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Amino Acids & Fatty Acids Used for Neuopathy and What they Do

Alpha-Lipoic Acid - R-Lipoic acid is not a key ingredient for nerve repair. It helps with circulation. It is an anti-oxidant. It doesn’t repair nerves, but has value in preventing further damage. 

It can be helpful as an anti-oxidant, but not very useful if taken by itself for helping neuropathy. It needs to be used with Aceytl-L-Carnitine. See article ALA & ALCAR

L-Arginine - This is an amino acid. It may be safe when taken in the short term, it can cause a number of side effects including indigestion, nausea, headaches, bloating, diarrhea, gout, blood abnormalities, allergies, airway inflammation, worsening of asthma, and low blood pressure. Higher does of L-arginine can increase stomach acid. It may also worsen heartburn, ulcers or digestive upset caused by medication. 

L-Argine should be avoided by diabetes patients, people who have suffered from heart attack and pregnant or nursing womein. In addition, L-arginne may aggravate symptoms in people with herpes. 

Taking these supplements - Amino Acids & Fatty Acids should be taken on an empty stomach. This will help the body to use them. 

B Vitamins that are essential to nerve health needs to be taken with food - so they are better assimilated by the body. 

Thus, Amino acids and B vitamins need to be taken separately. Don't use a supplement that combines these different types of nutrients. It just doesn't make sense. 

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