Fish oils are known to be an excellent source of essential fatty acids. This is important in terms of peripheral neuropathy because about 80% of myelin is made up of fats. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in particular, is one of the essential fatty acids that line the nervous system and is used for rapid message relay. When looking for these supplements, it is often best to look for ones that are high in DHA.

Evening primose oil is a rich source of gamma- linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is another essential fatty acid that is important to the make-up of myelin. Clinical studies have shown that primose oil supplements may help to improve nerve function and may help reduce some mild- moderate symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Return from Fish Oil and Evening Primose Oil to Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment