Some interesting reading from the nutrition course I am doing.
Why should I take extra vitamins - Cure Parkinson's
I see where your husband went from 3g to 1g daily for B1. Many PwP report success at this level.
Doctors prescribe vitamins D for my wife’s illness. She and I last night wondered why not vitamin B for Parkinson’s . I wonder why after having time pass they don’t want to increase levodopa more than what they prescribe for the newly diagnosed. Me thinks doctors earn more money, the more meds they prescribe. They don’t earn commissions for B1.
Our drugs are govt funded if on their list but vitamins aren’t funded so I guess they won’t suggest stuff people have to pay for because it is discrimitory if everyone can’t afford them😅
Patients must take responsibility for their care
Yeah, too politically correct here. If dr recommends something that’s not funded all hell would break free if some people can’t afford to buy it
Exactly! 100% true.
LAJ Some vitamins are funded here. Vit D is fully subsidised.
Yes but b vitamins aren’t and the only vit d is 50,000 once a month which made Neil very sick. Can’t get a daily lower dose I don’t think
If B vitamins arent funded (and I havent checked if that is true) it will be because there has to be scientific proof of efficacy for any drug to be funded. Unfortunately evidence is only anecdotal. for B1.
I remember now that B12 is funded. I believe I had daily Vit D at first. I now take it monthly with absolutely no ill effects.
If b12 and folic acid are funded they will most likely be the synthetic form so would prefer to pay and give him the natural form
Probably are synthetic.
The majority of supplements available on the market today are made artificially. These include vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids, among others.
They can be taken in pill, capsule, tablet, powder or liquid form, and are made to mimic the way natural nutrients act in our bodies.
To figure out if your supplement is synthetic or natural, check the label. Natural supplements usually list food sources or are labeled as 100% plant or animal-based.
These are funded.
Vitamin B Hydroxocobalamin; Pyridoxine hydrochloride; Thiamine hydrochloride; Vitamin B complex
Vitamin C Ascorbic acid
- Alfacalcidol Cap 0.25 mcg; Cap 1 mcg; Oral drops 2 mcg per ml
- Colecalciferol Cap 1.25 mg (50,000 iu); Oral liq 188 mcg per ml (7,500 iu per ml)
- Calcitriol Cap 0.25 mcg; Cap 0.5 mcg
Multivitamin Preparations Multivitamin renal; Multivitamins; Vitamins
Surely, if govt funded healthcare system is funded by the govt through tax payers funds, then people should be able to use those taxes on natural healthcare supplements, such as vitamins, minerals etc... &/or Pharma. If the only option is Pharma drugs, then the govt healthcare system is a biased, state-sponsored & state/funded Pharma racket.
Perhaps Roy’s wife is at greater risk of fractures if she falls than Roy’s risk of getting beriberi if he stops thiamine
The problem is even bigger than that:
A doctor can get in trouble for recommending any treatment that is not confirmed by a randomized controlled double-blind study. Such studies are very expensive and it is hard to get them funded for nonprescription treatments. There are a few exceptions, but mostly they get done for prescription meds.
Also, most doctors are sincerely interested in patient welfare. But the big Pharma "detail men", and women, are constantly providing them with goodies. That has undue influence too.