Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, Dec 1, 2018.
Paywalled at https://www.plefa.com/article/S0952-3278(18)30053-X/fulltext
Did they measure omega-6 and omega-9 as well?
sci-hub link to the accepted (but unedited) manuscript here
My RBC fatty acid test indicated low omega 3 (3%), omega 6 was normal. I also had high oxidative stress levels.
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What was tested to indicate that Mij?
Lipid Peroxides in Plasma 14%
Malondialdehyde in Plasma 87%
Malondialdehyde in Urine 97%
Creatinine in Urine 4%
Antioxidants were in rather low levels too.
I was found to have low omega 3 & 6. I have been supplementing using the products recommended by the specialist.
I can't honestly say I have noticed any difference/ improvement. Maybe I'd be even worse without the supplements?
@Invisible Woman do you know what was considered 'low'? Do you have a copy of your report?
I noticed a big difference 3 months after supplementing with fish oils. Before supplementing I was forgetting things etc., it had a different 'feel' than the cognitive issues I experience now.
I should have it around someplace. There were various tests repeated, but they were about 19 years or so ago. I started the supplements after I was diagnosed and while still working. I was in a bit of a mess and it's possible if I'd been further down the line and had stopped work, learned to manage the condition better, I might have noticed something.
I guess I was still at that stage where I was ignoring how things felt and desperately trying to "fake it till you make it" in terms of my health. That didn't work so well.
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