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BrainSpan Assessment


Stop Disease Before it Starts

The Brainspan Assessment uncovers the root causes of cell dysfunction: inflammation and essential fatty acid imbalance, excess fatty acid synthesis from carbohydrates, and executive function.

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center has been offering our patients the BrainSpan Assessment which is suitable for everyone, including children and pregnant women. The functional cognitive test is not reliable for patients under the age of 10, because of the types of tasks necessary. The EPA and DHA recommendations are safe for patients of all ages.

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"The condition of cells dictates health, performance and resilience at every age"



The BrainSpan Assessment provides patients with a clear graphical representation of the nutrient deficiencies within their cells, from head to toe. These are some of the most common nutritional deficiencies in modern times.

Epidemic deficiency levels are at the cornerstone of every major chronic disease. Excess Omega-6,unhealthy ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3, low levels of EPA and DHA and excess carbohydrates increase palmitic acid and glucose intolerance, driving everything from heart disease to dementia.

The result is a poor quality of life, inflammation, increased risk of injury, accelerated aging, and reduction in brain function.These deficiencies drive personalized nutritional recommendations for each patient with an emphasis on retesting in 60 to 90 days.

Brainspan tracks your outcomes over time. Measurable results are typically obtained in 3 to 6 months.

Lifestyle recommendations:

  • Brainspan results include lifestyle advise based your test results. See how specific indices improve based on lifestyle changes.

Nutritional recommendations:

  • Brainspan partners directly with herbal and supplement companies to better understand how formulas work over time.

What Brainspan Measures 

Brainspan combines simple blood spot (finger prick) test results with a test that evaluates memory, flexible thinking, and attention in relation to our cell health to provide you the path to better, more fulfilling life. This assessment measures: 

Nutritional Brain Health: 

Omega-3 EPA and DHA are two critical fatty acids to the nutritional health and functional resilience of your brain. Inflammatory Response: On average the ratio of pro-inflammatory nutrients to anti-inflammatory are 25:1. The ratio should be 1:1 or better. 

Brain Cell Toxicity: 

Excess simple carbohydrates are turned into palmitic acid, disrupting leptin signaling and increasing cell damage. Short Term Memory: Your ability to remember and recall information is vital to aging gracefully.

Sustained Attention: 

Staying focused on tasks with a high attention to detail is important to productivity.

Processing Speed: 

Quickly understanding and accurately responding to information impacts our entire quality of life, personally and professionally.

Getting Tested is Easy!

Now that you've decided you want to try this test, all that's left is for you to come into our office to purchase your kit! It's a very easy-to-understand process, which is all laid out in each piece.

Your Kit Includes:

  • Blood spot test for a cell fatty acid panel
  • An online cognitive functional test
  • An individualized, 12 page report with nutrition and lifestyle recommendations; including an omega-3 calculator so you know how much you should be taking.

All recommendations are based on peer reviewed scientific literature. The recommendations, when followed, will improve both functional and fatty acid metrics. In general, when followed, the recommendations lower total body inflammation, slow cellular aging, improve resilience, and optimize function of the peripheral and central nervous system.

Specially treated, proprietary blood-spot cards ensure fatty acids are stable for 30 days and do not require patient fasting like most other labs. This technique has been published in peer reviewed journals to be 98% as precise as whole blood fatty acid (i.e. going to the lab and drawing an entire vial).

The BrainSpan Cognitive Function test is built upon the Brain Resources® International Database which has served as the basis for over 300 peer reviewed publications and is the only test of its kind designed to tell you how well your brain is functioning compared to what we would expect for your age, gender, and educational status.


Brainspan blood spot tests are currently available at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center. You can connect with Joe to purchase your test today! Call or Text us at 203-257-7550. You can also simply set up your appointment by clicking here


Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center
1000 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 959-600-6335
Fax: 203-345-9827

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