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Amino Acid Serum Test

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by sflorence, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. sflorence

    sflorence Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    I had mine done a few month ago, and every amino acid level was OK except for Arginine and Lysine, both were almost below the detectable limit. In other words, I have a severe deficiency in both of them.

    I have tried to mega-dose both of those amino acids, but I had no success. Even when I tried to reach the maximum therapeutic dosage I would just get terrible stomach problems.

    My doc just wrote it off as "amino acid over-utilization" and tried to cram some anti-depressents down my throat.

    So I am curious to hear other peoples results, and am curious to hear if someone has some advice for me.

    thanks
     
  2. perovyscus

    perovyscus

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    Did you take them simultaneously? They are similar molecules and are competitive. May I ask what laboratory you used?
     
  3. sflorence

    sflorence Senior Member

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    Yeah I did take them at the same time..... I should probably give it another go taking them alternatively.

    I went through Genova Diagnostics.
     
  4. perovyscus

    perovyscus

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    Keep in mind, I don't know your medical history or what you are attempting to treat.

    Genova Diagnostics doesn't have the best track record - they just lack the validation strength of a larger lab like LabCorp which also offers that test; I'm talking in terms of the appropriate ranges of results. I've used Genova for tests that have been used and tested for decades - but simply aren't offered by the larger testing companies. Amino acid profile is not one of them.

    Adding another layer of complexity is you could have a deficiency in those items as a compensatory mechanism to reduce further harm - that's pure speculation however. In short, get re-tested by Labcorp in duplicate basically to see if that's an appropriate target at all and if it's affected by dietary fluctuation.
     

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