Serum levels of coenzyme Q10 in patients with multiple sclerosis. de Bustos F, Jimenez-Jimenez FJ, Molina JA, et al. Acta Neurol Scand 2000;101:209-211.
To elucidate whether serum coenzyme Q10 levels are related with the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) or are a marker for the activity of the disease, we compared serum levels of coenzyme Q10 and the coenzyme Q10/cholesterol ratio, in 31 patients with MS (during exacerbations) and 19 matched controls using a high performance liquid chromatography technique. The mean serum coenzyme Q10 levels and the coenzyme Q10/cholesterol ratio did not differ significantly between the 2 study groups. The values did not correlate with age, age at onset, and duration of the disease. These results suggest that serum coenzyme Q10 concentrations are unrelated with the risk for MS and are not a useful marker of activity of the disease.
Am J Med Sci. 1986 Nov;292(5):289-92.Oral zinc therapy normalizes serum uric acid level in Wilson's disease patients.
Umeki S, Ohga R, Konishi Y, Yasuda T, Morimoto K, Terao A.
The authors investigated changes in the serum uric acid (s-UrA) level seen in a Wilson's disease patient who had to undergo oral zinc therapy because of the occurrence of D-penicillamine-induced acute sensitivity reactions, including neutrophilic agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, and skin eruptions. Although s-UrA levels were low before oral zinc therapy (mean +/- SD, 1.60 +/- 0.20), they increased (mean +/- SD, 2.63 +/- 0.32) to within normal range (2.8-8.0 mg/dl) after therapy. There were no significant changes in the renal tubular reabsorption of UrA during oral zinc therapy. This therapy also produced an improvement of the decreased cholinesterase (ChE) values usually seen in Wilson's disease. These results suggest that oral zinc therapy can normalize UrA metabolism in Wilson's disease by improving liver dysfunction and increasing UrA synthesis
JL, I have to say that zinc is amazing stuff. I had an eye spam for the first time ever, which was going about a week. It was driving me insane! I don't have MS, either, so I am wondering, what the hell is wrong with me....well I read about your link with stress leaching zinc and started taking the zinc I got for my husband....couldn't believe it, 2 or 3 days later it had just stopped...I just noticed it had disappeared.
ww. fantastic. it has to be helping build those 'zinc fingers' on the d3 receptors, seriously.By the way, JL is right about zinc, I added it to the supplements I take and suddenly my Vit D3 levels normalised - it had taken ages to get them up to 150nmol.
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