Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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What's your take on this amino acid profile?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by mgk, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. mgk

    mgk Senior Member

    This isn't mine, it was pulled from a study of people who have a genetic condition called Thalassemia Major. People here have a lot more knowledge about this stuff so I thought I'd ask about what stands out and what might be worth looking into further.


    My thoughts:
    • High glutamate, low cystine: Low cysteine? Low glutathione? Might benefit from NAC.
    • Low tyrosine: Probably related to low phenylalanine. Might benefit from supplementation. As phenylalanine or tyrosine?
    • Low isoleucine: Don't know, need to research more.
    • Low taurine: High oxidative stress. Supplementation might help.
    • Low glutamine: I know it's common with high glutamate, but I don’t know what it means. Would glutamine supplementation be a good idea?
    • High proline: Probably deficient in a cofactor, need to look into it more.
    • High serine: Probably deficient in a cofactor. Glycine? Folate?
    There's also a urine profile here:
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