High levels of Parkinson’s drug levodopa found in natural supplements

Levels of levodopa in Mucuna pruriens dietary supplements often exceeded what was on labels

A new research letter published in the journal JAMA Neurology has reported some dietary supplements can contain extraordinarily high levels of a molecule called levodopa, which is often used in drug treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The research found volumes of levodopa in some supplements dramatically vary from nearly nothing to, in some instances, higher levels than commonly prescribed in pharmaceutical formulations.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Tags: Drugs, Parkinson's Disease

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