I just got a blood test from my doctor. She checked my liver, kidney's, and cholesterol just recently this week.
She says my liver enzymes are higher than normal. And she was concerned that it was something such as Hep B or C, too much drinking, my work out vitamins, etc...
I am not over weight. I am in my late 20's. I eat healthy, I rarely drink. So now I am curious, of the products and items I have listed below, which items can cause Liver Enzymes to go high?
I take this daily when i work out:
1 scoop of NO Explode
1x 1500 mg glucosmine pill
1-2 tblspon of L-Glutamine Powder
25-50grams of Isopure Whey
1x 1000 mg Omega 3 Pill
1x 500mg vitamin C Pill
01-28-2009, 10:52 AM #1
Causes of Liver Enzyme to go High?
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Right now I'm wondering what dosages were used --> "fish oil levels being 0, 1, 10 and 20 energy%". Additionally in terms of the actual elevated values [which were not revealed in the abstract], I noticed the authors did not notate statistical significance --> so I wonder how significant of a rise was observed?
Food Chem Toxicol. 1998 Aug;36(8):663-72.
The association of increasing dietary concentrations of fish oil with hepatotoxic effects and a higher degree of aorta atherosclerosis in the ad lib.-fed rabbit.Ritskes-Hoitinga J, Verschuren PM, Meijer GW, Wiersma A, van de Kooij AJ, Timmer WG, Blonk CG, Weststrate JA.
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The long-term effects of consumption of marine long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on atherosclerosis in the rabbit were examined. Female Dutch rabbits were fed purified diets, containing 40 energy% total fat, for a period of 2.5 years. To study the dose response relationship between fish oil intake and atherosclerosis, four diets were formulated with fish oil levels being 0, 1, 10 and 20 energy%. A fifth and sixth group were fed an alpha-linolenic acid-(C18:3, n-3) and linoleic acid-(C18:2, n-6) rich diet, respectively. Every 6 weeks, blood samples were taken for determination of clinical chemical parameters, triacylglycerol and total cholesterol levels. Feeding 10 and 20 energy% fish oil containing diets, resulted in an increase of liver enzymes (AST, ALT and ALP). Histological evaluation of the liver also revealed adverse effects of fish oil containing diets. Triacylglycerol blood levels were similar in all groups, and remained constant throughout the study. Total cholesterol levels in blood was significantly lower in the animals fed a linoleic acid-rich diet, as compared with the other five groups. An n-3 long-chain PUFA concentration dependent increase in aorta plaque surface area was observed in the fish oil groups. A significant positive relationship was found between the group mean score for severity of liver pathology and the aorta plaque surface area. These results indicate that the long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish oil may be hepatotoxic to the herbivorous rabbit, which may interfere with the outcome of atherosclerosis studies. This finding necessitates the exclusion of liver pathology in experimental studies on atherosclerosis in animal models.
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01-28-2009, 12:22 PM #8
I can't find the link ,I read it around this time last year in Muscular Development magazine I believe. My Dad was taking I believe 2-3 capsules , 3,000mg, per day and his test came back with his liver enzymes being high. I told him about the study, he cut back to 1 and his next blood work showed his liver enzymes were back to normal. So, living proof it works.
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