Researchers at Columbia University are recruiting for a trial of four nutrients that may support improved mitochondrial energy production in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) patients. The trial, set to start in February, will be randomized, double blinded, and placebo controlled, and now listed in ClinicalTrials.gov (“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Correction of Mitochondrial Dysfunction by Conditioning Exercise and Nutraceutical Therapy” ).
They have found that patients with CFS and mitochondrial dysfunction both have elevated lactate levels after exercise and have similar results on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Again, yet another connection to mitochondrial dysfunction! While allegedly “rare” we are seeing so many more connections between mitochondrial dysfunction and other common medical issues!