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Doctor insights on: The Dangers Of Glutamic Acid Supplements

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Does glutamic acid good for als?

Does glutamic acid good for als?

Not at all: Quite the reverse, as many recommended meds are designed to inhibit glutamate responses. Regardless, the sole approved drug, Riluzole merely delays intubation, and is otherwise disappointing. Do not look for alternative therapies, they do not exist here in this very discouraging disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Why does l glutamic acid give me anxiety?

Why does l glutamic acid give me anxiety?

Excitatory: Glutamate molecule in the brain acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter, actually it is the most ubiquitous excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. So it is possible this is how it leads to elevation of your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody be reduced in the body?

Can glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody be reduced in the body?

Glutamic acid decarb: Not that I am aware of. There are two forms of this enzyme coincidentally and the antibody is felt to be an autoimmune response to predict Insulin requirement in early type one diabetics. ...Read more

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What things, in the body, regulate glutamic acid? Glutamic acid decarboxylase? Glutamate receptors (nmda, ampa...Etc.)? What else is involved?

It's complicated...: There are some very exciting discoveries on the metabolism of glutamate... There are multiple pathways impacting on things such as GABA neurotransmitter, nitrogen clearance from the liver portal, etc... These pathways play vital roles in survival! Please read this.... And email me your questions if you'd like! Http://voh. Chem. Ucla. Edu/vohtar/spring04/classes/153ch/pdf/kelly%20and%20stanley. Pdf. ...Read more

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I have a glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody level of 3.4 u/ml. Is this anything to worry about? Labcorp says the result is "high".

I have a glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody level of 3.4 u/ml. Is this anything to worry about? Labcorp says the result is "high".

Why ordered?: This is supposed to be a marker for a kid who's likely to get juvenile onset diabetes. Are you perhaps a newly-diagnosed diabetic? There's talk that elevated antibodies sort-of predicts that diabetes in an adult will behave more like type I diabetes (require insulin) than type ii, but I'm not aware of a consensus on whether there is a treatment guideline. Read up & ask for a clear answer. ...Read more

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If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein. Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?

If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein. Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?

A lot: Glutamate overall is an excitatory protein in the body. It stimulates the perception of taste and appetite. It also acts on the pancreas and liver. Our bodies need some but too much can cause a lot of different problems such as weight gain, diabetes, and neurotoxicity. In addition to avoiding high glutamate foods it is useful to consume extra carnitine (high in red meat) to counter the glutamate. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s. Recently referred to metabolic clinic. Plasma Amino Acid Results: LOW Glutamic Acid, LOW Proline, and NO Hydroxyproline. Any recommendations for further tests, tx or diagnodid? Thank you.

Diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s. Recently referred to metabolic clinic. Plasma Amino Acid Results: LOW Glutamic Acid, LOW Proline, and NO Hydroxyproline. Any recommendations for further tests, tx or diagnodid? Thank you.

Additional tests: I'm not sure if these have already been done but you could also get an allergen panel and testing for gluten insensitivity/celiac disease. Metabolic testing is probably the last area that's unexplored, which is usually the case in the scenario you're describing. Hope this helps ...Read more

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L-glutamic acid gives me severe dysesthesias. D-glutamic acid is worse. Could I have glutamate metabolism disorder or glutamate receptor antibodies?

L-glutamic acid gives me severe dysesthesias. D-glutamic acid is worse. Could I have glutamate metabolism disorder or glutamate receptor antibodies?

Possibly but...: Good question without an easy answer. Glutamate is an "excitotoxin" that is not healthy for anyone but some people are more sensitive to it than others. There are a variety of uncommon glutamate metabolism disorders but you do not need to have one of these to be adversely affected by glutamate. Dysesthesias are not a known symptom of antibodies to glutamate receptors. See my comments:. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, I'm a 18 years old and my bro 15 years old, is we safe to serve with whey protein contains BCAAs and glutamic acid?

