Neuroaspis PLP10™, a nutritional formula rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids with antioxidant vitamins including gamma-tocopherol in early Parkinson's disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Pantzaris, M.; Loukaides, G.; Paraskevis, D.; Kostaki, E.-G.; Patrikios, I.
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 210: 106954
ISSN/ISBN: 1872-6968 PMID: 34607196 Accession: 072194051
In the present study, we investigated whether Neuroaspis PLP10™, a well-designed intervention, rich in omega-3 (n-3) and omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) with specific antioxidant vitamins, may exert positive action in the improvement of Parkinson's disease symptoms and perhaps delay the progression of the disease when used as an adjuvant to the conventional treatment. Forty patients were randomized 1:1 to receive either 20 ml dose, once daily, of control (pure virgin olive oil) or Neuroaspis PLP 10™, a formula containing a mixture of omega-3 (810 mg Eicosapentaenoic acid and 4140 mg Docosahexaenoic acid) and omega-6 fatty acids (1800 mg gamma-Linolenic acid and 3150 mg Linoleic acid) (1:1 w/w), with 0.6 mg vitamin A, vitamin E (22 mg) plus pure gamma (γ)-tocopherol (760 mg), for a total of 30 months in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Participants completed assessments based on the Hoehn and Yahr Staging Scale of Parkinson's Disease (HY scale) and the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) III. Overall, for this small sample size clinical trial, Neuroaspis PLP10™ supplementation as an adjuvant treatment for 30 months in PD patients significantly delayed disease progression according to UPDRS (p ≤ 0.05) Vs placebo.