red Blood Cells (RBCs). The device, safe enough to do at home, uses a specialized, treated, filter paper to stabilize and protect the fatty acids which are then mailed to our CLIA certified lab partner.
Step 2: Cognitive Test
This is a web-based, touch screen test that is provided with each kit code and is accessible immediately upon kit registration. Over 450 publications have served to validate the utility of the normalized database we use. It only takes approximately 15 min to complete and provides normatively scored results to tell a user how well their brain functions compared to what is expected for their age.
Step 3: The Report & BrainSpan Index
An electronic, interactive, 10-page graphical, actionable, and predictive report is provide securely to both practitioner and patient. The report is written in a patient friendly manner with personalized dosing calculations on fatty acids and much more to include sleep, activity, and general dietary & supplementation guidance.
Learn more about BrainSpan, our free 90 day Trial Kit Program for healthcare practitioners and more by registering for one of our weekly webinars offered Mon-Fri at 1pm and Mon-Thu at 8pm (EST)
Omega-3 EPA and DHA are two critical fatty acids to the nutritional health and functional resilience of your brain.
On average the ratio of pro-inflammatory nutrients to anti-inflammatory are 25:1. The ratio should be 1:1 or better.
Excess simple carbohydrates are turned into palmitic acid, disrupting leptin signaling and increasing cell damage.
Your ability to remember and recall information is vital to aging gracefully.
Staying focused on tasks with a high attention to detail is important to productivity.
Quickly understanding and accurately responding to information impacts our entire quality of life, personally and professionally.
Cynthia Thaik, MD, DO
Holistic Cardiologist, Harvard