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Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

NO: In general, MAO inhibitors refer to specific prescription antidepressant drugs & are highly regulated. Many foods & herbs have mild MAO inhibiting actions, such as carrots, chocolate, coffee, ginger, grape & onions,but these effects are not clinically significant & they don't need to be avoided if on a med that interacts with MAO inhibitors: http://www.botanical-online.com/english/vegetalmaois.htm ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?

Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?

Yes: While more research is needed, there is a good amount of science on the benefits of each of these on neurologic function. They are certainly safe to try and if i had parkinson's i would take all of those and more. See http://www.Needs.Com/product/ndnl-0404-02/l_acetyl_l_carnitine ; http://www.Lef.Org/protocols/neurological/parkinsons_disease_03.Htm. ...Read more

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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read more

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Aricept (donepezil hcl) useful for dementia Lewy body?

Aricept (donepezil hcl) useful for dementia Lewy body?

Seems to be: As it increases acetylcholine in the brain and that can improve attention deficits and cognitive fluctuations. ...Read more

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Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Your review is wise: There are no noted interactions between these substances and each other but each may have interactions with other substances. If you are on or plan to be on other substances or medications, advise doctor and pharmacist so interactions may be reviewed. Best regards for your health and well-being. ...Read more

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Can exelon, (rivastigmine) aricept, or, namenda treat Lewy body dementia?

Can exelon, (rivastigmine) aricept, or, namenda treat Lewy body dementia?

No: No treatment is yet available for lewy body dementia. However, these might help alleviate some symptoms temporarily. ...Read more

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Is memory optimizer capsules useful?

Is memory optimizer capsules useful?

No: There is no credible evidence that any herbal or over the counter agents improve memory. ...Read more

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Which alzheimer's drug is most effective: Aricept or namenda (memantine)?

Which alzheimer's drug is most effective: Aricept or namenda (memantine)?

Early vs later stage: Both relieve symptoms of the disease & focus on neurotransmitters key to memory and learning. Aricept focuses on acetycholine in an attempt to slow its loss because of alzheimer's. Namenda (memantine) focuses on glutamate, blocking the excess produced as a part of the disease. Namenda (memantine) is better suited to moderate to advanced stages of alzheimer's, while Aricept is for early onset through advanced stages. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which alzheimer's drug is more effective: Aricept or namenda (memantine)?

Expert opinions? Which alzheimer's drug is more effective: Aricept or namenda (memantine)?

Yes: They both have advantages and disadvantages. To learn about the risks and benefits to make a decision you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?

Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?

I do not: Like the formula. They contain 9 grams of carbohydrate and the amount of thiamin (as are the doses of all the vitamins) is too low to metabolize that amount of carb. You can look it up on line. This expresses an incredible ignorance of industry in vitamins and foods. In pregnancy, first you need a pristine diet and the vitamin supplementation should be ordered by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Multi vitamin, fish oil, gingko biloba and l-theanine. Would these supplments be good for me?

Multi vitamin, fish oil, gingko biloba and l-theanine. Would these supplments be good for me?

Supplements: If you're not eating a balanced diet then a multivite might offer you some benefit. The fish oil, gingko et al have proven benefits across the board so 'good for me' can't be answered with any confidence. ...Read more

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Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Yes: but why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Which is better? L-carnitine or acetyl-l-carnitine?

Which is better?  L-carnitine or acetyl-l-carnitine?

Synonyms: Acetyl-l-carnitine and l-carnitine are synonyms for the same substance, but you want to make sure to have the "l" form and not the "d". Make sure the producer specifies this, as well as any % content of "d" impurities. In humans it's synthesized in liver, kidney, and brain from lysine and methionine and actively transported to other areas of the body -- 98% in skeletal and heart muscle. ...Read more

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Can cerefolin nac cause more confusion in older adults with dementia disorders ?

Can cerefolin nac cause more confusion in older adults with dementia  disorders  ?

Unlikely: Cerefolin is more like a vitamin so it is unlikely to cause confusion. When one has dementia, confusion can come and go. That being said, if there is an increase in confusion shortly after taking it and this doesn't happen at other times and continues to happen with use perhaps there is something specific about the person and the formulation that doesn't agree. ...Read more

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By doctor prescribed me cerefolin he said it helps for OCD, is that true? please explain why it would help. thanks

By doctor prescribed me cerefolin he said it helps for OCD, is that true? please explain why it would help. thanks

Maybe.: Vitamins in cerefolin, vitamin b12, folic acid are believed to be important in the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Especially the former. The police says, that's by providing more vitamin b12, it enhance its production of serotonin and that's help with OCD symptoms. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on cerefolin nac 3 tablets per day. Is that a normal dose? I saw where it is usually 1 tablet a day.

My doctor put me on cerefolin nac 3 tablets per day. Is that a normal dose? I saw where it is usually 1 tablet a day.

Multivitamin: Cerefolin is a prescription med containing 5.6 mg folic acid, 2 mg of vitamin B12 and 600 mg of n-acetylcysteine. It is approved by the food and drug administration for treatment or prevention of vitamin deficiencies. The dosage is to be determined by individual doctors. You must chat with your physician. If cannot, get second opinion. It is not likely to be harmful. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me cerefolin for ocd, is it true it works for ocd, please explain me how it works for it, thanks?

