The following supplements have been shown to be of benefit, when combating Parkinson’s disease.
- The University of Maryland Medical Center, or UMMC, notes that 400 to 1,000 IU of vitamin D may help, as Parkinson’s disease patients can have lower levels of the vitamin.
- The UMMC also recommends 800 IU of vitamin E (look for d-alpha, not the SINthetic d-l form) four times a day and 1,000 mg of vitamin C three times a day. Vitamin E alone did not have the same benefits the two had together.
- NADH, (more active form of vitamin B 3) helps with increasing dopamine.
- University of Michigan Health System.found when early-stage Parkinson’s disease patients took 1,200 mg of coenzyme Q10 a day over a period of 16 months, they had a significant decrease in their disease progression vs placebo
- UMMC recommends between 400 and 1,600 mg of SAMe a day, which can help with depression that may occur along with the Parkinson’s disease
NOTE: TMG converts to Sam-E in the liver, and is a LOT less expensive…
- UMMC also found Creatine may help slow the progression of early-stage Parkinson’s disease..
- Alpha-GPC or alpha glycerylphoshorylcholine
- Green Tea/EGCG
- A study with four patients with Parkinson’s disease who were given injections of 100 mg. of neotrophin 1 (complex glycoproteins, derived from snake venom) resulted in dramatic improvement after a period of six to eight weeks.