Has anyone had any favorable experiences with this compound found in hops? I have been diagnosed with PD for 5 yrs. I noticed the morning after playing music and drinking beer, my symptoms (tremors, inability to type w/ both hands) were significantly reduced. This effect lasted most of the day. I have had the same experience before, but did not remember the particular beer (guess I had too much). This time I remembered the beer and it was Lagunitas Maximus (dose = 4 x 12 oz). I repeated the experiment w/o playing music and got virtually the same results. Lagunitas Maximus is an American IPA w/ a strong hop aroma and flavor and thought that maybe the hops contributed to my observation. I tried various other IPAs w/ negative results. After doing a bit of research, I found out that xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in hops has very potent anticancer and antioxidant properties. A recent scientific article (J. Nutritional Biochemistry 24 (2013) 1953) demonstrated that xanthohumol has neuroprotectant properties and promotes neuronal differentiation in mouse cell cultures. I again tried to repeat the experiment w/ the Maximus beer, but this time it did not work (I was wondering if this last batch was low in xanthohumol?).
I researched beers and found out that Odells IPA is high in xanthohumol. I can't get it here in GA and wonder if anybody w/ PD would mind experimenting w/ this beer and reporting the results.