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Antioxidants To Help Neuropathy

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Vitamins and Minerals

Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? What Are Antioxidants? How Much Do I Need? Which Nutrients Are Important? What About Other Supplements? Can Nutrients Be Harmful? For More Information Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? Vitamins and minerals are sometimes called micronutrients. Our bodies need them, in small amounts, to support the chemical reactions our cells need to live. We get them from food or supplements because...
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different antioxidants

whats the differance betweenatetly l-carntinine and regular l-carntinine reg l-carntinine is part of my vitamin regimin and and i have heard alc might be a better choice...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
L-Carnitine (LC) is used by the body as a shuttle to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, where they are burned for energy. During this process it is converted to Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC). Much of the ALC we take is converted in the body to... Read more »


what is antioxidants which can help in early stages of HIV, can you please give some examples of antioxidants?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Antioxidants in common use include riboflavin, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and carnitine. Many products are available with combinations of these antioxidants and others.Alvan Fisher, M.D.... Read more »

early treatment/ antioxidants and herbs

May taking of antioxidants and/or immuno-stimulating herbs be helpful in early stages of the HIV infection? Thank you very much....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Tough question, because there is little information about this topic. One answer: there isn't any convincing evidence that I've heard or seen that antioxidants/herbs have any significant impact on the progression of HIV. We certainly... Read more »


I have heard that taking Calcium, Vitamin C, NAC, and Vitamin E can supress the HIV Virus. I am taking those mentioned. Is there anything ELSE i can take to help my immune system? Are there other anti-oxidants known that can help retard the Virus so...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Low doses of carotinoids or vitamin A have been shown to help the immune system in HIV as well.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.

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Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »

Neuropathy. Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 3 months. But soon after that I started feeling severe pain on my legs and feet. No I dont feel anything, but is like one day in dont feel nothing the next 2 or 3 days i feel terrible pain. Can it be hiv related neuropathy? Why... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »