is a lot of talk about with Amino acids stating that,
in as much as L-dopa is an amino acid, it will have to compete
with any other amino acid present in the food that you eat,
at or near the same time that you are taking your Sinemet
Cr ( L-dopa). This would result in your medication being diminished,
or being slow in acting.
is recommended that L-dopa Sinemet Cr be taken at least 30
minutes prior to eating a "heavy protein meal".
* Sinemet CR is the only medication that I know of to be so
some people have the idea that protein is to be limited
because of this. As far as I can find out, the only
limitation involved is timing! I am able to eat all the protein
foods I need or want, as long as I allow the recommended 30
only other precaution that I take, as in the case of meat,
which I make sure I cut up real small, and chew well. People
with Parkinsons are apt to have "Delayed
chewed meat will move faster and easier thereby avoiding a
lot of gas due to putrefaction.
addition, digestive enzymes from saliva, as well as those
in the stomach, along with stomach acid will process the food
As people grow older, the production of digestive enzymes
and stomach acid is often reduced, which has happened in my
case. So I take Mega-Zymes and Betaine (HCL), as I need them.