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How many mgs of protien Parkinson patient who takes Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) should consume per day?

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Dr. David Keller
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In brief: Eat protein at night

The active ingredient of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is Levodopa, which is absorbed by the same channels in the gut which absorb amino acids from protein in your diet, so Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is poorly absorbed when you have eaten protein.
Try to avoid heavy protein meals during the day, when you need to absorb Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). At night, your Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) absorption is not as critical, so shift protein intake to the night or evening.

In brief: Eat protein at night

The active ingredient of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is Levodopa, which is absorbed by the same channels in the gut which absorb amino acids from protein in your diet, so Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is poorly absorbed when you have eaten protein.
Try to avoid heavy protein meals during the day, when you need to absorb Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). At night, your Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) absorption is not as critical, so shift protein intake to the night or evening.
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