amino acid

  1. S

    many clean emg's but symptoms

    Hello, during the last 4 months I have experienced several als spinal symptoms. Furthermore, I took for my own a blood amino acid test where it was a glutamate alteration (x 3 times the regular levels) and an excess of alanine too. On the other hand, during the last 4 months I have had 5 emg's (...
  2. M


    Hi All: Has anyone had any experience with the amino acid L-Serine and its possible relationship with protein misfolding?
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    Nothing new, just a suggestion. The thread over in the ALS Drug Trials forum, Amino Acid - L-Serine, is closed so I thought I'd put this here. I got the bulk supplements stuff off Amazon because it's way cheaper than pills. But it's really nasty sweet. In the mornings I just add it to my...
  4. K

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine Slows Progression

    This isn't a new research study, but a double-blind study in 2013 showed that median survival of PALS treated with 3g/day of Acetyl-L-Carnitine was 45 months versus 22 months in the placebo group. Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of acetyl-L-carnitine for ALS. AuthorsBeghi E...
  5. S

    Amino Acid - L-Serine

    Are there members here that are familiar with the research concerning serine and its use in treating ALS? Is anyone trying it?
  6. Compass Rose

    Possible ALS treatment breakthrough

    A friend sent me this story about a possible advancement in treating ALS. Basically, a new study found that BMMA, an amino acid found in brains of people with ALS, mimics this other amino acid called L-serine. When BMMA gets into the protein of cells, it messes them up, and tangled proteins...
  7. V

    The importance of Vitamin B12 in our food.

    Vitamin B12 is a nutrient from food we eat that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy. It also assists with making DNA in our cells. Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient to prevent anemia. Folate is a water soluble B vitamin that is found in food and helps create and maintain...
  8. A

    Completeley confused and deppressed !

    This is the first time i have written here, my mom was diagnosed in september 2011, My mom is a very independent woman, and to today i can not find the courage to confront her with her diagnose, she does not know what this disease is just like i didnt either, but the more i look and find out and...
  9. mysticunicorn66

    Family members with blinders on

    Having a need to vent and thought just maybe some of you could offer some suggestions. I am the youngest of three children. My older sister has ALS. We have a brother who is the oldest of the three of us. Our brother was with us when we got the diagnosis from the doctor. I am sis's POA and...
  10. Chameleon

    New Here- Hello everyone!

    Hi everyone... I've been lurking in the ALS forum since before I was diagnosed in April 2010 to see what the scoop was on ALS. I've got the picture now and don't like it much, but there's no use complaining. At this point, I'm still walking and talking, so I consider myself fortunate. I've...