Diet Supplements for Parkinson's

Vitamin C and E

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, studies have shown that a combination of vitamin C and E in high dosages helps protect sufferers of Parkinson's disease by slowing down the progression of the disease. The vitamins must be taken together in order to get the desired effect. When combined, vitamin C stops dopamine-cell destruction while vitamin E works as a fat soluble solution. At least 1,000mg of vitamin C should be taken three times daily, as well as 800 IU of vitamin E four times daily. Although more results are needed to confirm all the benefits of the vitamins, the results thus far are promising. Consult with your health care professional for more information.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Per the University of Maryland Medical Center, omega-3 fatty acids help with Parkinson's disease because of its effects on neurological health. Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, help individuals maintain a healthy neurological system. The University of Maryland Medical Center also suggests to choose omega-3 fatty acid supplements carefully. Avoid omega-3 fatty acid supplements that contain high levels of vitamin A, which have the potential to become hazardous when taken in high doses. Consult with your physician as to which omega-3 fatty acids would be the most beneficial for you.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 has a positive influence on various functions of the body, including regulating blood glucose levels, producing hemboglobin and helping to break down carbohydrates and fats. Vitamin B6 has also been used to reduce the side effects of the medications prescribed to Parkinson's disease patients. However, per the University of Maryland Medical Center, vitamin B6 may also interfere with the metabolism of some medications, reducing their efficacy. Because of this, the consumption of Vitamin B6 should always be taken under your physician's advice.