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Historic milestone when the pioneers of test-based nutrition reach one million blood tests

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Historic milestone when the pioneers of test-based nutrition reach one million blood tests

Zinzino, the global health and wellness company from Scandinavia, is on a mission to take the guesswork out of healthier living with scientific, dried blood spot tests and personalized supplements. With one million performed blood tests and counting, Zinzino is now asking everyone to put their supplements to the test to reveal whether the nutrients have been absorbed in the body.

-Having a personalized health plan today is pure logic, says Ørjan Sæle, founder of Zinzino. Getting proof that it’s working should be too. We all deserve the results we’ve bargained for.

Zinzino’s database of dried blood spot test samples is currently the world’s largest. Each blood test is administered and analyzed anonymously by Vitas; an independent, GMP-certified chemical analysis contract lab. A world leading blood spot testing facility, Vitas has close to 30 years’ experience in providing high-quality, analytical services with cutting-edge technology. Today, their successful collaboration with Zinzino has resulted in one million performed BalanceTests.

The individual fatty acid profile acquired in the BalanceTest is the foundation of Zinzino’s nutrition strategy, where detailed readings on 11 fatty acid levels in the blood including six different health markers reveal whether you’re getting enough Omega-3s from your food or need to take fish oil supplements. Zinzino then offers customized recommendations and guidelines on how to restore the body’s essential Omega-6:3 balance and move towards better health.

-Insights about the state of the body is hard currency today, says Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO at Zinzino. Our dried blood spot tests are putting people in the driver’s seat of their own health and that is a game changer in our society. This achievement is a huge steppingstone for our future as pioneers within test-based nutrition. We empower people with the knowledge they need to change their health around and safeguard their future.

Knowledge is power and peace of mind
6.3 billion people are currently living with an Omega-3 deficiency, The GBD (Global Burden of Disease) 2019 Disease, Injury, and Impairment Summaries, and most of them are unaware of their condition. That’s a critical situation, which may affect normal physical and mental functions related to heart, brain and eyes. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vitas has experienced a huge surge of inquiries from companies who want to integrate dried blood spot testing in their offer. However, according to Thomas Gundersen, CEO at Vitas, so far only Zinzino is using their blood spot testing services to validate the product. By asking their customers to get tested before and after starting on Zinzino’s personalized supplement routine, the company can offer proof in writing that the products are making a real difference in the body.

-Nobody puts the information from our blood spot samples into practice quite the way Zinzino does, says Thomas Gundersen. They have really cracked the code on how to make public use of the insights available in a single drop of blood. It contains more molecules than there are grains of sand in the Sahara Desert and Zinzino is truly making a dent in the universe here. It’s not enough for us scientists to know the truth. We must apply the important knowledge and findings behind our research where it can make a difference, out in the real world.

Reaching one million BalanceTests is part of Zinzino’s strategic mission to move the needle from guess-based to test-based nutrition on a global scale. Ørjan Sæle, founder of Zinzino, believes that this historic milestone shows that modern society is at the beginning of a whole new era in personal health solutions based on self-awareness.

-We all need to act now to live fuller, healthier lives. It’s a small drop of blood for a single person, but it’s really a quantum leap for human health, says Ørjan Sæle. We saw the writing on the wall in 2012 when we decided to integrate the BalanceTest with our supplements. In the near future, taking a blood test before changing your diet or exercise regime will go without saying. That’s just pure logic if you´re serious about your health.

Ørjan Sæle, founder of Zinzino

Put your supplements to the test
Zinzino wants to raise the bar within the nutritional supplement industry, with a new level of consumer awareness. The company is challenging everyone to put their supplements to the test and find out how their bodies respond. 97% of Zinzino’s new customers’ Omega-3 levels fall short of the required level at the first test, even though most of them are already on some sort of Omega supplement. 120 days after switching to Zinzino’s proprietary BalanceOil+, their second test proves that the body’s essential Omega-6:3 levels have been restored. Fish oil needs powerful antioxidants to keep the fatty acids fresh and potent to have an effect in the body. Zinzino’s all-natural Polyphenol Omega Balance food supplement is based on pure, high-grade fish oil and premium extra virgin olive oil with the same antioxidants naturally found in oily fish.

-We are first to market in offering third party proof that our supplements are the real deal, says Ørjan Sæle. We’ve now got one million, independently analyzed, blood spot tests backing us up. It’s time for the world to follow suit. Test, don’t guess!



Zinzino is a global direct sales company from Scandinavia specializing in test-based, personalized nutrition and scientific skincare. It is a public limited company with its shares listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market. Their scientifically proven nutritional supplements are available on more than 100 markets across the world. Zinzino owns the Swiss, biotech skincare brand HANZZ+HEIDII, as well as the Norwegian research and production units BioActive Foods AS and Faun Pharma AS. The company headquarters is in Gothenburg, Sweden with additional offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the United States and Australia.


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