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Are there different kinds of pregnancy tests?

Are there different kinds of pregnancy tests?

Yes: Most currently available pregnancy tests are about the some. Dsome of them are for testing urine and some are for testing blood. ...Read more

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What's a difference between fish oil capsules and omega 3-6-9 capsules? Which ones should I take as a diabetic?

What's a difference between fish oil capsules and omega 3-6-9 capsules?  Which ones should I take as a diabetic?

None: Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". ...Read more

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What is the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?

What is the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?

The structure: The difference is where the unsaturated chemical bond is in the "tail" of the fatty acid -- 3 positions away from the end (that's where OMEGA comes from -- last letter in the greek alphabet) or 6 positions away. The reason this matters is that biochemically, omega-3 fatty acids get turned into anti-inflammatory signaling compounds, while omega-6 fatty acids may get turned into proinflammatory ones ...Read more

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What are the differences between omega 3 eggs and regular eggs?|

What are the differences between omega 3 eggs and regular eggs?|

Omega 3 eggs: Omega 3 eggs are eggs from chickens who have had extra omega 3 fatty acids added their diet, so that the egg is higher in omega 3 oils than regular eggs. ...Read more

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I cannot understand the difference between omega 3 and 6. I take both 3 and 6 in equal amount supplements and it makes my skin brilliant. ?

I cannot understand the difference between omega 3 and 6. I take both 3 and 6 in equal amount supplements and it makes my skin brilliant. ?

Both essential yet..: Both omega 3 & 6 fatty acids are essential for health. One does not substitute for the other but many foods contain both. Deficiencies can cause not only dry skin but depression, joint pains, menstrual cramps, poor immune function etc. Deficiency of Omega 3's is more common. See http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/nutrition_tips_understand_foods/fattyacids.html for more details. ...Read more

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What is the difference between omega 3 fatty acids and coq10?

What is the difference between omega 3 fatty acids and coq10?

Different supplement: Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of "good" fat that is found in fatty fish e.g., salmon, etc. Coenzyme q10 is a supplement that is thought to help with muscle pain and/or weakness, especially in people on statin drugs like lipitor, (atorvastatin) zocor, etc. Since those drugs block the coq10 pathway and sometimes have muscle pains as a side effect. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between omega 3 capsules and hydrochloric acid capsules?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between omega 3 capsules and hydrochloric acid capsules?

See details: One is fish oil and one is a very corrosive acid. I have never heard of hydrochloric acid capsules but the mere thought that it might exist is terrifying. ...Read more

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Difference between omega 3 fish oil vs krill oil?

Difference between omega 3 fish oil vs krill oil?

Different fish: krill are any of the small, pelagic, shrimplike crustaceans of the family Euphausiidae, eaten as food by certain whales.
Fish oil come from a variety of fish sources and not just krill ...Read more

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What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

Different fats: The fatty acid most commonly found in flax-seed oil is ?-linolenic acid (ala, 18 carbons and 3 double bonds). In fish oil, they are eicosapentaenoic acid (epa, 20 carbons and 5 double bonds), docosahexaenoic acid (dha, 22 carbons and 6 double bonds). Ala converts to epa and dha, but in limited amounts. Best to get your epa and dha from actual wild salmon and your ala from flax. ...Read more

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What is the difference between "omega-3 fish oil" and " Omega-3 salmon oil" supplements? Which one is the best?

What is the difference between "omega-3 fish oil"  and " Omega-3 salmon oil" supplements? Which one is the best?

The same: Both are making the same claim but different formulations will supply more of the actual active ingredient, so you must read the label carefully. Better yet, eat fish! Mackerel is the best. Salmon is also good. ...Read more

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Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?

Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily.  Is this unusual?

EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The preparations you were using may not have delivered this much of each component in the capsules you were taking, so you needed more. Please know that if you eat wild alaskan salmon, sardines, etc at least twice each week, you may not need supplements. ...Read more

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Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. but in this case food will help. Or, take the third with a healthy snack. Taking all three at once won't hurt but you want to get your money's worth, right? Also, if you eat some salmon that day, you can skip the supplement. The "real" thing is always better ...Read more

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What are Omega 3-6-9 capsules?

What are Omega 3-6-9 capsules?

Fish oil: Omega 3 fatty acid are also found in fish oils including cod liver oil. They include include DHA = docosahexaenoic and EPA = eicosapentaenoic acid Lovaza which is omega-3-acid ethyl esters are FDA approved to treat severe hypertriglyceridemia ...Read more

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Can I take omega 3-6-9's expired 8/2014?

Can I take omega 3-6-9's expired 8/2014?

Better to not: Oils go rancid and then are not good to consume. Even products that haven't reached an expiration date can go bad if not stored in cool dark conditions. ...Read more

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What is omega 3 6 9 good for? What does it do/?

What is omega 3 6 9 good for? What does it do/?

None: Omega 3 fish oil is the same as snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish/snake oils reduce triglycerides by impairing your liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish/snake oil actually raises your LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish oil" or "here comes the fish oil salesman". ...Read more

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What are all the things omega 3, 6, 9 can help with healthwise?

What are all the things omega 3, 6, 9 can help with healthwise?

Anti-inflammatories: Omega 3 fatty acids most important effect is anti-inflammatory. They might also decrease the risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. They might also have a role in maintaining a healthy brain. ...Read more

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In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

Follow Doc's advice.: This is not so much a matter of reaping full benefit as it is of avoiding toxicity and preventing side effects. With your prescription meds follow your doc and pharmacist's advice. With supplements and otc's - check with them or don't take. ...Read more