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Doctor insights on: Pyruvic Acid Pyruvate

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What happens to pyruvic acid b4 if you take too much?

What happens to pyruvic acid b4 if you take too much?

Pyruvic acid (B4): Pyruvic acid. Pyruvic acid is used by weightlifters and body builders to help produce cellular energy during exercise, which can increase power and strength during resistance training. The use of pyruvic acid and calcium pyruvate may cause side effects, such as gastrointestinal distress, kidney stress, increased cholesterol, and hypercalcemia. ...Read more

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Pyruvic Acid is low (lactate normal). What conditions are this associated with?

Pyruvic Acid is low (lactate normal). What conditions are this associated with?

Normal : lactic acid is normal under normal physiological conditions. It is elevated when tissues are not getting enough oxygen, when the body is poisoned by certain infections, or poisoning by certain chemicals. ...Read more

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Should I take pyruvic acid suplements on a diet?

Should I take pyruvic acid suplements on a diet?

Forget it: You do not need to complicate your life. Eat simple, healthy foods and exercise daily. Polant based foods are much healthier than animal based foods. Eat ample amount of veggies and fruits dauily and do not consume high sugar and high fat items. Get a good dose of proteins from eggs, nuts and soy products. If you can stick with these recommendations you will look good and feel great as a result. ...Read more

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Low pyruvic acid mg/dl, low pyruvic acid blood and low lactate plasma? What does this mean? Any one have any clue?

Low pyruvic acid mg/dl, low pyruvic acid blood and low lactate plasma? What does this mean? Any one have any clue?

Yes: It means you do not have an inherited disorder of metabolism such as a mitochondrial disorder. Not quite sure why you had it checked, unless you have trouble with waking or balance, seizures, or loss of sensation. ...Read more

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Is there a chance that pyruvic acid can treat a uti?

Is there a chance that pyruvic acid can treat a uti?

Probably not: It is not an antibiotic. Is used for treatment of acne to help skin peel & believe is being studied for its use intreatment of cancer. But do not know of any reports in its' use for utis. We know that antibiotics almost always work so why consider something like pyruvic acid? ...Read more

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My lactic acid and pyruvic acid are in the normal range (1.8 and 0.046 respectively), but is my L:P ratio elevated?

My lactic acid and pyruvic acid  are in the normal range (1.8 and 0.046 respectively), but is my L:P ratio elevated?

In the setting of?: L:P ratio > 30 suggests inherited disorders of the respiratory chain complex or tricarboxylic acid cycle disorders. An elevated lactate and a L:P ratio less < 25 suggests a defect in pyruvate metabolism. Are you being worked up for congenital lactic acidosis? ...Read more

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What happens to pyruvate and glutamate when fasting?

What happens to pyruvate and glutamate when fasting?

You've pushed me---: I've been avoiding this question (as my colleagues have as well). I never was a fan of biochem in college or medical school. But I still have&refer to my Lubert Stryer from time to time...not the most recent edition you understand but mine is SPECIAL. Anyways, I'm still going through the chapter on amino metabolism which partially explains this so stay tuned. I promise to answer this shortly! ...Read more

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Whats pyruvate dehydrogenase complex?

Whats pyruvate dehydrogenase complex?

Enzymes: Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex is a complex of three enzymes in the mitichondria that change the Amino Acid pyruvate into the molecule acetyl-coa by a process called pyruvate decarboxylation. Acetyl-coa is used in the citric acid cycle to make energy for cells the complex links the metabolic pathway that breaks down glucose (elemental sugar) to the citric acid cycle. ...Read more

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Could you die from pyruvate dehydrogenase complex?

Could you die from pyruvate dehydrogenase complex?

Odd question!: Hi. Pyruvate dehydrogenase is a vital step in intermediary metabolism! Do you mean could you die if one of the genes in the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex produced a non-functional enzyme? Don't know about heterozygotes; they might be OK. Homozygous mutant would be an embryonic lethal, I am sure. I'm really curious what led you to ask that bizarre question! ...Read more