Aconitic (Males Under Age 13)

Optimal Result: 9.8 - 39 mmol/mol creatinine.

- Elevated in mitochrondrial disorders. Aconitase metabolizes citric and aconitic acids, and is dependent on glutathione.

- Increased levels may indicate additional requirement for reduced glutathione.

What does it mean if your Aconitic (Males Under Age 13) result is too low?

Low aconitic acid values have no known clinical significance.

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Decreased levels of aconitic acid on an Organic Acid Test (OAT) can suggest alterations in the Krebs cycle (also known as the citric acid cycle). Aconitic acid is an intermediate in this cycle, and its reduced levels might indicate a slowdown or inefficiency in cellular energy metabolism. This could be due to various factors, including nutritional deficiencies (especially of vitamins and minerals that are co-factors in the Krebs cycle), mitochondrial dysfunction, or chronic illnesses affecting cellular metabolism. To address this, treatment options generally focus on improving overall mitochondrial function and enhancing the efficiency of the Krebs cycle. This can involve nutritional supplementation, particularly with B vitamins, Coenzyme Q10, magnesium, and other nutrients vital for mitochondrial health. Dietary adjustments to ensure a balanced intake of macronutrients and micronutrients can also be beneficial. Additionally, lifestyle modifications like regular exercise and stress reduction can improve mitochondrial function and overall metabolic health. It's important to work with healthcare professionals for a comprehensive evaluation and a tailored treatment plan, as decreased aconitic acid levels should be considered in the context of the individual's entire health profile and any underlying conditions.

What does it mean if your Aconitic (Males Under Age 13) result is too high?

- Elevated in mitochrondrial disorders. Aconitase metabolizes citric and aconitic acids, and is dependent on glutathione.

- Increased levels may indicate additional requirement for reduced glutathione.

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