How do I know If I have optimal DHA levels?
Omega 3 levels can be tested by your doctor, but these tests are usually only performed in individuals who already have diseases such as hypercholesterolemia and coronary artery disease and are being evaluated for cardiac risks. For most healthy individuals, making sure you have enough dietary or supplemental DHA each week is enough to help you prevent disease. For pregnant women, many of the Prenatal Vitamins now contain the daily recommended amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in them, so you do not have to worry about the risk of toxins in fish. For lactating women, you can determine your levels of DHA in your body by having the DHA levels in your breast milk measured – your breast milk DHA levels are a direct reflection of your circulating DHA levels.