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