What is Malic acid?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Myo Malate

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Malic acid is a naturally occurring organic acid found in some fruits such as apples. It plays a role in the Krebs cycle, which is the complex process of deriving ATP, the body's primary unit of energy, from food.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 31 6
Pain 10 2
Loss of energy 6 1
Bowel irritability 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 1
Inflammation 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Malic acid

Side effect Patients Percentage

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Malic acid

Dosage Patients Percentage
600 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Malic acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Malic acid

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Malic acid

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 6
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