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Levodopa/Carbidopa and vitamin C

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I am sorry if this was previously discussed but I couldn't find it anywhere. I was told to take my L/C with Emerg-C but I just can't get it down. Can I take it with an Ascorbic Acid supplement instead?

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Sure. The only difference is emergen-C has some flavorings and some traces of B vitamins. I was not aware of the need to take carbidopa levodopa with vitamin C, although it is as it happens I often do..

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Missy0202 in reply to park_bear

Thanks for the reply! That was one of the first things I was told when I started L/C

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enjoy2013 in reply to Missy0202

I have seen in the past discussions around the method described here, as a rescue for a better, more smooth absorption of ldopa

López Lozano JJ, PMID: 7786540.

I can't remember where. At the time I didn't try, somehow it looked to me complicated and deemed to fail because of the need to have the solution homogeneous as you sample your next dose. I may have been lazy

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Missy0202 in reply to enjoy2013

I looked that up, and it was way too confusing to me too!!!

This info regarding vitamin C was presented in one of Laurie M. Parkinson's School discussions to improve the bioavailability of C/L in stomach acid. She has spoken of the benefit of citicoline extending life of C/L. I would use plain ascorbic acid as the Emergen C has a bit of B6 in the ingredients which is not to be taken with C/L.

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Missy0202 in reply to Sydney75

Thank you. I tried that powdered c and couldn’t get it down. That’s why I was asking about a c supplement.

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lenamm in reply to Missy0202

I use gummys for when I can't do powder - when I'm out. There are 250mg in each gummy of C. Super easy to take.

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Missy0202 in reply to lenamm

is it Ascorbic Acid ??

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lenamm in reply to Missy0202

Yes

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Missy0202 in reply to lenamm

Oh wow. Could you send me the product name? Sounds yummy

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lenamm in reply to Missy0202

Nature's bounty c gummies

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Missy0202 in reply to lenamm

Ordered:) big thanks!

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Marimar70 in reply to Sydney75

From My knowledge the carbidopa will not be an issue with B6.

According to the following article adding 200 mg of vitamin C to each dose of levodopa will aid in Sinemet/Madopar absorption. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/156...

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Missy0202 in reply to silvestrov

I had not read that before. Thanks for sending it!

Question - If you take LD/CD 4 times a day it reaches 800 mg. i am thinking this would be too much.

I was told by my neurologist to take with a Little orange juice!

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