updated blood tests for ferritin and C-Reactive Protein,Cardiac

After taking  2 softgel vegan Omega-3 per lunch and dinner for the past 30 days.  Am pleased with the results so far.  The Ferritin was 200 now 163 just out of range at 150.  The C-Reactive Protein, Cardiac  was 3.06 now 1.48 in range.

Found out by taking the above my food sensitvies reactions is less.  Now just barely nap after eating  beans(legumes), almonds, wheat, coconut,

My spilt nail with ridges is almost healed for the first time in about a year.

Sleeping better.

The down side is this algal oil raises the cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL Chol.  These are now higher for me.  Expect if i only take 1 soft gel per lunch and dinner.  These might be lower at the next test in 30 days.

Since i am not a doctor it is best to speak to yours before taking this supplements.  Or dropping one of your prescribed medications.

The real test is next week on the  March 20th  for the remote tranmission.  Will be interesting to see if  these supplemements have changed my A-Fib epsiodes. 

There are many brands out there, if you would like to know which one i took, private message me. not sure if this is available outside of the US.

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Good news

by Penguin - 2023-03-14 12:10:03

Pleased to hear that your new regime is having a positive effect NTP.  

Has the Algae (sp?) oil raised your results significantly or is there a minor effect? 

If it's the latter, it's probably not worth worrying about as (at a guess) there will probably be other 'offenders' which could also be responsible. 

As you say, the real test is how it is affecting your A.Fib episodes. If your food intolerances have improved hopefully this will also have a bearing on your stress levels, sleep etc. and those emotional / physical effects will perhaps feed into a reduction in A.Fib episodes for you. 

I hope it helps you. 


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by new to pace.... - 2023-03-14 12:15:29

Thanks Penguin.   The levels were going down.   the LDL  is more out of range.

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by SeenBetterDays - 2023-03-14 13:17:33

That's brilliant news that you've had some positive results. I'm really pleased for you. Thanks for sharing this information as I think there is such a strong link between what we take into our bodies and our general as well as heart health.  I am taking two capsules of omega 3 each morning as I see there is some evidence to suggest that it is helpful to the brain and heart - two areas I definitely need additional support with! I also read that it may have blood thinning properties so it might be worth double checking with the doc if anyone is wanting to take this and is on anticoagulant medication. Other than that, it seems like a healthy addition to the diet.  Keep us posted and hope you continue to see improvements and a reduction in AF episodes.

Decreasing Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio decreases inflammation

by Gemita - 2023-03-14 13:51:54

New to Pace, your words “My split nail with ridges is almost healed for the first time in about a year” is more than enough to make me want to try getting more Omega-3 into my diet.  I already eat plenty of Omega-3 fats from oily fish, but clearly not enough. 

You always inspire me with your posts and encourage me to listen to my body more and to find natural ways of treating a medical condition.  I have been trying to do this all my life but clearly not as successfully as you.

I see from research papers that they recommend decreasing the Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio to help reduce the inflammatory response to any high-fat meal for example.  Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids act to prevent chronic low grade inflammation.  Using Omega-3 to suppress low grade inflammation may benefit numerous chronic diseases such a Rheumatoid Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, dyslipidaemia, diabetes, obesity and heart failure, while the consumption of Omega-6 oils may have the opposite effect.  See link below:-


When you say the algal oil raised your cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, by how much New to Pace and are your doctors concerned?  Perhaps it is other factors too not related to the Omega-3 supplement that may have contributed to these changes?

Perhaps now that you have had some benefits, you can slowly reduce the Omega 3 to see if it continues to give benefits at a lower dose, although you won’t want to do this before the 20th March when your remote transmissions are available.  

Do you ever feel your Atrial Fibrillation when it occurs New to Pace?  I am very symptomatic and know immediately when it strikes.  My symptoms alone tell me when my heart is out of normal sinus rhythm.  Do you think for instance that you have had any episodes since you started the Omega-3, or wouldn’t you know?

Well done you, the results so far look most promising

thanks for you comments

by new to pace.... - 2023-03-14 14:54:05

SeenBetterDay thanks for your comments, I take one Turmeric supplement in the morning as blood thinnner.  Take another Turmeric supplement in the evening and also use for pain and inflamation.

Gemita as usual your comments are so postive thanks.The good Cholesterol was finally had the high end of the range in Jan. did go up 22  points.  The bad LDL was out of range and now is 41 points higher.  Have been taking 1 capsule of RedYeastRice.  Will ask while taking the Vegan Omega-3 should i take 2 per night.

Will see the doctor on Friday to discuss this.

I do not seem to know when the A-Fib epsiodes are. In the past when i thought i might be, was wrong.

This time she also had me tested for Fibrinogen Activity that came in at 418 with a range of 193-507.

Homocyst(e)ine range 0-21.3 now 16.7

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by AgentX86 - 2023-03-14 22:12:55

My cardiologist prescribed 500mg of turmerric a day as an anti-inflamatory.  I asked about its anticoagulant properties and if it would interfere with eliquis.  His answer was "Do you think Indians are immune from heart prolems?".  Fair enough (he's Indian).

I'd be worried about the increased LDL.  My cardiologist is on the fence with mine.  He didn't sn't like my LDL (87) at my last appointment (it's gone up a little for some reason) but my HDL is high enough (82) that he's not super worried. I am on a statin.

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