The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Malic acid

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Autumn, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Autumn

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    Hey,

    Is anyone taking malic acid? What are your experiences with it? What dosage are you on?

    Thanks,
    Autumn
     
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    I take it as a tablet via Source Naturals as a combo, not certain of the actual dosage you get from that!

    GG
     
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  3. Autumn

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    I think a lot of people take it as a combo with magnesium, as magnesium malate.
    Someone suggest I just try a malic acid supplement. As she has fibro and thought it worked for her. Lessened a lot of her pain and fatigue symptoms

    Autumn
     
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  5. Autumn

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    Thanks for the link @ahmo , I will try and read up on it. Seems complicated though ;-)

    Other experiences? Anyone?

    Thanks,
    Autumn
     
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  7. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    Malic acid has a bad effect on my sleep.
     
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  8. Autumn

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    Yes, I'm kind of worried about the effect on sleep as my sleep isn't great as it is.
    I'll just start of with 1 tablet (600mg) in the morning and see how I go.
    What dosage were you on?
     
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    Hmm, is this typical? Never heard of this. But I do take mine only in the morning/first meal time, not at night before sleep! I have lots of trouble with sleep without meds :(

    GG
     
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    I don't think it is typical. I have this reaction to lots of supplements others don't have problems with.
     
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  11. LisaGoddard

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    Hi, I use malic acid from Viridian 500mg (one capsule) which I take in the morning. It really helps my energy levels. Interestingly I have always craved sour candies and salt and vinegar chips - both of which are high in malic acid.

    I tried taking two or three capsules but experienced an extreme energy burst followed by a partial crash. I had to find a level which provided me with useful energy. I have trouble sleeping but didn't notice any difference with the malic acid even when I was taking higher levels.

    I've read it is good for fibro sufferers but very little is said for ME patients so I wondered why it helped me. But it does. Hope others benefit too!
     
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  12. Autumn

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    I'm on week 3 of using malic acid.
    Week 1: 600 mg at breakfast
    Week 2: 1200 mg at breakfast
    I kind of feel awful but don't know if it has anything to do with the malic acid.
    In week one I sort of had more energy, a rather nervous energy. My sleep's been worse. And instead of less pain, I have more pain. I'm not sure if I'm having a crash or if malic acid really isn't my thing
    Anyone have a similar experience?
    I'm thinking about quitting and maybe try magnesium malate, instead of just malic acid
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
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    My sleep is also worse since I take it for a few days.
    Plus my IBS flares because my intestines feel acid. Knocks me out in the morning.
    But it does make me more relaxed.... Ugh
     
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    I eat apples and pears that are good sources of malic acid; hence the saying an apple a day.......
     
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    Haha. Yeah can't eat too much fruit. Fructose malabsorption. And also apples give me stomach trouble. Might be linked.
    Weird though cause tried the Magnesium Malate before.
     

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