Gastrodin?

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Gastrodin?

Postby tzootsi » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:31 pm

Anyone ever try this Chinese herb? It apparently is a neuro protectant with possible neuro regenerative properties.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0021891
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Re: Gastrodin?

Postby PointsNorth » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:25 pm

It looks like a very expensive supplement!

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Re: Gastrodin?

Postby questor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:24 am

Gastrodin is a component of Life Extension's "Brain Shield" formulation:

http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements ... hield.html

I've been using this a few weeks now. The product I take has 300mg of Gastrodin in each capsule.
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Re: Gastrodin?

Postby PointsNorth » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:18 pm

questor wrote:Gastrodin is a component of Life Extension's "Brain Shield" formulation:

http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements ... hield.html

I've been using this a few months now. The product I take has 300mg of Gastrodin in each capsule.


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Re: Gastrodin?

Postby questor » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:58 am

PointsNorth wrote:But are you feelin' any love?

I take several over-the-counter supplements (like vinpocetine, phophatidyl_serine_matrix, gastrodin) for their benefit based on science and medical advice, but would be hard pressed to identify any specific benefit based on how I feel. At least I feel no worse.

In fact, the only things I take that I can definitely feel a positive benefit from are the prescription meds ampyra, trospium chloride (generic of sanctura), and verapamil (migraine prevention).
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Re: Gastrodin?

Postby questor » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:25 pm

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Re: Gastrodin?

Postby CureOrBust » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:32 pm

This is a full article, which includes dosages used in mouse models of PD.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3603713/

It is interesting that it is confirmed it does cross the BBB. I am not sure of the correct way to upgrade mouse dosages to human, but the 30mg/kg in simple scaling would put it at around 4-5 Grams (ie 16x300mg tablets) for a 75 Kg human. Note, there was also no mention or tests of what this level of dosing would induce regarding toxicity / side effects.
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