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Amino Acids 40 Profile- any ideas?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Bead Dog, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Bead Dog

    Bead Dog

    Just got the results from my amino acids profile here:

    Low- Tyrosine
    Low- Glutamine
    Low- Isoleucine

    High- Taurine
    High- Serine
    High- Phosphoethanolamine
    High- Glutamic Acid
    High- 1-Methylhistidine
    High- 3-Methylhistidine

    High - Phenylalanine/Tyrosine
    High- Glutamic Acid/Glutamine
    High- a-ANB/Leucine
    High- Tryptophan/LNAA

    Anyone have a clue about this?
    I have not been diagnosed with anything except b12/folate deficiency.
    Have been trying methylation protocol. The tingles, zaps, sleep and cardiac symptoms are improved, but fatigue, muscle weakness and PEM and digestion issues are getting worse.
    Any input would be appreciated as I'm at a loss and low on funds for medical consults.
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    The methylhistidines are a likely indication that you're burning muscle for fuel. So your Krebs cycle or the main pathways leading into it might be in bad shape.

    Elevated glutamic acid might cause a "wired" sensation that can cause sleep and some cognitive problems. N-acetylcysteine might help bring that down, though sometimes glycine is needed as well.

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