i also had a amino acids test done by great plains laboratory, and all of them were low or very low.
i had a amino acid urine test by great plains laboratory, and all the amino acids were low or very low.
i also had a amino acid plasma test done by metametrix, and everything was normal, except for glycine, serine, which were high. i think this indicates a problem with methylation and detoxification. and also glutamine was high, which has something to do with muscle loss and/or subclinical ammonia toxicty. the recommendation by the lab was alpha ketoglutaric acid, a form of glutamine, which helps detoxify ammonia and convert b6 into its active form p5p, which is used for amino acid metabolism. where does ammonia come from, i think from SIBO.
i was told not to supplement with alpha ketoglutaric acid by my naturopath, because it will increase the glutamine levels even more and lead to increase in the excitotoxin glutamate.
is that true? i dont know. i dont know what to do, or how it all fits together. i just wanted to say there is a difference in amino acids urine test and blood plasma test, and i dont know which one is better, which one is good and which one isnt. or if they show different things, and you just have to know how to interpret them. i was told the blood test is good, and it is consistent with other labs i did as well. i am going to stick with the blood test for now.