Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) Community

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PH Balance soaps

One of the suggestions on The trimethylaminuria paper published on the NIH Gene reviews site, by Drs. Phillips and Shephard, London, for a TMAU (trimethylaminuria) management protocol is the use of an acid soap/cleanser to attempt to neutralize some of the highly alkaline trimethylamine. For this reason this list is published, until a more comprehensive one can be found.

Trimethylamine is a strong base (pKa 9.8). Thus, at pH 6.0, less than 0.02% of trimethylamine exists as the volatile free base. The use of soaps and body lotions with a pH close to that of normal skin (pH 5.5-6.5) helps retain secreted trimethylamine in a less volatile salt form that can be removed by washing.

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What is this treatment compared to chlorophyll? Is it possible that in Italy, this does not work at all? I also want to talk to someone in Italian ......

Hola Marta no se puede ver la lista y a mi me interesa mucho porque no se que mas hacer para controlar el olor ahora ni el metronidazol me ayuda ya.


Creo que cerraron la página y ya no funciona.

Encontré esta otra, espero que te sirva:

El metronidazol es un antibiótico, no lo puedes tomar a la ligera ya que las consecuencias pueden ser peores. Se aconseja en momentos puntuales, seguidos de la dieta baja en colina, ejercicio intenso, y algunos suplementos. En la sección entender de esta web está en protocolo de manejo del olor dónde lo explica.


Be nice to hVe a list of soaps you can use! Etc good report thought! Thanks for sharing