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B Vitamins good for Parkinson's

Hi. I'm not sure if I got this information on HU or Pinterest, but thought I would share it with you.

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B3 and Parkinson’s

The latest study from researchers at the University of Leicester shows that B3 may help prevent and possibly even improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease …

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Yes, it is also mentioned in the article (in the link) -

"University of Leicester researchers studied the effects of vitamin B3 on fruit flies with a disorder that mimics Parkinson’s disease. They found that fruit flies that got extra B3 had fewer faulty mitochondria than fruit files that didn’t. Malfunctioning mitochondria (the powerhouses of cell) are one of the suspected causes of Parkinson’s — particularly the hereditary form of the disease that tends to strike people early in life."

Has anybody had success with B3 and what kind and doses?

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Silvestrov has touted niacinamide at a certain daily dosage. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/224...

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Marmite is a good food source of B vitamins. I have been consuming it for about 3 weeks and seems to be helping with energy, anxiety and depression. Here is the article that put me onto marmite for brain health.

sciencedaily.com/releases/2...

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I read reviews on Marmite & a lot of people didn't like the taste. They mentioned Vegemite having a better taste. Do you have an opinion on the taste of either one? It sounds like they both have a lot of B vitamins.

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I have not tried vegemite so can't comment about its taste. I would like to try it though. I think for some folks the taste of marmite takes a little getting used to. I spread a little bit of it on crackers or toast.

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Thanks for pointing out that there are PD pages on Pinterest. I just went there and have added several pages to my Parkinson Information folder in my computer Favorites Bar. There's so much information in the internet. I liked the information in the urls you posted above. We have to be aware of what we're eating.

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Very good info. Which vitamin b is a quality one? What is a good regime? I don't take supplements because i feel nauseated from them but I guess I should try again.

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I've read that a B Complex is the best way to go. I get B vitamins from taking Emergen C. It has several B vitamins, magnesium,electrolytes & 1,000 mg of Vitamin C.

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Hi Laglag

Where do you get Emergen C from, what's the dosage and how does it help? Thanks, jayne849

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Hi Jayne849. You can get Emergen C at most drug stores or grocery store. I get it at Sam's Club. It has 1,000 mg of Vit C (good antioxidant), B vitamins, magnesium, electrolytes, and a few other ingredients. I had really bad pain & stiffness in my thighs & groin area & after about 3 weeks of drinking it every day, my pain went away. A few others on this site tried it & it worked for them, but a few others it did not.

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Hi thanks for your reply. I'm in UK and have just found it online or at local supermarkets... I'll give anything a try if there's a chance it will help me feel a bit better.

Jayne

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Hello my Neuro has me on a low carb diet cutting sugar and started me on B1 100 mg twice a day in addition to my B complex and it has made my energy level and mental clarity better. Think about it what will it hurt❤

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I have included allithiamine (B1) and am happy with results

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I have included allithiamine (B1) and am happy with results

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I've been searching for a good B formula and just came across B complex Neuro Factors with coq10 and ALA which seems to be good (no synthetic folic acid) - haven't tried it yet though. Can anybody recommend any particular brand and formula?

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Roy

how many mg are you taking B1? what brand ?

Thanks in avance

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allithiamine, 100mg, 2X/day/2X/week: My vision improved and strength increased as evidence of ease of entering and covering myself at bedtime. It gives me hope. and I can brush my teeth with my right hand without my hand "freezing". Normally I brush my teeth with my left hand or use electric tooth brush. Yesterday I caught myself brushing using my right hand. I was surprised. I thought before I tell my wife the good news I will wait and see next time. Next time was the "proof in the pudding". Add that to and thank allithiamine. "And you're walking." my wife quipped.

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