A healthy result should fall into the range 20 - 140 umol/L.
Pyruvic Acid feeds into the citric acid cycle & converts into acetyl CoA. Pyruvate is formed from carbohydrate via glucose or glycogen & secondarily from fats (glycerol) & glycogenic amino acids. Pyruvic acid is also formed from lactic acid with O2 and zinc.
Vitamins B1, B3, B5, Lipoic acid
Anaerobic energy production
insert the value from you Pyruvic Acid test result.
Elevated by a number of nonspecific factors, including vigorous exercise, bacterial overgrowth of the GI tract, shock, poor perfusion, B-vitamin deficiency, mitochondrial dysfunction or damage, and anemia, among others.
Pyruvate may be elevated when B-vitamins, particularly B1 and B5, are insufficient. When both L-Lactate and pyruvate are high, there may be insufficient lipoic acid, a type of B-vitamin. Lipoic acid is an important antioxidant, so low levels can lead to aging-related illnesses. Many studies have shown that lipoic acid is helpful in treating diabetes and for assisting the liver with removing toxins from the body.
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