Arabinose is a breakdown product of hyaluronic acid; also found in certain foods. Arabinose is a five-carbon sugar with the function of the aldehyde called aldose. It is suspected that the arabitol produced by yeasts in the gastrointestinal tract is absorbed in the portal circulation, and is then converted into arabinose by the liver. It is not metabolized endogenously and is eliminated by the urine, so consequently high levels of arabinose in the urine may be a good indicator of Candida infections.
Your Arabinose levels are elevated.
This sugar is found in several fruits - apples, plums, cherries, grapes, and in juices made from these fruits. Urinary levels higher than the reference range may simply reflect a high dietary intake of these fruits. However, arabinitol (which converts to arabinose) is also documented to be produced by the Candida genus of yeast. When elevated in body tissues, it can link with lysine and arginine. In theory, this may block some binding sites for coenzyme pyridoxal phosphate, biotin or lipoic acid at the lysyl residue in apoenzyme proteins. This would impair enzymatic processes, such as transamination of amino acids (in spite of "normal" intake of vitamin B6). A finding of high arabinose, without dietary intake of the above-mentioned fruits, suggests a stool analysis or other tests/examinations for Candida overgrowth.
- Ingestion of arabinose rich foods (apples, plums, cherries, grapes)
- Joint inflammation leading to release of hyaluronic acid
- Rule out arabinose containing foods (apples, plums, cherries, grapes)
- Address any joint inflammation
Own it for life
Our exclusive data entry service is a convenient way to get your results into your private dashboard. Simply attach an image or a file of your lab test results, and one of our qualified data entry team members will add the results for you. We support all sorts of files, whether PDFs, JPGs, or Excel. This service is excellent whether you have a lot of reports to upload or are too busy to do the data entry yourself.
We strive to make the data entry process easy for you. Whether by offering dozens of templates to choose from that pre-populate the most popular laboratory panels or by giving you instant feedback on the entered values. Our data entry forms are an easy, fast, and convenient way to enter the reports yourself. There is no limit on how many lab reports you can upload.
billed every month
Data entry included
$6.60/month billed annually
Data entry included
own it for life
Are You a Health Professional?
Get started with our professional plan
Welcome to Healthmatters Pro.
Save time on interpreting lab results with the largest database of biomarkers online. In-depth research on any test at your fingertips, all stored and tracked in one place. Learn more
Pro Monthly Plus
for health professionals
$75 per month