Brain Span - Cell Inflammation and Cognitive Function Test
Brain Span can identify potential risk factors for pain disorders, chronic inflammatory diseases, immune system disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and metabolic disorders. Get yours today!

What Can Brain Span Do For You

The Brain Span Cell Health Assessment test operates on the premise that all diseases are simply disturbances at the cellular level. To understand and combat disease, there must be an understanding of the transformations occurring at the level of the individual cell.

Brain Span uses a blood spot test to measure the ratio of Omega- 3 (DHA) and Omega-6. This ratio is crucial to overall health because:

  • The human brain is almost 60% fat and most of that is in the form of Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Omega 3 promotes new neuron growth- a process called neurogenesis that SHOULD continue through adulthood·
  • Omega -3 and Omega-6 fatty acids regulate your metabolism and inflammation through out your body.
  • A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health linked fatty acids imbalances to over 50 diseases contributing to over 96,000 deaths per year.
Brain Span measures and tracks theses levels and gives a measurable account of cellular health, aging, brain functionality, chronic disease risk, and overall health and wellness.

The first part of the Brain Span Assessment consists of a blood spot test. . This is just a pin prick, in which a drop of blood is sent off to be analyzed for CIRP (Cell Inflammation and Resilience Panel).

This measures 3 biomarkers:

Cell Inflammatory Balance

This is where the ratio of Omega 3’s and 6’s come in. While both are good and have health benefits, if there is an excess of Omega 6 in comparison to 3, the body’s inflammatory response to stress or injury increases dramatically. Optimal is 6:1. We have seen ratio’s as high 40:1 and with the Brain Span assessment we’ve been able to reverse this trend and get patients in the optimal range.

Cell membrane fluidity index

Measures the percentage Of Omega 3’s in the cell membrane. Optimal levels above 8% increase cell protection, inhibits inflammation, increase cell nutrient absorption and improves cell to cell communication.

Cell Toxicity Index

Also referred to as Carb Burn Rate Index. A diet high in simple carbs will produce excessive palmitic acid. This will suppress proper signaling of leptin and insulin, which helps regulate your metabolism, increases energy and improves neurotransmitter communication. This can be important in terms of weight loss, chronic fatigue and depression symptoms.

The second part of the test consists of A COGNITIVE FUNCTION TEST

This is a test of how well your brain processes information. This interactive assessment can help identify functional deficiencies and provides nutritional interventions that can improve memory, attention and processing speed. You will need a touch screen device (phone, tablet, computer) to complete this quick assessment. Plan on taking about 15 minutes for this test and try to be in a quiet room with no distractions to get the best results.