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Ketones in your blood or urine indicate that your body is burning fats instead of glucose for energy. Ketones in themselves are breakdown products of fatty acid metabolism. The ketones fuel your body’s tissues and eventually exit in your urine. Ketosis occurs in your liver.
Fatty Acid Oxidation Markers: ethylmalonic, methylsuccinic, adipic, suberic, and sebacic.
The markers measured here will show how well your body can process fat. These markers are sometimes elevated for persons on the Ketogenic diet or Low-carb diet, but if there is an elevation in the results and a person is not on a Ketogenic diet it means that the body is not processing that fat too well. Candida, bacterial toxins, and high oxalates can contribute to fat malabsorption.
Results Part 8:
Lab comment: “The isolated increase in Suberic acid is likely dietary in origin and not suggestive of compromised beta-oxidation capacity.”
Dr Lindeberg comments: Increased levels of Suberic acid would indicate the need for mitochondrial/ energy production support.
Suberic Acid 28.9 (result) H / <20 (range)
This is a very interesting acid, as it can indicate someone was fasting overnight or AN INCREASE IN OIL USE.
The reason why I said that this result is interesting is that we have been struggling with Alex to pick up weight. We started to give Alex food with a higher fat content like full cream yoghurt and margarine with 70% more fat. Also, and I know this is maybe THE reason why this acid is so elevated is that his chicken patties and french fries have been fried, even if it is only a little bit of oil, and not baked.
Elevated levels of Adipic acid (adipate), suberic acid (suberate) and sebacic acid can be seen in:
- Supplementation with medium-chain triglycerides, found in coconut and palm oil
- Excessive consumption of jello, gelatin, and custards
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency – vitamin B2 is needed for fatty acid breakdown
- Inborn errors of metabolism, such as acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
- Other rare inherited disorders such as adrenoleukodystrophy and Zellweger syndrome
- Some people taking valproic acid (Convulex, Depakote, Epilim, Stavzor)
If you want to read more about Ketones, follow the link here.
Many dieticians or functional medicine practitioners have suggested the Ketogenic diet for Autistic people. Read more here.
PLEASE NOTE: ANY VIEWS REGARDING THE RESULTS ARE MY UNDERSTANDING AND DO NOT SERVE AS PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. THE TREATMENT RECOMMENDATION IS STRICTLY RELATING TO ALEX’S RESULTS AND NOT MEANT FOR SELF-TREATMENT. ALWAYS SPEAK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE STARTING ANY TREATMENTS.
Updated 30/09/2023 @ 19:05