i read a good post over on the adrenal fatigue forum that because parasites secrete so much ammonia it causes the adrenals to constantle release adrenaline etc which burns them out over time.
I believe this to be the case as when i colon/parasite cleansed my adrenals temporarly knocked back into line along with partially better sex hormone balance i assume. I was waking up at 6-7am buzzing to go, could have a conversation without feeling mentally fatigued and mumbling, libido was back, energy was amazing no midday knackeredness, sleep was easy and much more, not to count all the digestive issues going away, bloating, puffy face, coated tongue, acne etc.
So why didnt this last? was it because i got back on the alcohol after the few week break, the parasites grew back, my colon religned with bad food?
Anyway after that rant lol, i was wondering if anyone knows any herb or nutrient that would protect against the ammonia.
excess ammonia can cause fainting so i didn't think it was the case with myself , that my symptoms could stay the same for so long without any fainting attacks.
Excess ammonia can cause coma and death. That is why the body converts ammonia in to uric acid, which is hydrolyzed in to urea and passed off as urine. Ammonia is also excreted through the skin, which is why sweat can smell so bad.
Glutamine controls ammonia in the body. But the fact remains that our bodies generate ammonia all the time from the breakdown of amino acids and old cells. And the ammonia does not stimulate the release of epinephrine directly. I explained all of this as a response to that original post.
Ive had a hair mineral test before 2 said 2 different things but for the metals only aluminium was just under acceptable. Could this be why sometimes my bms smell of metal or some other smell i cant put a name too.
Actually, having a reaction to glutamine, 3x, was how I figured out a problem with ammonia with my sick liver.
This from Cutler started putting the pieces of the puzzle together for me...and reading about Lyme/ammonia
>>>Glutamine should not be taken by those who have elevated blood ammonia. Those with notable liver problems should ask their physician about the likelihood they have elevated blood ammonia before taking it.<<<
>>>If you feel bad after taking glutamine or creatine you may have problems with the bacteria and yeast in your intestines making too much ammonia.<<<
>>I have found virtually every Lyme patient tests positive to having ammonia in specific locations of the brain.
It is possible that at least one of the potentially many types of neurotoxins produced by Borrelia burg. is ammonia. I postulate that the various and many neurological symptoms seen in LD are the result of small amounts of ammonia affecting localized areas of the brain, as opposed to the brain swelling due to liver problems, which affects the astrocytes of the entire brain.
The way I see it is that Bb release NH3, which is converted to glutamine, by way of the glutamine synthetase pathways, leading to localized swelling of astrocytes>>
>>>It would seem that Bb releases ammonia, which is converted to glutamine by way of the glutamine synthetase pathways, leading to localized swelling of astrocytes (brain cells). This ammonia-induced glutamine accumulation may cause dysfunction of astrocytes, which leads to impairment of vascular reactivity (other than through a decrease in arginine availability for nitrous oxide) and increased production of nitric oxide (Toshiki 2000). It has been reported that many neurological problems are caused by either congenital or acquired hyper-ammonemia (Albrecht 1998).
All ammonia-related pathological changes predispose these individuals to cerebral allergies, due to alterations in the blood brain barrier, and subsequently allow larger molecules, such as common dietary amino acids, to pass through to the brain. Neurotransmitter receptors and function is impaired, resulting in possibly the most common symptom: altered brain energy metabolism, leading to cognitive brain dysfunctions, i.e., the total fatigue of the mind when forced to read, talk, or think for extended periods.>>
Parasites, bacterias etc, are just one cause of ammonia--the problem is when the liver is sick and can't do it's job to convert it to urea. Benzo type (anti-anxiety) drugs are a known cause of ammonia/liver problems. Newport experienced that with his father.
In order for ammonia to be converted to urea, so it can be eliminated via kidneys, the liver has to be able to do the conversion job (with ornithine)
There have been medical studies about the effectiveness of the ornithine (with aspartates).