Comphensive Guide to Accessory Nutrients and Essential Oils by Dr. James Meschino - HTML preview

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1. Diabetic Neuropathy

Supplementation with Gamma-Linolenic acid-containing oil has been shown to help repair diabetic neuropathy and

prevent nerve damage in diabetics as evidenced by placebo-controlled studies.

Objective parameters, including nerve conduction studies, sensation and reflex testing were used to verify the

neurological improvement. Diabetics have a decreased ability to convert LA to GLA, which is important for nerve

cell membrane structure and impulse conduction. Supplementation of oils yielding as little as 240 to 480 mg of

GLA have shown proven benefit in the prevention and treatment of diabetic neuropathy.17