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MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
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"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
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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."

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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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