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Searching today I found some info about various products that can ease neuro issues and was wondering if anyone has tried any of the following?

L-carnitine (I do take this which I contribute to helping my pins and needles feeling)

Alpha Lipoic acid

Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA, also known as Borage oil)

Chromium

this combination taken with magnesium and B complex is supposed to help

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Searching today I found some info about various products that can ease neuro issues and was wondering if anyone has tried any of the following?

L-carnitine (I do take this which I contribute to helping my pins and needles feeling)

Alpha Lipoic acid

Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA, also known as Borage oil)

Chromium

this combination taken with magnesium and B complex is supposed to help

These are all mostly good, though for you (like me with Sals) I'd watch out for the Borage Oil.I take a little plain Cod Liver Oil instead. Not quite the same, but what can you do?? We are all different in our needs, and those with Salicylate Sensitivity have to be careful of their supplement sources.

I also find taking Chlorella (not from Japan or northern Pacific!! these days due to the radiation), Alpha Lipoic Acid, and NAC with a little plain pure non allergenic vitamin C powder and some gluten-free vitamin E is a help.

Meanwhile, have you tried out a No Fenol like product?? I have yet to take the plunge, after having a problem with a BioBalance product called Phenol Relief 1, but think I should try it. The whole idea is quite different since the No Fenol provides much needed sulpher, whereas the BioBalance gives one the offending material, even if in a very small dose. The Phenol Relief 1 is part of an allergy relief system that absolutely did not work for me and instead made me even more sensitive up until I stopped taking it.

Meanwhile are you still doing the epsom salt baths (foot or full body)?

What type of B complex are you using? Again for myself (as mentioned elsewhere) I have to take the co-enzyme B's on an empty stomach in order for them to do me any good, otherwise I don't absorb them well at all.

Again as mentioned elsewhere, minerals minerals minerals!! Very important for your good neuro as well as bone health. Something we with salicylate problems have to work on extra hard due to increased villi scarring. Again as mentioned too, nattokinase.... or some such similar fibronylitic enzyme to counteract the scarring.

Bea

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Bea, thanks for the heads up on the Borage oil. I will let you know how this combo works for me. I have not tried the No Fenol like products. I am taking sulpher in hopes to relieve the buzzing in my ears. It had it stopped for awhile and then came back on my supplements and the buzzing came back. I didn't cut back on the sulpher so I am not sure it was the sulpher that helped the buzzing. I had cut back on my B and my magnesium, bad choice! 10 days later I was a MS mess. Took 3 solid days of supplementing before I was better a week before I was back to where I was before.

I have not had anymore itchy episodes, thank goodness. Did have a strnage outbreak of bumps under the skin on my fingers a while back which I linked to a cajun salt which passed in a few days and have not used the salt since.

I am using WSN Nerve Support B complex, 4 tabs a day as recommended. I had bought some coenzyme B complex as so many here have had good luck but I did not find it worked as well for me as the Nerve Support. This is a product that is used by diabetic and MS patients for relief of their syptoms.

I did increase my probiotic but have not looked into a fibronylitic enzyme. Will check that out. And thanks for letting me know that some sal sensative people tend to struggle a bit more. I knew I was pretty bad and as I read the other posts I think I have realized I was in worse shape than I even realized. There is no no way I would have been able to make it this far without all the supplementing I have done.

I appreciate your help Bea! How are you doing??

Annette

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Searching today I found some info about various products that can ease neuro issues and was wondering if anyone has tried any of the following?

L-carnitine (I do take this which I contribute to helping my pins and needles feeling)

Alpha Lipoic acid

Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA, also known as Borage oil)

Chromium

this combination taken with magnesium and B complex is supposed to help

The adminastrator of this board shared this link which goes inline with the article I was talking about ealier in this post: http://www.celiac.com/articles/22711/1/Conjugated-Linoleic-Acid-Protects-Against-Gliadin-induced-Depletion-of-Intestinal-Defenses/Page1.html

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The adminastrator of this board shared this link which goes inline with the article I was talking about ealier in this post: http://www.celiac.com/articles/22711/1/Conjugated-Linoleic-Acid-Protects-Against-Gliadin-induced-Depletion-of-Intestinal-Defenses/Page1.html

That is an interesting article. Thanks for sharing!

I found an eHow article on food sources for CLA. It seems beef, milk, butter, eggs are all good sources, especially if the animal was grass fed. Here's the article:

http://www.ehow.com/about_6261388_food-sources-conjugated-linoleic-acid.html

Of the plain oils, sunflower and safflower have the most CLA. Pretty interesting, eh, since those with salicylic acid sensitivity have to use these oils to the exclusion of most others.

Bea

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The adminastrator of this board shared this link which goes inline with the article I was talking about ealier in this post: http://www.celiac.com/articles/22711/1/Conjugated-Linoleic-Acid-Protects-Against-Gliadin-induced-Depletion-of-Intestinal-Defenses/Page1.html

That is an interesting article. Thanks for sharing!

I found an eHow article on food sources for CLA. It seems beef, milk, butter, chicken, eggs are all good sources, especially if the animal was grass fed. Here's the article:

http://www.ehow.com/about_6261388_food-sources-conjugated-linoleic-acid.html

Of the plain oils, sunflower and safflower have the most CLA. Pretty interesting, eh, since those with salicylic acid sensitivity have to use these oils to the exclusion of most others.

Bea

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Searching today I found some info about various products that can ease neuro issues and was wondering if anyone has tried any of the following?

L-carnitine (I do take this which I contribute to helping my pins and needles feeling)

Alpha Lipoic acid

Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA, also known as Borage oil)

Chromium

this combination taken with magnesium and B complex is supposed to help

Bea, what do you know about Alpha Lipoic Acid in connection to mercury in the body? I decided to buy a book about nutrients for neuropathy and one of the readers had the following review:

Most nutrients he mentions will help most people with PN. But there is one to beware of. Alpha lipoic acid is actually a great antioxidant and has been shown to be helpful in short term studies for PN pain. The problem is that if you have heavy metal toxicity (mercury) you need to be very very careful. ALA can definitely cross the blood brain barrier, and it can also bind to mercury, i.e., it is a chelator. If there is a lot of mercury in your body, as from mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth that are constantly releasing mercury, ALA can take more of it into your brain, and will likely bring on worsening of symptoms. To prevent this, it needs to be dosed on the chemical half life (which is 3 to 4 hours), and started at low doses. It typically doesn't make you worse until several months of use, (and this is why short term studies don't pick it up)thus it is difficult to make the connection. It happened to me, and it took me a long time to figure things out. For more info read Amalgam Illness by chemist Andrew Cutler PhD, or join the free Yahoo health discussion group frequent-dose-chelation.

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