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L-Dopa (90) Veggie Caps

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Sufferers of muscle tension, restless leg, or stress related shortness of breath? You can find relief with L-Dopa.



Capsules per bottle: 90

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L-DOPA crosses the protective blood–brain barrier, whereas dopamine itself cannot. Thus, L-DOPA is used to increase dopamine concentrations in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia. This treatment was made practical and proven clinically by George Cotzias and his coworkers, for which they won the 1969 Lasker Prize. Once L-DOPA has entered the central nervous system, it is converted into dopamine by the enzyme aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase, also known as DOPA decarboxylase. Pyridoxal phosphate (vitamin B6) is a required cofactor in this reaction, and may occasionally be administered along with L-DOPA, usually in the form of pyridoxine.

Besides the central nervous system, L-DOPA is also converted into dopamine from within the peripheral nervous system. The resulting hyperdopaminergia causes many of the adverse side effects seen with sole L-DOPA administration. To bypass these effects, it is standard clinical practice to coadminister (with L-DOPA) a peripheral DOPA decarboxylase inhibitor (DDCI) such as carbidopa (medicines combining L-DOPA and carbidopa are branded as Lodosyn, Sinemet, Parcopa, Atamet, and Stalevo) or with a benserazide (combination medicines are branded Madopar or Prolopa), to prevent the peripheral synthesis of dopamine from L-DOPA. Coadministration of pyridoxine without a DDCI accelerates the peripheral decarboxylation of L-DOPA to such an extent that it negates the effects of L-DOPA administration, a phenomenon that historically caused great confusion.

In addition, L-DOPA, co-administered with a peripheral DDCI, has been investigated as a potential treatment for restless leg syndrome. However, studies have demonstrated "no clear picture of reduced symptoms"

SUPPLEMENT FACTS
Serving Size - 2 Veg Capsules
Serving Per Container - 45

Amount per serving%DV
Vevet Bean Extract (Mucuna pruriens)
(Seed) (min. 15% L-DOPA, naturally occuring)
800mg*
L-DOPA120mg

*Daily Value not established.

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
Cellulose (capsule), Cellulose Powder, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens

SUGGESTED USAGE:
Take 1 to 2 capsules with a meal. Best when taken early in the day.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that promotes enjoyment and interest in life. * With 15% L-DOPA (the immediate precursor of dopamine), L-DOPA helps the body with what it needs to make this important neurotransmitter. *Mucuna pruiens, commonly known as Velvet Bean, has been used in the traditional Ayurvedic system in India for thousands of years.

*These statement have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.