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Neuropathy | Last Active: Jun 17, 2023 | Replies (154)

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@jesfactsmon Hi Hank, thank you for the advice. I am grateful for being able to take the ALA for now. Perhaps later on an empty stomach. Before my AVM I had graduated to taking the highest dose available for cayenne pepper capsules. No upset stomach when taken as directed with food. My husband tried but couldn’t tolerate it. So I became determined in finding a way to take the ALA. With the ALC I plan on a total daily dosage of 1000mg. Thanks for the dosage information you and your wife take for the ALA and ALC. It is very helpful. I will figure what will be easier on my stomach. Did you and Linda see a significant difference with the neuropathy pain?

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I don't think she could know whether it helped or not. I got her and myself (in late 2018) on to so many things at once for boosting the mitochondria. Altogether she takes at least 28 different supplements a day and they change periodically. The mitochondria supplements included ALC, L Carnosine, PQQ, Mito-Q, Niagen and NAC. Actually she was already taking Niagen, but the others were new. We have since quit the PQQ as neither of us noticed much effect from it. The one she got the biggest energy boost from I think was Mito-Q. But as far as pain reduction, hard to say. One supplement she did find helped her neuropathy was Agmatine which I found out about online as a possible benefit for PN. She swore by that for a while, but at some point she started getting a case of hives and suspected the Agmatine due to when she took it and when the reaction occurred. By a total fluke I found some very obscure (not widely discussed) info about Agmatine in one paper that said it can cause a histamine reaction so she dropped it from her regimen. But you might look into it, she really loved it for a while. She also takes benfotiamine for PN but has been unable to say whether she notices any benefit.