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Fixing Aerobic Metabolism of Fats

Discussion in 'Optimal Labs' started by persistence, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. persistence

    persistence New Member

    Based on Metametrix ION Panel, and based on other symptoms I have, I apparently do not metabolize fats efficiently for aerobic metabolism. The ION panel has several markers for carnitine deficiency that suggest I am very low on carnitine. My adipate measures at 25.0 mcg/mg creatinine where the 95% interval tops out at 11.1. My suberate measures 6.4 mcg/mg creatinine where the 95% interval tops out at 4.6. High values on those two metabolites suggest carnitine deficiency.

    I tried to address this by Acetyl-L-Carnitine, 500 mg, three or four times a day. This does not appear to be substantially improving my ability to metabolize fats. On a high fat diet I am basically stuck in glycolysis and get heavy acid accumulation on low amounts of exercise (even very mild walking). Is my dose appropriate?

    How does one "debug" aerobic metabolism of fats? Is there any clinical path I can follow to get more information on what specifically is broken? I would really like to get this working.

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