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anti-TMA pill in a year or 2 ? (scroll 12 mins)

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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
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MEBO Metabolic Malodor Survey (international) for Dr Hazen click here
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survey for ANYONE who identifies with METABOLIC MALODOR

begun : Oct20
end : no ending for now

Regular readers will know that Dr Stan Hazen et al at Cleveland Clinic are developing a TMA-blocker pill, as they proposed in a 2011 paper that TMAO is a factor in CVD. Recently Dr Hazen and colleagues contacted MEBO as they have always thought they could also help with TMAU. This survey is to give them an idea of the 'state of the community'. It is a "version 1". They may not even look (though they have access permission), but it could be useful to give them an overview of the community

MEBO had a zoom call with Dr Hazen and his team in October. Another zoom call is planned when they have time

This is a GOOGLE FORMS survey

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current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Suggestion for when trying to convince a Dr of TMAU

Tip : Visiting a Dr about TMAU : provoke the symptom by taking choline bitartate (or other cheap absorbable form of choline) for a few days beforehand.
One of the main problems with someone who feels they have TMAU but cannot convince a Dr about the problem is that they are likely to be 'transient/intermittent/periodic' cases, and possibly cannot usually smell themselves and so don't know how to 'smell on demand'.

A suggestion is (if you think it may involve TMAU) would be to buy choline from a health shop and take it for a day or 2 before the visit to the Dr. You may then at least be smelling at the visit. It would probably be best to choose a form of choline other than phosphatidylcholine, which is not is easy for bacteria to break down than other types of choline. The most common form of choline is choline bitartate, which would do fine.

It must be remembered that this may only provoke an odor in a strict TMAU case that has bacteria in their gut that breaks down the choline to TMA. Without the bacteria the choline will not be changed. Probably the real way to see if you have an FMO3 weakness would be to take TMA capsules, however for obvious reasons (horrible taste and no usefullness) these are not readily available.    

It must also be pointed out that this should in theory only be expected to provoke a 'fishy odor', whereas people with 'FMO3 body odor' may have their odors caused by other FMO3 substrates which although can be processed by other enzymes may have built up to excessive levels.


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