Hi. A query about taking inosine to boost low uric acid levels in people w/early stage PD as a way to reduce symptoms and gain some neuroprotection. Phase III trials coming next year (link below)
With inosine available OTC for a pittance there’d been some discussion here about trying it now and not waiting for the study and its results. I understand too much uric acid increases chance of gout and kidney stones. Still, I’m tempted to try now, albeit methodically and cautiously.
Scored 3.0 with a uric acid blood test the other day. It was described as low side of normal (for the general population) Before going further, I would love to hear from those who’ve tried this self-medicating route with inosine.
In the last posts on the subject, a few months ago, some were about to try it. If you have a moment...what's been your experience so far? What dosage do you take? How often do you get your uric serum levels tested? What numerical level are you aiming for? Have you felt better? Have you experienced gout, kidney stones, other side effects? Any sense it conflicts with other meds or supplements?
Any light you can shine would be much appreciated.
On the other hand, how does one get into the clinical trials?