1-Carboxy and GABA
- 08-06-2009, 09:22 PM
- 08-07-2009, 08:38 AM
i was actually wondering the same myself
Just got off of and was considering dosing GABA pre-bed during my off time. Switching back and forth. But if its beneficial to take both why stop dosing GABA while on Powerfull.
- 08-07-2009, 09:24 AM
08-07-2009, 09:26 AM
08-07-2009, 09:31 AM
08-07-2009, 09:54 AM
08-07-2009, 10:02 AM
L-Dopa doesnt cause parkinsons...it is used in the treatment of PD patients b/c when injected directly into the Nucleus Accumbens it willmotor activity.
The current theories on the causes of parkinsons are either toxins, genetics, or repeated head trauma leading in the death of dopaminergic cells in the pars compactia region of the Nucleus Accumbens. The only way for for the above supplements to cause Parkinson's is if the increase in L-Dopa caused by 1-carboxy leads to cell death. To my knowledge there is no evidence suggesting this is possible.
If anything research suggest this has neuro-protective qualities.
08-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Same with Ecstasy, but different hormone. The flood of serotonin causes damage to receptors which can lead to schizophrenia and depression... but funny thing is, X is being researched to treat... get this... schizophrenia and depression (Along with PTSD.)
The Historic PES Legend
08-07-2009, 10:38 AM
08-07-2009, 11:27 AM
Well when you get off of work i would love to read those studies.
While i was in school( oh three months ago) the most that i learned about flooding of L-Dopa may be a downregulation of the receptors, not cell death.
Think of it like this, drug chemistry doesnt destroy cells right off the bat..it downregulates the receptors which leads to tolerance. A flood of NT would only theoretically downregulate the receptors, not kill the cell. L-Dopa to my knowledge isnt membrane permeable so it couldnt destroy the cell.
The Dopamine isnt a hormone nor is L-Dopa, its a protein basaed messenger along with serotonin. Also Dopamine is used all over the brain so there is no reason why it would flood a specific area unless it was directly shot into that area.
Also shizophrenia i believe is also caused by defects within glutamte receptors, not dopamine.
Muscular disconnection...elaborate on that one
08-07-2009, 01:50 PM
In parkinsons, with the loss of these neurons, the thalamus exhibits hyperexcitability on the cerebral cortex, and then on to the alpha motor neurons in the spinal cord. The brain stem neurons exhibit hyperexcitability onto alpha motor neurons in the spinal cord directly, which stimulate skeletal muscle contractions. Hyperexcitability of skeletal muscle contraction is why people with Parkinsons "shake".
So there is actually 2 pathways that Parkinsons is caused due to low dopamine. With the hyperexcitability, glutamate (excitatory), is overexpressed, which leads to neuronal death and causing the dementia symptoms seen in late Parkinson's.
Shizopherania is the OPPOSITE of all of this.
08-07-2009, 01:53 PM
08-07-2009, 05:12 PM
Thanks...it looks like I'll be alternating between them then. Although after reading some of the responses, I'm not sure about taking them.
08-08-2009, 02:11 AM
The only thing i would add is that Huntington's Disease is actually a genetic-linked (hereditary) disease process that progressively causes degeneration of neurons. There is currently no effective treatment modality for it once it's been diagnosed.
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
08-08-2009, 02:42 AM
to bad powerfull is not L-Dopa but PureDOPA an extract of Mucuna Pruriens wich induces an increase in endogenous (natural) LevaDopa production that vastly outperforms synthetic LevaDopa
dose synthetic LevaDopa have more sides?
08-08-2009, 02:50 AM
08-08-2009, 05:52 AM
The major critique here is how bad L-Dopa is when supplemented in diet...we are doing this as i have stated previously. We are optimizing our natural output which like GABA research has suggested...is very good for you. If anyone has a study showing me how mucuna pruriens or 1-carboxy is bad for you then id love to see it. Ive already read studies abotu the inject of L-Dopa into the substantia nigra while i was taking out my B.S. in neuroscience. I cant argue with you there it would be stupid to take in dietary L-Dopa
08-08-2009, 11:29 AM
So getting back to my original question....
What would be better cycling them? Or taking them both?
I am starting to see a lot of research sayign GABA is amazing for you so taking it as a staple seems wise. 1-carboxy (powerfull) worked super well for me during a strength cycle.
Has anyone stacked both?
08-08-2009, 11:47 AM
The Historic PES Legend
08-08-2009, 11:48 AM
08-08-2009, 12:14 PM
"Herbal supplements containing standardized dosages of L-DOPA are available without a prescription. These supplements have recently increased in both availability and popularity in the United States (U.S.) and on the internet. The most common plant source of L-DOPA marketed in this manner is Mucuna pruriens (Velvet Bean)."
08-08-2009, 12:16 PM
08-08-2009, 12:19 PM
08-08-2009, 12:26 PM
"The basal ganglia play a central role in a number of neurological conditions, including several movement disorders. The most notable are Parkinson's disease, which involves degeneration of the dopamine cells in the substantia nigra"
"The main components of the basal ganglia are the striatum, pallidum, substantia nigra, and subthalamic nucleus."
You corrected me by telling me I was right...lol.
As to your statement, you are supplementing L-Dopa. It is the same L-Dopa as LevoDopa contains. Niether are natural. The only natural L-Dopa you could get is if you could find some L-Dopa produced by your body, get it out, and re-inject it. And even if you did this, your body would still downregulate natural production in response to the high amount. Homeostasis will always fight back.
