NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE FOR DAMAGED NERVES & NEUROPATHIC PAIN

Peripheral Neuropathy is a term used to describe nerve damage of the peripheral nervous system. A large number of disorders, genetics, and environmental factors may lead to such damage. The most common causes for Peripheral Neuropathy are uncontrolled diabetes, hypothyroidism, coeliac disease, HIV, inherited disorders, such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and exposure to toxins.  

Complementary therapies aim to prevent nerve damage and promote neurogeneration. Some of the nutritional supplements, proven effective by evidence, are listed below:

  • Alpha-lipoic acid (Thiotic acid) is a powerful antioxidant with a variety of beneficial effects on the body. A 2006 study of the effects of Alpha-lipoic acid in diabetic neuropathy confirmed significant improvement in symptoms such as stabbing and burning pain after five weeks of treatment with 600mg daily dose. Click here to view our price for alpha-lipoic acid.
  • Vitamin E is also an atioxidant. A number of studies have shown positive results in neuropathic pain due to chemotherapy, as well as diabethic neuropathy. The daily dose used was between 300 and 900mg of Vitamin E. Click here to view Newtons' Vitamin E range.
  • Acetyl L-carnitine (ALC) is an amino acid responsible  for fatty acid transport into the nerve cells, thus promoting nerve growth and regeneration and pain relief. A clinical trial in 2007 have demonstrated that 1000mg of ALC, taken twice daily for 42 days, bring imrovement and relief in Diabethic Neuropathy. Click here to view our Acetyl L- carnitine price.
  • Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is an omega-6 essential fatty acid,and essential component of myelin. Evening Primrose Oil is one of the richest natural sources of Gamma-linolenic acid. Click here to view our price.

There are also a number of medicinal herbs known for bringing pain relief in neuropathic pain. Newton Pharmacy can supply all listed below herbs and others with similar effect. Best results are usually obtained from tthe sinergistic effects of multiple herbal extracts in a blend formulation, rather than a single extract remedy or a cup of tea.

  • Capsicum, as 0.025 - 0.075% Capsaicin in topical applications.
  • Hypericum, or St John's wort, in both topical application, and in extract form to take internally.
  • Jamaica dogwood and Cowslip extract for pain relief
  • California poppy for acute, nerve generated pain

Our compounding pharmacists or herbalists can prepare custom-made herbal blends to address not only the symptoms, but the cause of the nerves damage and bring overall benefits to the health of each client, recommending an individualized programme integrating diet, lifestyle, nutritional, herbal and homoeopathic medicine. Contact us to place an order, obtain information, or book for professional consultation.

 

 

 
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