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My doctor says my ALA and PBG are both high. What gives?

My doctor says my ALA and PBG are both high. What gives?

Asked your doctor?: You've not presented any symptoms which prompted those tests. PBG (porphobilinogen) is a breakdown product of hemoglobin. High numbers mean that PBG's not being cleared through the urine or stools. Conditions such as hepatitis, lead poisoning, porphyria, & other things can cause high levels. ALA (amino levulinic acid) is another test for porphyria. You have abdominal pain or something? ...Read more

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When trying to balance out omega 3 to 6, does consuming ALA count as so little of it gets converted?

When trying to balance out omega 3 to 6, does consuming ALA count as so little of it gets converted?

Eat omega 3: the omega 6 is inflammatory so try and focus on omega 6 You get enough of it in a standard diet so you need more 3 ALA isn't enough to get your needs focus on flax fish and other sources ...Read more

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Ok turmeric and ala don't work - what are alternative OTC vitamin/herbs good for lupus to go with my medications :) ?

Ok turmeric and ala don't work - what are alternative OTC vitamin/herbs good for lupus to go with my medications :) ?

None, but...: There aren't any otc herbs, vitamins, or supplements that treat lupus, but that may be a good thing. Once a person has lupus, she has an autoimmune disease. Her immune system is no longer working right. However, it would be quite frightening if companies were selling over-the-counter herbs, vitamins, or supplements that were strong enough to alter the function of people's immune systems. ...Read more

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Is flaxseed with ala omega 3 oils healthy? 2 tbs per day is not too much?

Is flaxseed with ala omega 3 oils healthy? 2 tbs per day is not too much?

Sounds good!: Most likely the product your are describing has some essential vitamin supplementation and the omega-3's are an added benefit. The fact that you have researched this and are interested in this type of supplementation reflects well on your long term healths goals. Keep it up:). ...Read more

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When trying to balance omega 3 to omega 6, does ALA count the same as EPA and DHA?

Let your body do the: balancing. Rather than taking pharmacologic doses of supplements, try to eat foods that are rich in the Omega fatty acids. Eat Oily fish (Tuna, Salmon,Swordfish etc) 1- 2 times per week then let your body take in what it needs from what it is offered. Your body can only use vitamins, and trace elements to its capacity. More than that makes your sweat smell like fish, and it is just wasted. ...Read more

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Why group ala/epa/dha as omega-3 since ala has very limited % can be converted to DHA ? Very confuse.

Why group ala/epa/dha as omega-3 since ala has very limited % can be converted to DHA ? Very confuse.

Buy what you need: The key to avoiding all this confusion is to buy what you want or what you need. That means a person should not buy the "precursor" compound or supplement, and then try to figure out how much of it is converted to the active compound that he really is interested in. If one buys only the active compound, he has no confusion at all. ...Read more

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Read that DHA omega-3 fatty acid is the most important one & ALA is not as important as DHA & EPA.Can i concentrate on foods on DHA, EPA & forget ALA?

Read that DHA omega-3 fatty acid is the most important one & ALA is not as important as DHA & EPA.Can i concentrate on foods on DHA, EPA & forget ALA?

Balance is important: DHAi is especially helpful for brain health, primarily in the developing brains of younger folks and when there has been brain trauma. EPA is a close second. ALA is use for nerve health such as in a person w/neuropathy, nerve damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Plant omega-3 ala need to be converted to epa/dha before it can be utilised hence how could we use ala value as omega-3 since it is not 100% convert?

Plant omega-3 ala need to be converted to epa/dha before it can be utilised hence how could we use ala value as omega-3  since it is not 100% convert?

Buy what you need: The key to avoiding all this confusion is to buy what you want or what you need. That means a person should not buy the "precursor" compound or supplement, and then try to figure out how much of it is converted to the active compound that he really is interested in. If one buys only the active compound, he has no confusion at all. ...Read more