Anyone tried the ‘Macuna Extract’ from British Supplements? Www.british-supplements.net It’s advertised as ‘clean mucuna extract’ 99% l-dopa. 483mg in a capsule. I’m on a bundle of meds at the moment so I’m trying one tablet at night which is when my meds are at the lowest and find turning over in bed as easy as pie.I don’t find myself dozing off during the day.
Ten years ago we were very positive about mucun a supplements with comments like ’ Mucuna was two to three times more effective than equivalent amounts of synthetic L-DOPA. This suggests that Mucuna may contain compounds that make L-DOPA function better such as carbidopa, tolcapone (Tasmar), or entacapone (COMTan). It may also suggest that Mucuna independently improve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease’. Has that changed?
I was diagnosed in 2007. I am now on two dispersable co-benoldopa, eight co-envelope capsules, 8 mg of ropinerole and 50mg opicapone. I have tried entacapone and couldn’t accept the side effects. I am trying the extract and worrying about side effects and overdosing. Sometimes I think I am losing the plot and will end up in care with dementia.
I am a also taking co -q enzyme, cbd oil capsules, turmeric with curcumin and black pepper and a few other vitamins.
I would really like a cure but I may as well ask for ‘sky kid’s and ice cream’. You know what they say ‘if you don’t ask…’
I would like meds with less side effects. Is it possible to mix some extract with prescribed meds?
What say yee. Any experiences or opinions would be appreciated.