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Unread 11-20-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default Mucuna Puriens schedule

Do most people take them, with meds, with food, empty stomach etc. thanks
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Unread 11-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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Do most people take them, with meds, with food, empty stomach etc. thanks
As with everything, it's individual....for us, the great thing about mucuna is you can take it with food and still get the benefit. Can't eat a crumb if we want sinemet to work.

The other good thing: it brings you on consistently, which sinemet does not do for us. And it brings you on faster, again, an advantage over sinemet. The bad: it drops you very fast, and unpredictably too.

You really have to try things for yourself to see how they work with your body chemistry, stress level, etc. We find one teaspoon is enough, although I understand that 2 teaspoons are the equivalent of a 25/100 sinemet. I think, for us, the active ingredient(s) in sinemet are more bioavailable so we get more bang for the buck, as they say.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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Default Hinz protocol

I take the Hinz protocol which includes Mucuna. I take 7 tsps. per day of a 40% strength in divided doses. That is 6120 mg of levodopa. I take it with or without food. For example, I throw it in a blender in the morning with a lot of other things. I didn't have results til I reached this high dose. An advantage of this protocol is that you can take as much as needed to do the job.

I don't have sudden ons or offs. I am consistently on. Dr. Hinz, who is monitoring over 600 of us at the moment, says it is because I take the right amount of l-tyrosine, in my case 15,000 mg per day. I also take 5-HTP to get the right amount of serotonin which is depleted by dopamine (and vice versa). Serotonin depletion is responsible for the problems associated with levodopa therapy, especially at high doses. No side effects, no dyskinesias, and he says no progression, either. I don't know if that's true, though, at least not yet. L-Cysteine is also taken for this.

These amounts and ratios are derived from regular urine tests that gauge the function of the OCT gates in the kidneys that mirror the brain. It can take a few months to get the right doses and ratios. You can find out more about it at http://www.neurosciencemyths.com/.

I have never taken Sinemet or dopamine agonists so I can't compare but for me this protocol has made me near normal.
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