February 12, 2016


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How does Pyruvate work?

Pyruvate might contribute to weight loss by increasing the breakdown of fat.

Are there safety concerns?

Pyruvate seems to be safe when taken by mouth. Side effects such as stomach upset, gas, bloating, and diarrhea can occur when large amounts are taken.

Pyruvic acid facial peels seem to be safe when applied by a health professional. It can cause severe skin burning and should be applied only to small patches of skin at a time.

Do not use pyruvate if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a heart condition called cardiomyopathy.

Dosing considerations for Pyruvate.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For aging skin: A 50% pyruvic acid peel applied once weekly for 4 weeks.

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