- energy production and
- removal of toxic ammonia.
The energy pathways in your cells require citrate, α-ketoglutarate, and succinate, which are formed from essential amino acids.
High levels can indicate ammonia toxicity. Chronic loss of these valuable compounds can contribute to loss of organ reserve and disturbances in neurological function. If they are low they can indicate a need for essential amino acids, especially arginine.
Low levels of citrate, α-ketoglutarate, and succinate may indicate amino acid imbalances that can affect your energy pathways.
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