What is Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Fish oil, flaxseed, and borage oil MultiOmega 3-6-9 (Flax, Borage, Fish) Essential Omegas Show all

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Omega Fatty Acids include omega-3, an essential fatty acid (EFA) found in certain fish, walnuts, flaxseed and green leafy vegetables; omega-6, an EFA found in soybean oil, sunflower oil, canola oil and corn oil; and omega-9, a non-EFA found in animal fats and vegetable oils, most notably olive oil.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 98 14
Multiple Sclerosis 33 6
Support heart health 23 5
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 8 2
Fibromyalgia 8 1
Cognitive impairment 6 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 25

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Heartburn 1
Stomach upset 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids

Dosage Patients
daily 18
1,200 mg daily 3
3,000 mg daily 2
1 cap(s) daily 1
1 tbs. daily 1
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
2 capsule(s) daily 1
3 cap(s) daily 1
2 capsule(s) twice daily 1
4 capsule(s) daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids

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Reason Patients
Other 19
Did not seem to work 9
Expense 7
Personal research 7
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
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Duration

Currently taking Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 16
Not specified 10
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6 patient evaluations for Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids

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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 62y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 17y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Support heart health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Sep 17, 2013 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Support heart health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
obxguzalu
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obxguzalu
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Oct 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
flwrpwr5150
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flwrpwr5150
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F43y
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 8, 2011 (Started Feb 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Support heart health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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