Most cases of trimethylaminuria appear to be genetically inherited. But, this odor varies depending on many known factors, including diet, hormonal changes, other odors in the space, and individual sense of smell. What to do?
Ways of reducing the odor include:
While this study sounds very positive, many people in trimethylaminuria support groups who have tried charcoal and copper chlorophyllin have not experienced the same benefit.
But, knowing that activated charcoal is rated "Safe & Effective" by the FDA, and knowing that activated charcoal is used in thousands of applications to remove offensive or dangerous odors, scents, gases, it makes perfect sense to give this simple and natural remedy a try, while being careful to avoid the above products that may contribute to TMAU.
*Yamazaki H, Fujieda M, Togashi M, et al (2004). "Effects of the dietary supplements, activated charcoal and copper chlorophyllin, on urinary excretion of trimethylamine in Japanese trimethylaminuria patients". Life Sci. 74 (22): 2739–47. PMID 15043988.
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