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no succinic acid in organic acid test

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by xks201, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. xks201

    xks201 Senior Member

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    I had a genova test which showed my body made no succinic acid in the krebs cycle. It recommended b6 and magnesium basically. Any ideas?
     
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    I think "normal" ranges for succinic acid typically go down to zero. Basically it should be moving along quickly to form other substances. Generally the abnormality would be if succinic acid were too high, indicating a problem converting it into something useful.
     
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    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    just wanted to say you're so kind giving time,info and advice to forum members on many different test results
     
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    dannybex Senior Member

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    Interesting, thanks Valentijn. Mine was also at zero on the genova test, but they suggested mag, B1, B2 and B3 as helpful and listed mercury, arsenic and antimony as interfering/blocking...

    If it's at zero however, how can it move on to form fumaric, etc.?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I think the theory is that if it's at zero, it's because it already has moved on to fumarate.

    It probably depends on what's used to preserve the sample (if anything).
     
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    dannybex Senior Member

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    Right, fumarate, not fumaric. !!!

    Thanks.
     
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    Well, "fumaric acid" is another name for it ... it's pretty much interchangeable. :D
     
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