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Raynaud’s Disease Stack

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Fingertips that feel tender or numb after being exposed to chilly temperatures may point to Raynaud's disease. It caused when the smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin become narrow thus, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. Reports have shown that women are more affected whith this condition and appear to be more common in people who live in colder climated. Symptoms of which may include cold fingers or toes, color changes in the skin in response to cold or stress, and numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or stress relief. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

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Abnormalities of magnesium metabolism have been reported in people with Raynaud's disease. Magnesium deficiency results in blood-vessel spasm, which may be helped with supplementation.
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Studies show, people with Raynaud's disease who were given L-carnitine showed less blood-vessel spasm in their fingers in response to cold exposure.
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The herb Ginkgo has been reported to improve the circulation in small blood vessels and reduce pain in people with Raynaud's disease.
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Fatty acids in evening primrose oil (EPO) inhibit the formation of prostaglandins, which promote blood vessel constriction. One study found that supplementing with EPO reduced the number and severity of attacks.
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3 to 4 grams daily of inositol hexaniacinate. A variation on the B vitamin niacin, inositol hexaniacinate has been shown to reduce arterial spasm and improve peripheral circulation.
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4 grams of EPA per day. Supplementing with fish oil may reduce the severity of blood-vessel spasm.

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Other nutrients are needed by the body, along with EPO, to make PGE1. Consequently, some experts suggest that magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, niacin, and vitamin B6 should be taken along with EPO.
  • Horrobin DF. The importance of gamma-linolenic acid and prostaglandin E1 in human nutrition and medicine. J Holistic Med 1981;3:118-39.

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110 Potential Effects from this Stack

Effect OnScaleContributors
Sleep Quality2 Magnesium, Ginkgo biloba
Insulin Sensitivity2 Magnesium, AcetylCarnitine, Fish Oil
Memory2 Ginkgo biloba, Fish Oil
Cognition2 AcetylCarnitine, Ginkgo biloba
Endothelial Function1 Fish Oil
Photoprotection1 Fish Oil
Anaerobic Exercise1 AcetylCarnitine
Attention1 AcetylCarnitine, Ginkgo biloba, Fish Oil
Euphoric1 Ginkgo biloba
Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy1 AcetylCarnitine
Serum Magnesium1 Magnesium
Calmness1 Ginkgo biloba
Ocular Blood Flow1 Ginkgo biloba
Lean Mass1 AcetylCarnitine, Fish Oil
Infant Birth Weight1 Fish Oil
Blood Flow1 Ginkgo biloba, Fish Oil
Cell Adhesion Factors (aka sCAM-11 Fish Oil
Sperm Quality1 AcetylCarnitine
Muscle Carnitine Content1 AcetylCarnitine
Power OutputNeutral AcetylCarnitine
Muscle Soreness (aka Delayed onset muscle sorenessNeutral Fish Oil
Insulin SecretionNeutral Fish Oil
Apolipoprotein BNeutral Fish Oil
Intraocular Pressure (aka IOP)Neutral Ginkgo biloba
Lipid PeroxidationNeutral AcetylCarnitine, Fish Oil
VO2 MaxNeutral AcetylCarnitine, Fish Oil
Total CholesterolNeutral AcetylCarnitine
LeptinNeutral Fish Oil
Stroke Recovery RateNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Working MemoryNeutral Ginkgo biloba
T Cell CountNeutral Fish Oil
TriglyceridesNeutral Magnesium, AcetylCarnitine
HDL-CNeutral Magnesium, AcetylCarnitine
Free TestosteroneNeutral Magnesium, AcetylCarnitine, Fish Oil
Verbal FluencyNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Fecal WeightNeutral Magnesium
LDL-CNeutral AcetylCarnitine
Aerobic ExerciseNeutral AcetylCarnitine
LibidoNeutral Ginkgo biloba
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