My doctor prescribed me cerefolin for ocd, is it true it works for ocd, please explain me how it works for it, thanks?

Great Question!: Methylfolate and some B vitamins have been used to augment antidepressants for the past several years. I have seen patients get better with improved symptoms. I don't know how it works. Your question deserves more study. ...Read more

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Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?

Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?

See below: Cerefolin contains B12, folate, (folic acid) Riboflavin and pyridoxine. You may take Vitamin B complex and muti-vitamin with and you will be taking some of the same vitamins multiple times. Unless you have a specific condition and/or deficiency of a particular vitamin taking vitamin supplements has not been shown to improve health. ...Read more

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What does methylcobalamin do?

What does methylcobalamin do?

B-12: A critical B vitamin which has many metabolic and chemical roles within the central and peripheral nervous system. Important in numerous chemical pathways. Low or absent levels can cause dementia, anemia, imbalance, peripheral neuropathy, and can be secondary to autoimmune or infectious issues affecting the gastric cells. ...Read more

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Which form of B12 is best for shots/injections and why? 1. Cyannocobalamin 2. Methylcobalamin 3. Hydroxicobalamin

Which form of B12 is best for shots/injections and why?
1. Cyannocobalamin
2. Methylcobalamin
3. Hydroxicobalamin

Usually Methyl but..: One thing is clear- Cyano is worst- it has small amounts of cyanide the body must detox & convert it to an active form; little is converted. Methyl is the active form, esp. good for those with MTHFR mutations & neurological symptoms & best for most. Some do better with Hydroxo. Experts agree Hydroxo better than Cyano but haven't seen many comparisons of Met vs. Hydr.See http://tinyurl.com/pp5a8zb ...Read more

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Pernicious aenemia is it ok to take B12 5000mg methylcobalamin tablets in between B12 3mothly injections? Thanks

Pernicious aenemia is it ok to take B12 5000mg methylcobalamin tablets in between B12 3mothly injections? Thanks

YES: B12 injections should be adequate but it is definitely ok to take tablets too- there is no known toxicity from too much b12. For best results your injections should also be methylcobalamin, next best hydroxycobalamin. Avoid cyanocobalamin- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/032766_cyanocobalamin_vitamin_b-12.Html. ...Read more

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I have been taking methylcobalamin sublingual daily 1000mcg am and 1000mcg om and symtoms keep getting worse almost can't function. What else can Ido?

I have been taking methylcobalamin sublingual daily 1000mcg am and 1000mcg om  and symtoms keep getting worse almost can't function. What else can Ido?

What symptoms?: 2,000mcg daily is a lot of vitamin B12. You didn't mention what/which symptoms are getting worse, so it's time to go see your Family Doc for thorough evaluation, including indepth history & examination plus labs as deemed appropriate. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b12/safety/hrb-20060243, http://www.drugs.com/sfx/vitamin-b12-side-effects.html & http://goo.gl/IwWC25. ...Read more

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Is methylcobalamin really better than cyanocobalamin?

Similar: The methyl form is biologically active, and will directly interact with receptors, but in most cases, the body will convert the other form readily, so in the end, there is equivalency. ...Read more

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Which is a better B12 source? Methylcobalamin vs. Cyanocobalamin

Which is a better B12 source? Methylcobalamin vs. Cyanocobalamin

Methylcobalamin: Methylcobalamin is by far the best form of vitamin b12. This is the co-enzymated active form that our bodies use. When we take Cyanocobalamin our bodies must first convert it into methylcobalamin, so it is better to take the active form and save your body the trouble of making this conversion. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027045_vitamin_b12_cyanocobalamin_methylcobalamin.Html. ...Read more

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My B12 was 98 My doc gave me 10 methylcobalamin inj. and told me take one every month for 6 months and one every year. Can u tell why?

My B12 was 98 My doc gave me 10 methylcobalamin inj. and told me take one every month for 6 months and one every year. Can u tell why?

Poor absorption: It is likely that your intestine was not absorbing B12 normally and it is an essential vitamin and it is important to have a blood level above 250. Please do follow your doctor's advice and keep taking the injections. ...Read more

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Should i take folic acid tablets with methylcobalamin injection ?

Should i take folic acid tablets with methylcobalamin injection ?

For what?: Why are you supplementing? Were you told you have a deficiency? Are you pregnant or planning on getting pregnant in the not too distant future? You can get B12 naturally from wild fish like salmon and you can get folate (folic acid) aturally from green vegetables and whole grains. Get your vitamins naturally when ever you can. ...Read more

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Which form of B12 is best: methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin and hydroxycobalamin?

Which form of B12 is best: methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin and hydroxycobalamin?

Cobalamin: Cyano c. is inactive form. Hydroxy c. is natural form. Methyl c. is an active form. Adenosyl c. is also an active form of c. but unlike the others, it is not available by injection. ...Read more

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Which form of B12 is better, methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin or hydroxycobalamin?

Which form of B12 is better, methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin or hydroxycobalamin?

Methylcobalamin: Methylcobalamin is by far the best form of vitamin b12. This is the co-enzymated active form that our bodies use.When we take Cyanocobalamin or hydroxycobalamin our bodies must first convert these into methylcobalamin, so it is better to take the active form and save your body the trouble of making this conversion.See my comment for a link to more info:. ...Read more