Neuro-Fast is a synergistic combination of selected herbs clinically proven to prevent and reverse the symptoms of neuropathy. The selected ingredients in each capsule work together to offer relief from the burning, tingling sensation associated with neuropathy.
Neuro-Fast Capsules contain the following:
Alpha Lipoic Acid.
In several studies, alpha-lipoic acid appears to help lower blood sugar levels. Its ability to kill free radicals may help people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who have pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness in arms and legs from nerve damage.
Alpha-lipoic acid has been used for years to treat peripheral neuropathy in Germany. Taking alpha-lipoic acid may help another diabetes-related condition called autonomic neuropathy, which affects the nerves to internal organs. One study found that 73 people with cardiac autonomic neuropathy, which affects the heart, showed fewer signs of the condition when taking alpha-lipoic acid orally compared to placebo.
ALA is a very important micro-nutrient with diverse pharmacologic and antioxidant properties. Pharmacologically, ALA improves glycemic control and polyneuropathies associated with diabetes mellitus; it also effectively mitigates toxicities associated with heavy metal poisoning. As an antioxidant, ALA directly terminates free radicals, chelates transition metal ions, increases cytosolic glutathione and vitamin C levels. Particular attention is paid to the potential benefits of ALA with respect to glycemic control, improved insulin sensitivity, oxidative stress, and neuropathy in diabetic patients. It appears that the major benefit of LA supplementation is in patients with diabetic neuropathy. (Laboratory of Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA.)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance that’s found naturally in the body and helps convert food into energy. CoQ10 is found in almost every cell in the body, and it is a powerful antioxidant.
Antioxidants fight damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants, such as CoQ10, can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
Some researchers believe that CoQ10 may help with heart-related conditions, because it can improve energy production in cells, prevent blood clot formation, and act as an antioxidant.
CoQ10 benefits peripheral nerves as well. People with diabetes often succumb to painful diabetic neuropathy and decreased ability to sense pressure, which can lead to disastrous injuries. Studies of diabetic patients with neuropathy show that CoQ10 improved nerve conduction velocity and strength of nerve impulses.
The study concluded that, “CoQ10 administration may represent a low-risk, high-reward strategy for preventing or treating diabetic neuropathy.”
Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is potentially effective at preventing peripheral neuropathy as well as lessening neuropathic symptoms once they have developed. Clinical trials consistently demonstrate the neuroprotective and antinociceptive effects of ALC. In addition, ALC is well tolerated without significant risk of side effects or drug-nutrient interactions.
Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative that has both neuroprotective and antinociceptive effects. The mechanisms of action of ALC are not clear and are likely to be multifactorial, with effects on circulating neurotrophins, mitochondrial function (including anti-apoptotic effects), and synaptic transmission influencing both nerve structure/ function and patient perception of neuropathic symptoms. Clinical trials of several prominent causes of peripheral neuropathy suggest that ALC is effective for relief in a majority of patients. Electrophysiological testing and skin biopsies substantiate the regenerative capacity of ALC on nerve innervation. Some studies suggest that the regenerative capacity of ALC continues for up to 24 months after beginning therapy. Tolerance to ALC appears to be excellent with mild, infrequent side effects, including insomnia and gastric irritation. Given the level of evidence of ALC’s therapeutic effects on various types of PN combined with its lack of toxicity, ALC has the potential to dramatically affect the quality of life of patients with PN.
Resveratrol is a unique phytonutrient that is found in grapes, cranberries, blueberries, peanuts, and a wide range of other non-food plants including flowers and trees. Resveratrol clearly functions in the body as an antioxidant nutrient, and it also may have an important role to play as a phytoestrogen. Studies have shown that Resveratrol promotes an increase in mitochondrial function, which translates into an increase in energy expenditure, improved aerobic capacity, and enhanced sensorimotor function.
Resveratrol’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to help relieve the pain associated with neuropathy, and may even be able to reverse some of the nerve damage.
AMLA – Indian Gooseberry
An excellent source of vitamin C, amla fruit is the edible produce of the Indian gooseberry, or amalaki tree. The berries resemble lemon-sized, light green striped watermelons and contain many beneficial medical properties.
This fruit is also considered to be high in antioxidants. Containing 30 times the amount of vitamin C of an orange, it also contains the antioxidant quercetin, a flavinol found in onions and apples. It also contains a polyphenol antioxidant called gallic acid. This combination may make the fruit a worthy one to study in combating disease, and some research has indicated that the extract may help ward off or treat conditions such as hay fever, arthritis, stress, cataracts, and cancer.
The major findings of various studies proved that Emblica officinalis extract not only attenuated the diabetic condition but also reversed neuropathic pain through modulation of oxidative-nitrosative stress.
On top of its cancer and Alzheimer’s fighting properties, this compound is a potent pain reliever. It could even keep nerve pain from striking. Researchers have figured out one way it works to decrease nerve pain. It acts on certain markers of inflammation. Reducing these markers reduces pain.
Curcumin is a superstar when it comes to fighting inflammation. Thousands of studies have shown that it can lower inflammation in more than 97 mechanisms in the body.
This most recent study echoes the results of several others. One showed a decrease in inflammation markers and pain in four weeks. The researchers said that the supplement can be used as a treatment for diabetic neuropathy.
Another study showed that it helps improve the blood-sugar-lowering effect of insulin. This can protect against onset of nerve pain. Why? One of the risk factors is poor blood sugar control.
In one study, the supplement improved the function of the lining of the blood vessels. It also reduced markers of oxidative stress and inflammation. Its effects were comparable to those of a common drug used for neuropathy. But unlike most drugs, there aren’t any serious dangers. In human studies, side effects have mostly related to stomach upset.