Omega-3 Benefits

MyOmega Personalised Omega-3 Recommendations: How it Works

MyOmega omega-3 supplements


Omega-3 can be beneficial for both you and your baby at all stages of your pregnancy, including before you conceive, while you’re pregnant and throughout your breastfeeding journey.


Did you know that you can actually test your Omega-3 status at each of these stages to find out how much Omega-3 you might need?


At MINAMI®, we’ve developed a simple solution for you to test your Omega-3 levels through our personalised MyOmega service, which allows you to safely measure your Omega-3 levels at home, get quick results, and adapt your Omega-3 levels to where they need to be to benefit both you and your baby.


How Omega-3 Benefits You & Your Baby


Having the right levels of Omega-3 (especially DHA) in your body is essential at every stage of your pregnancy journey.


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Omega-3 fatty acids are components in every cell in your body and are particularly important for your heart, circulation, brain, eyes, and everyday health.


The Omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) contributes to the normal brain and eye development of unborn and breastfed infants. DHA is also a necessary component of the eye and is important for normal vision and eye health.


Research shows that DHA levels that are either too high or too low are not ideal for you or your baby, which is why understanding your Omega-3 levels is so important.


What is MyOmega?


Our MyOmega service provides you with a personalised Omega-3 recommendation based on a sample of your blood or breast milk.


This allows you to understand what changes you need to make to improve your Omega-3 levels to benefit both yours and your baby’s health and wellbeing.


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How MyOmega Works:


1. Purchase your test kit from MINAMI®.



2. Receive your test kit and remove the contents from small plastic bag provided.


3. Register your test kit at using the barcode on the collection card (you won’t receive your results unless it is registered)


4. Collect your sample using the step-by step instructions provided:


  • Prepare yourself for the finger prick by improving your blood flow. You can do this by washing your hands in warm water while standing up, then shaking your hands at your side.
  • Then, clean the tip of your finger (index, middle, or ring) with the alcohol wipe provided and leave to dry naturally.
  • Twist off the blue protective lancet cover and place lightly on the tip of your clean finger. Press down firmly into your finger until you hear a clicking sound.
  • Wipe away the first show of blood with the gauze and gently squeeze your finger to allow a blood drop to form. This can take around 15-30 seconds, so be patient.
  • Let the blood drop off your finger onto the collection card into the centre circle, then apply pressure to your finger with the gauze pad, before bandaging the prick site.
  • Let the blood spot sample dry with the flap open for several minutes, then fold the flap on the collection card over to cover the dried blood spot.
  • Place the sample collection card in the plastic bag and seal the bag.


5. Place your sample bag in the pre-paid return mail envelope, and post it back on the same day.


6. Receive your personalised MyOmega test results via email.


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Note: For the MyOmega Postnatal Mother’s Milk Test, you’ll follow a similar process, but instead place a drop of milk on the filter paper in the circle, which can be dropped directly from the nipple or from a bottle of pumped fresh or thawed breastmilk.

What’s Next?


You’ll then be advised to modify your diet in line with your results, and you’ll receive a personalised Omega-3 supplement recommendation too.


For the best results, we recommend that you continue to monitor your Omega-3 levels and test regularly.

Improve your Omega-3 levels by using MINAMI® supplements regularly. For best results and to see significant changes in your health, a daily usage of at least 3 months is recommended.



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