CARBIDOPA / VITAMIN B6 FACTS
The most effective prescription medication for Parkinson’s disease is Sinemet®, a combination of L-dopa and carbidopa. Unfortunately, Carbidopa is of no value in treating Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Therefore, Carbidopa is added to L-dopa to control side effects that are not present or a problem in most patients. (see Sinemet prescribing information)
- Carbidopa can deplete vitamin B6
- Vitamin B6 depletion is associated with an increase in the death rate.
- The Parkinson’s disease death rate has increased by 561% since carbidopa sales started.
See this “carbidopa-B6-death” link here and above for details and references.