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Information on Raynaud's Phenomenon


Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Raynaud's Phenomenon


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Raynaud's Phenomenon affects the circulation mainly in the hands and feet. Blood vessels may shrink when hands are exposed to the cold and spasms may occur. At times, fingers and toes may turn white and blue from a lack of oxygen.

Notes


  • Nifedipine is a calcium blocker is used to treat Reynaud's disease.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.


Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Very High
Comments: Enhances flow of oxygen to the body.

Vitamin E
Importance: Very High
Comments: Enhances circulation. Prevents clotting of blood. Gets rid of clots in the lungs, heart, and legs. Emulsion form is recommended when using in high doses.

Calcium
Importance: High
Comments: Controls blood pressure. Guards arteries from stress.

Magnesium
Importance: High
Comments: Controls blood pressure. Guards arteries from stress.

Zinc
Importance: High
Comments: Controls blood pressure. Guards arteries from stress.

Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases levels of blood lipids.

Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases levels of blood lipids.

Chlorophyll
Importance: High
Comments: Combats infection. Improves flow of blood.

Choline and Inositol
Importance: High
Comments: Reduces cholesterol levels. Enhances circulation.

Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances flow of oxygen to tissues.

Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Helps metabolize fat and cholesterol. High-potency formula is recommended.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Helps metabolize fat and cholesterol. High-potency formula is recommended.

Folic acid
Importance: High
Comments: Helps metabolize fat and cholesterol.

Vitamin B3 (niacin)
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances circulation by expanding arteries.

Bee propolis or Royal jelly
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Makes cardiovascular system stronger. Antibiotic.

Flaxseed oil
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides essential fatty acids. Enhances circulation. Protects against hardening of the arteries.

Primrose oil
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides essential fatty acids. Enhances circulation. Protects against hardening of the arteries.

Salmon oil
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides essential fatty acids. Enhances circulation. Protects against hardening of the arteries.


Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.


Black Cohosh
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps with circulation and to decrease cholesterol levels.
Cautions: If you are pregnant do not use this product.

Butcher's Broom, Cayenne (capsicum), Ginkgo Biloba, and Pau d'arco
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps with circulation and makes blood vessels stronger.
Dosage: Use individually or together.

Hyssop
Type: Internal
Purposes: Aids in issues affecting circulation.

Advice


  • Diet should have 50% raw foods.
  • Do not take migraine medicine and birth control pills that will constrict the blood vessels.
  • Hands and feet must be kept warm all year round.
  • Omit smoking.
  • Reduce Stress
  • Stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, and caffeine.