Have a banana?


#1

Gus raised the issue of bananas and their deteriorating effect on levodopa.

Since I eat more bananas than the average chimp I thought it worth looking into.

I found 3 articles

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1787197/?page=1

This refered to one patientt who had a reaction.to levodopa.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16327247

This referred to EC Dopryl administered to rats. EC Dopryl is similar to madopar

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/levodopa-oral-route/proper-use/drg-20064498

This referred to Levodopa and bananas / vitamin b6 levodopa/carbadopa were deemed ok.

 

I concluded banana ok with sinamet but not madopar

however be aware generally of any adverse reaction

L

 


#2

Bananas, especially the skin, contain large amounts of dopamine. Standard thinking is that this will not get through the BBB. However, liposomal preparations may get through.


#3

 

I'm prob wrong, but as i understood it the dopamine was something to do with natural sugars or natural sugars within the brain transport dopamine, i'm sure there's plenty of natural sugars in banana's.


#4

http://www.livestrong.com/article/194748-how-do-i-increase-dopamine-levels-naturally/

if you type bananas and dopamine into a Google box, many sites tell you to eat bananas to up dopamine levels.

bon apetite!

GG