Admin Control Panel

New Post | Settings | Change Layout | Edit HTML | Edit posts | Sign Out


March20 podcast Dr Hazen
anti-TMA pill in a year or 2 ? (scroll 12 mins)

Additional info:
MEBO Karen
at UK Findacure conf 2020

Scroll down and select country

MEBO Map Testing & Meetups

Full details :
want listed ? contact

MEBO - UBIOME study 2018



MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
3 kits per person


Participation info : LINK English

MEBO Private Facebook Group
to join : go to
or contact
Join/Watch the weekly
BO Sufferers Podcasts



TMAU Petition world
TMAU UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
TMAU Petition USA end total 204
USA : Moveon open
TMAU (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

Note : Stage 1 is Canada only.
Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
Analysis start in/before Nov
MEBO Research is a
NORD Member Organization
See RareConnect TMAU

Popular Posts (last 30 days)

Upcoming get-togethers

Let us know if you want a meetup listed
Follow MeBOResearch on Twitter

Blog Archive

Denver TMAU Test Lab survey click here
click to Read more/less

USA survey for anyone who wants to improve Denver TMAU test

begun : Dec22
end : no ending for now

A trainee genetic counselor is working at the Denver TMAU test lab. Probably as part of her training. As a project she wishes feedback on any aspect of the Denver TMAU test and process. You can fill in the survey and/or email her (email address is in survey). It's meant for USA people, but perhaps others can give their view too (as we have so few opportunities).

quote from her rareconnect post

"Hello all! I wanted to make you aware of a research study being conducted to better understand the experience and needs of individuals with trimethylaminuria with a goal of being able to create improved patient and healthcare provider education materials. Any participation is completely voluntary and all responses remain confidential. Feel free to use the contact information within the link with any questions or share the survey with others with TMAU."

see this post for more details

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deficiency and Excess of vitamins and minerals

Mark Howard, Manager
Biolab Medical Unit
The STone House
9 Wymouth Street
London W1W 6DB, UK

Excerpts from the interview with Mark Howard
February 2009

Are there vitamins or minerals you find are often surprisingly deficient in general ?

MH: It never ceases to amaze all of us at Biolab just how frequently we find micronutrient deficiencies, and the situation is deteriorating rather than improving. B12, folate, zinc, magnesium, selenium and B1, B2 and B6 deficiencies are regularly identified, essential fatty acid deficiencies and abnormal omega-3:omega-6 ratios are also very frequently observed. Vitamin D is definitely a problem, particularly, but not exclusively, at this time of the year. Of course the majority of patients being tested at Biolab are already unwell and are suspected of having sub-optimal micronutrient status, hence the referral.

We are also seeing an increasing number of raised levels of minerals and vitamins as a result of inappropriate supplementation and this is a growing area of concern. Nutrients in excess can be just as harmful as deficiencies.

Vitamin and mineral supplements
Sorting fact from fiction

Vitamin deficiencies

Minerals the body needs

How much vitamins do I need?

Unfounded health claims.
When vitamin supply is adequate your body automatically regulates circulating vitamin levels. Excess water-soluble vitamins are excreted in urine. Surplus fat-soluble vitamins are stored in body tissue. Because they're stored, excess fat-soluble vitamins can accumulate in your body and become toxic. Your body is especially sensitive to too much vitamin A and vitamin D...

Related posts in this blog:
Summary Blog posts on vitamins/minerals

*Dr Ardith Brundt: "HEC 131 - Introduction to Nutrition " Chapters 7 & 8 @:

*Mosbey's Medical & Nursing Dictionary, 1983:pp1140-1145.

*"Vitamin and nutritional supplements- Sorting out fact from fiction amid a storm of controversy." From Mayo Clinic Health Letter @


Post a Comment