Dear doctors, I'm a 18 years old and my bro 15 years old, is we safe to serve with whey protein contains BCAAs and glutamic acid?

Safe in moderation: BCAA and other protein foods etc are generally safe if used in moderation and not extended periods (6 months). Read the label carefully, manufacturer info. Check with doctor if you experience any symptom of fTigue cramps, abdominal pain or urinary problem etc. ...Read more

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Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Not useful tests tod: Why are you wasting your money doing tests which have no significant medical relavance? Find a good internist who can help you attain better health than you are suffering from by going off track. ...Read more

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In my recent blood test my glucose was 204. C-peptide was 0.37 and glutamic acid decarboxylase was >30.0. Also my hemoglobin A1c was 10.1?

In my recent blood test my glucose was 204. C-peptide was 0.37 and glutamic acid decarboxylase was >30.0. Also my hemoglobin A1c was 10.1?

Type I diabetes.: With a hemoglobin A1C so high and I assume a high fasting glucose, unfortunately, it appears that you are diabetic. A high glutamic decarboxylase can mean anti-islet cell of the pancreas antibodies, but can also be elevated in other autoimmune conditions. A lower C-peptide and positive antibodies indicate Type I diabetes.
If you are not on insulin yet, please seek help ASAP in the ER. ...Read more

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What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies? Gad deficiency? Glutamate receptor autoantibodies (anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?

What would cause an intolerance to glutamic acid? Gad autoantibodies? Gad deficiency? Glutamate receptor autoantibodies (anti-nmda, anti-ampa)?

None of the above.: Msg - ubiquitous Amino Acid and major excitatory neurotransmitter in brain. Studied extensively. Does not cause allergy or intolerance except at high dose and only then in susceptible persons when given in large doses without food. See fda, j. Nutrition, food chem and toxicology, etc. ...Read more

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Glutamic acid high, myoglobin low, pain in legs, swollen lymphs, ck spiked over 6500 then norm. Headaches and passed out and lots more. What is this?

Glutamic acid high, myoglobin low, pain in legs, swollen lymphs, ck spiked over 6500 then norm. Headaches and passed out and lots more. What is this?

Baclofen side effect: High levels of glutamic acid, specially the glutamic acid dedecarboxylase may be associated with auto immumne disease and type one diabeties. Myoglobinis a muscle protein found in all muscle tissues including the heart, it helps to carry oxygen to the muscle. High levels of CPK indicates some muscle damage wich is in contradiction with low myoglobine.Baclofen may produce the symptoms you are complning. ...Read more

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Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL (glutamic acid), my memory and concentration been decreased lately.?

Taking cyclosporine and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) due to liver transplant, can I take SUKROL (glutamic acid), my memory and concentration been decreased lately.?

Don't take it.: Sukrol is an OTC supplement containing multiple ingredients, including glutamic acid, lecithin, and thiamine. It is impossible to predict whether any of these could have an interaction with your cyclosporine or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil). Given the potentially dire consequences of an interaction, it is not worth it to take your chances with an unproven supplement. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get savage irrational rage & full-body dysesthesia when eating food high in aspartic, glutamic, & arachidonic acid. Why? Nmda receptor dysfunction?

I get savage irrational rage & full-body dysesthesia when eating food high in aspartic, glutamic, & arachidonic acid. Why? Nmda receptor dysfunction?

MSG: We don't know. There is disagreement with such reactions but I have seen msg sensitivities and it can close to what you are describing. For more info go to http://inkchromatography. Wordpress. Com/2012/05/01/the-msg-files-part-iv-chinese-restaurant-syndrome-2/. ...Read more

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I'm hypo-thyroid & just got supplements 4 my swollen glands, it sounds like ALL could b dangerous! Alpha Lipoic Acid, Co Q10, Cod Liver Oil & Selenium!

I'm hypo-thyroid & just got supplements 4 my swollen glands, it sounds like ALL could b dangerous! Alpha Lipoic Acid, Co Q10, Cod Liver Oil & Selenium!

