3-Oxoglutaric acid is also known as Acetonedicarboxylic acid. The presence of 3-Oxoglutaric acid in human urine can be used as a diagnostic test for the overgrowth of harmful gut flora such as Candida albicans. Candida albicans is the most common form of yeast in the body. Candida can build up toxins that contribute to fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, brain fog, depression, and other symptoms. When Candida becomes invasive, it attaches to the intestinal wall causing leaky gut. This can result in food sensitivities, nutrient malabsorption, and intestinal disorders.
Elevations of one or more metabolites indicate a yeast/fungal overgrowth of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Prescription or natural (botanical) anti-fungals, along with supplementation of high potency multi-strain probiotics, may reduce yeast/fungal levels.
If 3-Oxoglutaric is elevated in the organic acid test (OAT), it can indicate several potential health conditions and metabolic imbalances. Here's what an elevated level of 3-Oxoglutaric acid might suggest:
→ Yeast Overgrowth: Elevated levels of 3-Oxoglutaric acid can indicate a possible yeast overgrowth in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This may be associated with conditions like candidiasis, where yeast overgrowth in the gut can lead to various symptoms.
→ Metabolic Imbalances: Elevated 3-Oxoglutaric acid levels can also be related to metabolic imbalances. It may occur in combination with other organic acids like glutaric and glutaconic acids, indicating disruptions in metabolic pathways.
→ Potential Health Issues: Elevated 3-Oxoglutaric acid may be a marker of underlying health issues, and further evaluation by a healthcare provider is usually necessary to determine the specific cause and appropriate treatment.
Addressing an elevated 3-Oxoglutaric acid level often involves addressing the underlying condition, such as treating yeast overgrowth or addressing metabolic imbalances through dietary and lifestyle changes.
It's crucial to interpret organic acid test results in consultation with a healthcare professional who can provide a comprehensive assessment of your health and recommend appropriate interventions based on your individual circumstances.
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