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    Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins:
    Alternatives to help Parkinsonís Disease

    There are no interventions that we know for sure slow down the progression of PD, but recent research suggests that one potential means to this might be found in modifying nerve cell metabolism.
    Most cells in our body contain "energy generators" called mitochondria; their function is vital, and the brain in particular uses high amounts of energy.
    Researchers think that deficiencies in the functioning of mitochondria may play a role in PD, raising the question as to whether changing the energy balance in nerve cells could be protective. One compound that has attracted a lot of attention lately in this connection is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a common nutritional supplement. CoQ10 plays an important role in the mitochondria and is also a potent antioxidant.

    Based on strong evidence linking oxidative damage of nerve cells to PD, there has been much hope that antioxidants could play a role in slowing the progression of the disease.(As mentioned above, CoQ10 has powerful antioxidant properties.)
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