Your claim basically says if we found a plant that was 99% testosterone, we could inject it and it would increase our testosterone levels without decreasing our natural production. This is asinine to think.
In fact, you are actually better off using Levodopa, because you are getting 100% the same L-Dopa you are getting from M. Purines. With MP, you're getting 50% or whatever, plus a bunch of other crap.
08-08-2009, 12:37 PM
08-08-2009, 12:39 PM
... well, this is bad news for me. I bought a bunch of 100g tubs of USPowders 1-carboxy because of the supposed GH release benefits and sleep aid - I should have done more research because I definitely don't want Parkinsons
08-08-2009, 02:00 PM
08-08-2009, 02:13 PM
Another note, if USP is lying, what happens if someone decides to find out and test it. If this stands true, they can get sued. I do not think they will lie, since Mulletsoldier knows his law, there is a difference between puffery and not an INGREDIENT as labeled. This is why BSN got sued.
doing my own thang!
08-09-2009, 01:22 PM
08-09-2009, 01:53 PM
Quite an interesting thread.
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08-09-2009, 02:34 PM
Sorry for hijacking the thread, the original question by Rozman was "Would there be any advantages / disadvantages to taking 1-Carboxy and GABA together? "
I think I'll keep readng replies to this thread, do more research, then determine if I want to use it again... I'm probably being paranoid
08-09-2009, 04:20 PM
08-10-2009, 07:37 AM
HAHA!!! I love this thread...alright natty first off dont worry a botu bashing me, if im wrong on something because i didnt check twice then correct me no big. And on that not everyone here know a B.S. is a beginners degree or a Bull Sh*t degree. nce i get an D.O., M.D., or PhD then ill be talking some serious literature till then im only saying what i have been taught int he past without a that ridiculous comprhension or understanding that they have
Back to the the burning question..will 1-carboxy give your *ss Parkinsons?
First off i stand by what i said about the substantia nigra. Let me explain why, the basal ganglia is made up of the thalamus, putamen, globus pallidus, hypothalamus and the subthalamic nuclei. To say parkinsons is caused here is way to broad an answer. Parkinson's originates specifically within the substantia nigra and inhibits signaling to the corps striatum(otherwise known as the basal ganglia). The thalamus and other areas are affects by a chain reactions of events. But the CAUSE of parkinsons is cell death within this specific area of the brain. Example: you take out two dominoes in a dominoes sequence and everything after those dominoes arent hit when u start the chain.
At this point if we keep on arguing these semantics it can take 100 posts b/c i believe you very much know what ur talking about we just differ in a matter of wording. The way i will describe how PD occurs sounds different from yours but in essence is the same.
Now if you increase total dopamine or L-Dopa in the brain...what makes you think it will concentrate itself to the substantia nigra? In the sleep inducing circuit Dopamine is used as a NT in the periaquiductal grey which helps induce sleep...same as GABA in the VLPO. If you increase total dopamine which is what these products says...no one area will be sufficiently stressed to induce PD. Rather what you will get is an overall functioning of the brain.
Now if you take this stuff chronically for 10 years increased the dosage everytime you get tolerant...oh hell yeah PD is the least of your worries. But if you cycle this product responsibly the body shouldnt react negatively to it. Toxin, genetic predisposition, and repeated head trauma are the big causes of PD and 1-carboxy supplementation within moderation i dont believe falls into any of these.
Maybe strategic or mullet should put there 2 cents...if anyone knows if their product may cause PD it would be them
08-10-2009, 11:39 AM
08-10-2009, 11:42 AM
08-10-2009, 11:44 AM
The studies i read is where they administered L-Dopa directed to the substantia nigra.
Also the side effects of L-Dopa supps is when administered in pill form, but this doesnt cause parkinsons seeing as the patient already had PD. If anything these studies showed that L-Dopa administration slowed down the progression of the disease.
I dont think i read any studies on the effects of L-Dopa on a healthy individual.
08-10-2009, 11:50 AM
Therefore my point is it's not a good idea to lower your tolerance to a drug that could help you down the road for a disease that occurs in 1.5 million Americans. There is no studies showing that this tolerance ever goes away, or how fast it will. This is all just assumption.
What gets me even more is that people use this stuff to sleep. When I need to sleep I just take 5mg melatonin or a benadryl. It's like 3 cents per pill.
You said you couldn't find any studies on L-Dopa in healthy individuals. So why are people taking this then? There isn't even any reference on it's effects on healthy people.
08-10-2009, 11:55 AM
And before people get their panties in a bunch everything I have said is about L-Dopa in general. Not any company or supplement in particular. Many companies sell L-Dopa/M. Purines.
08-10-2009, 11:56 AM
This has been a great thread. Very informative and an eye opener for sure. I recently tried some samples of powerful and my experience was after only 2 capsules before bed I would walk around like a zombie for 2 days afterwards. Why havent any company reps chimed in on this one? Hmmm.
08-10-2009, 12:07 PM
I've been trying to look all over for a scholarly article that implies that L-Dopa will induce parkinsons disease, obviously my "search foo" still needs to be developed but if u can supply this research that would be greatly appreciated.
My grandfather had Parkinsons before he passed away so this is a very relevant topic for me. IF there are supps out there that will increase my risk my chances if getting the disease then i need not take them.
And especially since i have a great affinity to Powerfull from USP labs which contains 1-carboxy...well ur in essence telling me to take out one of my fave supps
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