People take glycomacropeptide for an inherited disorder that increases levels of phenylalanine in the blood (phenylketonuria or PKU), gout, obesity, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Gout. Early research shows that taking skim milk powder fortified with glycomacropeptide and a specific milk fat extract reduces gout flares. It might also reduce pain during a gout flare.
- Obesity. Replacing one or two meals per day with a supplement containing glycomacropeptide does not help to reduce weight more than taking a supplement with skim milk powder.
- An inherited disorder that increases levels of phenylalanine in the blood (phenylketonuria or PKU). Early research shows that replacing part of the daily dose of a regular phenylalanine-free protein supplement with glycomacropeptide maintains blood levels of the amino acid phenylalanine. In surveys, people with phenylketonuria seem to prefer supplements containing glycomacropeptide over regular phenylalanine-free protein supplements.
- Bipolar disorder.
- Dental cavities.
- Heart disease.
- Infant development.
- Liver disease.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Children: Glycomacropeptide is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth as a food supplement for up to one year.
We currently have no information for GLYCOMACROPEPTIDE overview.
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