Which Vitamins Are Good For Parkinson’s disease?

Nutritional interventions, which act via different types of mechanisms may slow or avoid the accumulation of damaged brain cells associated with the production of Parkinson’s disease. Particularly, nutrients responsible to increase the utilization of brain energy, prevention of mitochondrial dysfunction, protection against oxidation damages and inflammation of tame are few leading contenders associated with anti-Parkinson’s therapies.

Which Vitamins Are Good For Parkinson's disease?

Which Vitamins Are Good For Parkinson’s disease?

Most promising vimatins of the category are omega-3 fatty acids, creatine, coenzyme Q10, vitamin B6 and pyridoxal-5’-phosphate as well as other B vitamins. In addition, nutrients may include lipoic acid, carnitine, resveratrol and extract of green tea.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are of anti-inflammatory acids and hence, they benefit patients in the form of neuro-inflammation, which constitutes a particular feature associated with parkinson’s disease. Mood problems even form common features and hence, researchers are doing different research works to analyze the mood-boosting properties present in the essential fats of Omega-3.

A report consists of a small placebo-controlled pilot has revealed a significant improvement in depression feelings of parkinson’s disease patients underwent their treatment with supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids than with placebo. Richest dietary sources of Omega-3 fatty acid are varieties of fishes, which include mackerel, salmon, sardines, herring, pilchards, trout and anchovies.


CoQ10 levels reduce with increase in age and remain low among people suffering from genetic problems, cancer, diabetes, cardiac problems and Parkinson’s disease. Coenzyme Q10 reduces the progressive deterioration of different functions in case of Parkinson’s disease. Because of this, doctors recommend for the intake of veggies come with rich CoQ10 levels, like broccoli, spinach and cauliflower. In addition, parkinson’s disease patients may go with soybeans, peanuts and other legumes, all of which constitute effective non-animal sources associated with CoQ10.


Homocysteine constitutes an amino acid, which becomes toxic when it elevates and a few research studies have observed that its elevation takes place in large number of Parkinson’s disease patients. During this stage, doctors fail to identify whether higher homocysteine levels contribute towards the development of parkinson’s disease or whether medications available to treat parkinson’s disease contribute to higher homocysteine levels or both of them.

Irrespective of the case, reduction in homocysteine to reach to its healthy level always remains a good idea. Nutrients require to decrease the levels of homocysteine are vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, tri-methyl-glycine and zinc. Few of these nutrients even constitute co-factors for the production of dopamine.


Burgeoning and small data body indicates carnitine as one of the promising preventive for Parkinson’s disease patients with the help of its support related to brain energy management. You may easily get Cartinine from whole wheat bread, cheese-cheddar, chicken breast and milk.

Green Tea

Green tea comes with GTP i.e. Green Tea Poly Phenols, which is a valuable antioxidant and acts as a protective component against a big host of various age-related and chronic health conditions. This fact has also given rise to huge interest of scientist to research about green tea and its active compound/neuroprotectant named epigallocatechingallate to improve the symptoms associated with parkinson’s disease problem. These compounds especially penetrate into the tissues of human brain in a well manner than other types of drugs.

One more benefit associated with green tea extract is its ability of sustaining dopamine levels in various ailing tissues of human brain and thereby, to reduce the severity associated with parkinson’s disease symptoms. Multiple compounds present in green tea constitute a combination therapy on their own and increase their neuro protective effects in various parkinson’s disease patients and other types of neurodegenerative health conditions.


As dopamine acts as an oxidant compound to contribute to early death of its neurons, scientists have started with the study of antioxidant’s potential present in resveratrol for the prevention of this self-destruction. They observed that neural tissues of humans treated by using dopamine experienced rapid cell death because of mitochondrial function’s loss, but while exposing the cells to the supplement of resveratrol for only hour to dopamine treatment for paradoxical has prevented loss of cells and preserved mitochondrial functions. You may get resveratrol in blue berries, dark chocolate, peanuts, grape juices and red grapes.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:September 25, 2018

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