4-Hydroxyhippuric (Males Age 13 and Over)

Optimal Result: 0 - 14 mmol/mol creatinine.

4-Hydroxyhippuric is a glycine conjugate of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, the paraben metabolite.

May be elevated after exposure to paraben antimicrobials in certain foods and cosmetics. Intake of fruits containing polyphenols rich in anthocyanins, flavonols, and hydroxycinnamates may increase this compound in the urine. Avoid exposure to parabens.

What does it mean if your 4-Hydroxyhippuric (Males Age 13 and Over) result is too high?

A glycine conjugate of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, a metabolite of paraben preservatives. May be elevated after exposure to paraben antimicrobials in certain foods and cosmetics. Intake of fruits containing polyphenols rich in anthocyanins, flavonols, and hydroxycinnamates may increase this compound in the urine. Avoid exposure to parabens.

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