What Helps Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)

Lou Gehrig’s Disease also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS is a rare neurological disease characterized by a loss of muscle control caused from a gradual deterioration of motor neurons.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E encompasses a group of naturally-occurring fat-soluble compounds, including alpha-tocopherol used by the human body. It is a strong antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Vitamin E is found in plant-based foods including oils (wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, soybean), nuts & seeds (sunflower, almonds, peanuts), vegetables (beet greens, collards, spinach, pumpkin, asparagus) and fruit (mango, avocado).


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods including fish (salmon, trout, sardines) and mushrooms (morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake), but more substantially from sun exposure, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger synthesis. 


Effectiveness
50%


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Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B Complex contains all eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism. Including Vitamins B1, Thiamin;  B2, Riboflavin; B3, Niacin; B5, Pantothenic Acid; B6, Pyridoxine; B7, Biotin; B9, Folic Acid; and B12, Cobalamin the supplement may contain 100% of the recommended daily allowance of every vitamin, however brands vary. Pregnant women, vegetarians, vegans and the elderly may benefit from supplementation.


Effectiveness
75%


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CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant produced naturally by the body, but levels generally decrease with age. CoQ10 is present in many foods including vegetables (spinach, cauliflower, broccoli), fish (trout, mackerel) and organ meat (heart, liver, kidney). It plays an important role in cellular growth and maintenance.


Effectiveness
50%


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Omega-3 Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.


Effectiveness
50%


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Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring photochemical found in grapes, blueberries, cranberries, peanuts, pistachios and red wine. A powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties, Resveratrol is created by plants to fight microbial attackers, mechanical injury, and UV radiation. Studies have linked its anti-aging benefits to improved metabolism, cardioprotection, and cancer prevention.


Effectiveness
25%


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L-Carnitine

L-Carnitine is an amino acid produced by the body that transports fatty acids into the mitochondria for energy production. Carnitine is named from the Latin word carnus or flesh as the compound is primarily sourced from meat – red meat, fish, poultry and dairy being the best sources.


Effectiveness
25%


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Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain’s pineal gland. It works with your body’s circadian rhythm, as well as, regulates body temperature, blood pressure and hormone levels. Production naturally decreases with age. Melatonin is commonly used as a treatment for sleep disorders including jet lag and insomnia.


Effectiveness
25%


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Creatine


Effectiveness
50%


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