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March20 podcast Dr Hazen
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
3 kits per person


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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

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Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
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UK residents survey : Prof Shephard/MEBO (until 31/1/21) click to visit survey
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Prof Elizabeth Shephard is conducting a TMAU fact-finding survey for UK RESIDENTS. She plans to use it to raise awareness with decision-makers, such as perhaps MPs. It closes 31 Jan 21.

who is the survey intended for ?
UK residents who identify with TMAU

Living with TMAU study

We invite you to participate in a research project entitled ‘Living with TMAU’.

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survey full url :

Participation in the project will involve completion of a short questionnaire, which aims to capture the experiences of those living with the condition. There are two questionnaires.

For individuals with TMAU over the age of 18

For a parent or guardian of a child with TMAU.

The results from the questionnaires will be compiled to produce a report that will be available for you to use, for example, to lobby your MP. The findings will be used to reach out to policy makers in the UK to have TMAU recognised as an invisible disability and to make people aware of what it is like to live with the disorder. The report will be made available on the MEBO, UK website.

To complete either questionnaire you must be over 18 and resident in the UK. The questionnaire responses are anonymous and no personal identifiers will be collected.

The questionnaire closes 11:59 pm (GMT) Sunday 31st January 2021.

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

short url for survey :

current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

P&G TMA inhibitor supplement : 1st sign of patent


The community has been aware since around August 2015 that Procter & Gamble are working on a supplement which will be a trimethylamine inhibitor in the gut.

For the first time, we can see the patent publicly (published on June 1 2017).
Here is the patent via the freepatentsonline website :
PDF version
Via the site (without images) 
P&G Press Release on product (Aug 2015)

The patent is titled :

It looks like it was filed on Dec 1 2016.

The 'skinny' on this is :
It will be over-the-counter (no prescription needed)
It is being created due to a 2011 paper by Dr Hazen et al at Cleveland Clinic which implicated TMA-oxide as a causal factor in heart disease development.
Dr Hazen et al are working on the supplement under licence to Procter & Gamble.

For now we are digesting the information.
More posts will follow on the subject.
Comments and interpretations are welcome.

Probably the product still has a long way to be on sale.    

The invention provides a method of inhibiting the conversion of choline or carnitine to trimethylamine (TMA) and lowering TMAO in an individual comprising administering to the individual a composition comprising a compound set forth in FORMULA (I)

The invention also provides for a method of inhibiting the production of TMA by bacteria comprising administering to the individual a composition comprising a compound set forth in FORMULA (I) wherein the compound is administered in an amount effective to inhibit formation of trimethylamine (TMA) from choline or carnitine in the individual.

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Anonymous said...

This is such a good news for so many people including me ... thanks for sharing and keeping the hope alive ..

Jun 9, 2017, 8:00:00 AM
Anonymous said...

So happy to hear this how long do u think it will be to go on sale

Jun 29, 2017, 5:37:00 PM
Unknown said...

I am 55 and have suffered with TMAU all my life, this news gives me hope and if the inhibitor really does the job then I will have a whole new lease on life. I cannot wait!

Jan 14, 2018, 11:23:00 AM
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