These supplements: Are not inherently dangerous and can be quite useful. It would also depend on the dose recommended although this combination of supplements are not commonly used to correct low thyroid hormone and I would speak with your provider. ...Read more

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What essential fatty acid supplement is best?

What essential fatty acid supplement is best?

Essential FA's: We all need omega-3 fatty acids because we cannot synthesize them. Fish or other marine oils give us both epa & dha without having to convert them from plant-based ala. Research companies & make sure you buy a product that is free of heavy metal and other contaminants (not just "cheap"!) good place to review products: http://www. Consumerlab. Com/ get 1-2 g/day epa and at least 500 mg/day dha. ...Read more

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Can someone take hyalaurnic acid as supplements (tabs)?

Can someone take hyalaurnic acid as supplements (tabs)?

Yes: Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in our joints. It is sometimes given by injection and in recent years oral forms have become available. It is still not clear how well it is absorbed when taken orally or how effective it is, but it is safe to try. For an overview see http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/hyaluronic-acid-supplements. Htm & see comment:. ...Read more

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Are hyaluronic acid supplements effective?

Are hyaluronic acid supplements effective?

Probably not: Not man y supplements are efective, and this probably goes for this one as well. Read at www. Theendofillness. Com
certainly not to plump any specific areas which are injected with hyaluronic acid, and probably also not for joint conditions. ...Read more

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63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

Generally no: Unless you have a specific medical condition for which amino acid supplementation was prescribed, then - no. You or anyone else at any age that is otherwise healthy doesn't need amino acid supplementation. If you eat a reasonable diet, then you are getting sufficient amino acids, particularly essential ones, through diet anyway. ...Read more

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Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

No one knows: Rather than take supplements, eat real food. In this case, animal protein, eggs, beans/legumes, nuts & soy have a full complement of amino acids. So eat a variety of these foods. Check out http://choosemyplate. Gov/food-groups/protein-foods. Html. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are diet supplements really dangerous?

I'm wondering are diet supplements really dangerous?

That depends on: Which diet supplements you are referring to. ...Read more

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Why can taking hormone supplements be dangerous at 80?

Why can taking hormone supplements be dangerous at 80?

It's not: Many women can safely use menopausal hormonal therapy as they age, even beyond 80. A thorough and thoughtful evaluation by a women's health specialist is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are diet supplements really dangerous?

Can you tell me are diet supplements really dangerous?

Can be: They can be-- excess vitamin D3, can lead to increased pressure in the head- severe headaches, a condition called pseudo tumor cerebri. You shouldn't take a supplement unless you know why you are taking it and it should be under the care of a health professional who has evaluated the supplement. ...Read more

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Does hyaluronic acid supplements really work for anti-aging?

Does hyaluronic acid supplements really work for anti-aging?

No.: The only maneuver shown to delay aging is caloric restriction. You may wish to consult the following site for more information.
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/calorie_restriction. ...Read more

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My calcium gummie supplements expired on jan 2013. Is it dangerous to take them now?

My calcium gummie supplements expired on jan 2013. Is it dangerous to take them now?

No: Contrary to popular opinion, most supplements to not go bad at the stroke of midnight on the day they expire.
With medications you may get decreased efficacy, and reduced potency in supplements is possible, but they do not turn into poison. ...Read more

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Can I take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after I train?

Can I take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after I train?

No: Or not take it at all. Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best. Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything. Do not be lazy. Do the work and eat well. ...Read more

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Good day. Can I take aminno acid without doctors consent. Is there any side effect when I take this supplement? Thanks a lot.

Good day. Can I take aminno acid without doctors consent. Is there any side effect when I take this supplement? Thanks a lot.

Not usually: Amino acids are just the building blocks to proteins. Whenever you eat protein, your body will break them down to amino acids. The supplements should be reasonably safe, but as with anything, overdoing them could be toxic. ...Read more