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The Dangers Of Glutamic Acid Supplements
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
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
GAD: Gad65 is found in the brain and the pancreas. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
That depends on: Which diet supplements you are referring to. ...Read more
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
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
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
No: They is no medical reason to colon cleanse. It is medically unsound and potentially dangerous. ...Read more