Example #1: The First Relative Nutritional Deficiency
The following illustrates the effect of vitamin B6 on Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms. Nothing written on this page should be interpreted to mean that vitamin B6 has any effects on Parkinson’s disease.
In 1941, A.B. Baker, MD neurologist University of Minnesota administered vitamin B6 to a group of Parkinson’s disease patients, 40% achieved significant, but not complete, improvement. Vitamin B6 administration did not represent treating and improving Parkinson’s disease symptoms; it represented a vitamin B6 relative nutritional deficiency. ™
The severity of Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms inversely correlates with central nervous system dopamine concentrations. The vitamin B6 enzyme AADC metabolizes L-dopa to dopamine. Vitamin B6 administration caused the portion of L-dopa previously not metabolized to dopamine by AADC to be metabolized leading to improvement of the relative nutritional deficiency.
The proper description of these events was that the patient’s relative nutritional deficiency symptoms improved after addressing a vitamin B6 relative nutritional deficiency. ™
It is better to address the cause than the symptoms. When serotonin, dopamine, or thiols concentrations are a state of not enough (low, inadequate, depleted, deficient, or suboptimal) ™ drugs do nothing to increase synthesis. Learn how giving nutrients can induce depletion (relative nutritional deficiency) of other systems CLICK HERE.