Peripheral neuropathy affects almost 50% of people who suffer from type 2 diabetes. In fact, diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common type of neuropathy, or nerve dysfunction.
DPN can cause tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet and legs. And the prevalence usually increases with age, as well as how long someone has had diabetes.
There are natural supplements that may help support those with DPN. If you are diabetic and DPN is a concern, talk to your healthcare practitioner about these natural alternatives.
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA): 600mg taken daily has been shown in studies to improve symptoms of DPN. Continue reading “Support Peripheral Neuropathy Naturally”
Bluebonnet Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) 200mg is a kosher product that provides excellent antioxidant support. Simply put, ALA antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals, thereby reducing damage to tissues all over the body, including those in the eyes, liver, vessels and nerves. Alpha lipoic acid aids in recycling the antioxidant vitamins C and E. There is also evidence that it is involved in glutathione production in the liver and aids in the detoxification of the body. Dietary sources rich in alpha lipoic acid include flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, canola oil, soybeans and soybean oil, and pumpkin seeds.
A few conditions that may benefit from supplemental alpha lipoic acid include cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic neuropathy and glaucoma. Talk to one of Village Green’s nutritional experts to see if alpha lipoic acid is right for you.