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 19 5
Pain 8 2
Loss of energy 5 1
Fatigue 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 1
Inflammation 1 0

Show all 8 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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Malic acid

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Malic acid

Dosage Patients
1 cap(s) daily 1
600 mg twice daily 1
1,800 mg daily 1
2,475 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Malic acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Other 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Malic acid

Duration

Currently taking Malic acid

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Malic acid

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 5
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