Oxidative stress is suggested to play a major role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Among the antioxidants, vitamin C has been regarded as the most important one in neural tissue.
It also decreases β-amyloid generation and acetylcholinesterase activity and prevents endothelial dysfunction by regulating nitric oxide, a newly discovered factor in the pathogenesis and progression of AD.
However, clinical trials using antioxidants, including vitamin C, in patients with AD yielded equivocal results.
The current article discusses the relevance of vitamin C in the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of AD and explores its therapeutic potential against this neurodegenerative disorder.
HEO, J.-H., HYON-LEE, , LEE, K.-M.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS 28(2):120-125, 20131533-3175
Vitamin C or lecithin for Parkinson’s disease
Medical scientists have spent the last few hundred years carefully describing diseases which are in reality the end results of civilized-diet malnutrition. Researchers have expended colossal amounts of time and money searching for drug cures for nutritional disorders. And, they have dismissed out of hand even the possibility that pharmaceutical therapy for malnutrition might actually be the dead end it has so frequently been shown to be. Parkinson’s disease proves to be a case in point.
L-dopa (levodopa) is a commonly prescribed treatment for Parkinson’s. The human body can make this substance without drug intervention. Vitamin C in very high doses greatly stimulates L-dopa production, as well as enabling your body to naturally and safely produce its end product, epinephrine. http://www.doctoryourself.com/nerves.html
Another important neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, can be made by your body from dietary choline. Choline is obtainable in quantity, and at low cost, from supplemental lecithin.
If this seems too simple a solution for so dreaded a disease, you are left with a simple cost-benefit question: Since no one dies from vitamin C or from lecithin, why not try it?
Persons with Parkinson’s will do well to embrace a very low protein diet. Mostly-raw-food vegetarianism is the simplest way to accomplish this. A site search from the http://www.doctoryourself.com home page for “vegetarian” might prove helpful.
I would like to recommend that you look at either Nutritional Influences on Illness, or The Textbook of Nutritional Medicine, both written by Melvyn Werbach, MD. The books are obtainable on the internet from the doctor’s website. Each contains an important section on Parkinsonism.
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Connie’s Comment: Vitamin C is important in the absorption of essential enzymes, vitamins and minerals needed for the proper functioning of the body.
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