I am happy to lend my advice to anyone in need. If you preffer to get into a detailed discussion please feel free to e mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will do my best to respond with a educated and comprehensive analysis.
As far as how much GrapeSeed Extract, that varies depending on severity of disease and oxidative stress/damage. http://www.lef.org
has quite potent and pure extracts.
As far as a strengthening protocol for Parkinsons... I would suggest the following:
1 ). Grapeseed Extract 200mg 2x/day (Penetrates BBB in brain and protects Dopamine Neurons)
2 ). Vitamin C
3 ). R-Dihydro-Lipoic Acid (2-150mg pills 3x/day it works synergetically with Vitamin C, E, Gluthathione and other anti-oxd's by renewing them in the body)
4 ). Blueberry extract (Increases and modulates dopamine release, penetrates into brain through the BBB)
5 ). Fish oil (Helps synthesize new Dopamine receptors-neurons)
6 ). Gluthatione, Cysteine, & C Combo
7 ). Vitamin E
8 ). CoQ10 (400mg 2x/day) (supports Mitochondria energy production and protects from toxicity along with very potent anti oxidant activity)
Everything I mentioned here can be obtainted from Life Extension Foundation, at least its a trusted source for me and many others.
The above is a pretty powerful and effective anti oxidant - damage repair directed toward dopaminergic & antioxidant systems.
You also might want to help increase the low dopamine levels some more after about 2-3 months of the above mentioned protocol.
Dopamine support includes
vitamin B6, zinc, DHEA
Please also visit this page for some great info on treating Parkinsons.
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2004/jun ... ons_02.htm
I have no doubt Vitamin C has helped him this far. But it is not the only supplement capable of doing such miraculous healing, in combination with other proper nutrients directed at the core of his problem the changes can be quite monumental.
Also, please monitor liver enzymes ALT & AST and other blood chemistry with simple CBC test. Also check Iron serum and ferretin (iron stores). High Iron can contribute to oxidative stress as well.
God bless you for your passion in helping him.
In Health and Light,