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Do supplements help with Parkinson’s disease treatment or prevention?
There is no good evidence that dietary supplements help delay progression or improve motor impairment in people with Parkinson's disease unless they are deficient in nutrients, although some may help with non-motor symptoms, such as sleep disturbance, depression, and psychoses.
Sign in to learn what has been shown with vitamins D and E, niacin, vitamins B-6 and B-12, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), melatonin, creatine, S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe), N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), valerian, magnesium, curcumin, cannabidiol (CBD) and mannitol, as well as with coffee and the Mediterranean and MIND diets. Also, learn about Mucuna pruriens as a natural source of levodopa (L-dopa) and if labels on supplements are accurate.
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B-6 Depleted by Parkinson’s Drug?
Can vitamin B-6 levels in the body be depleted by carbidopa, a drug taken in combination with levodopa for Parkinson's disease? Find out what evidence suggests in our updated CL Answer about supplements for Parkinson's disease.
Caution With Mucuna for Parkinson’s?
Mucuna pruriens is a natural source of levodopa (a drug for treating Parkinson’s disease). A recent study in a major journal suggested that labels for Mucuna pruriens supplements were highly misleading – however, we analyzed their data and came to a different conclusion. Learn more in our updated CL Answer about Supplements for Parkinson's Disease.
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Which supplements may benefit people with essential tremor, and which should be avoided?
Learn about supplements used for treating essential tremor, including caprylic acid (also called octanoic acid), thiamin (vitamin B1), cannabidiol (CBD), GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), and branched-chain amino acids. Find out which work and which don't. Also find out which supplements and food may make essential tremors worse.
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