|Frequently Asked Questions|
Q: How soon after starting on DHV® can I expect to see results?
A: In about three weeks.
Q: How often do I take DHV®?
A: If the neuropathy is severe, take 2 to 3 a day. If it is moderate take 2 a day. And if it is only for prevention, take 1 a day.
Q: When starting on DHV® can I stop using other medications I am taking for my condition?
A: You should continue to take any medications that have been prescribed by your physician.
Q: Is DHV® safe?
A: Because DHV® is made with all-natural ingredients and no harmful steroids, fillers, or chemicals; it is absolutely safe to take on a regular basis.
Q: How long does one bottle of DHV® last?
A: If you take 3 a day, 30 days. If you take 2 a day, 45 days. And if you take 1 per day, 90 days.
Q: Can I use DHV® when I am pregnant or breast-feeding?
A: DHV® has not been studied in pregnant or breast-feeding patients therefore it is not recommended for pregnant or breast-feeding patients. The same is applicable to children.
Q: Is DHV® FDA approved?
A: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve or disapprove of any kind of dietary supplements such as DHV®, since it is not within their responsibility. The FDA only approves or disapproves of pharmaceutical drugs, which DHV® is not.
Q: Can I take DHV® on an empty stomach?
A: Yes, you can take DHV® with an empty stomach.
Q: How does DHV® differ from traditional medications?
A: There is no medication itself for neuropathy. In many cases, when there is painful neuropathy, an anticonvulsive medication could be prescribed. Another treatment could consider the use of tricyclic antidepressant medication and SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). DHV® provides natural essential fatty acid that is going to refurnish the sphingomyelin that is lost in diabetic patients secondary to many reasons.
Q: How does DHV® work?
A: DHV® is a combination of an essential fatty acid that is reduced in the nerves of diabetic patients and a potent lipohilic free radical scavenger.
Alpha Lipoic acid is a scavenger of free radicals. Excess of superoxide anion cause direct damage in the nerve due to the inhibitory effects of oxide synthase.
Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor of PGE1 which maintains healthy blood flow in the small neural blood vessels and also it form a key structural component of the axonal membrane and the myelin.
In sum, it improves the circulation of the nerves and the structural damage that causes the excess of glucose.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: In a few patients dyspepsia can occur, which is an abdominal discomfort. If this should occur please stop the medication for 2 weeks. Upon restarting the medication, take only one pill a day for 2 weeks then after 2 weeks if symptoms do not recur, increase the medication to your previous dose. If symptoms continue despite stopping the medication, please consult you physician.
Q: How can proper nutrition help my diabetic neuropathy?
A: Even though potato contains Alpha Lipoic acid, it is impossible to obtain the necessary amount of Alpha Lipoic acid and Gamma Linolenic acid necessary to accomplish the healing purposes by natural food intake. Generally speaking, the nutrition for a diabetic patient varies according to the Body Mass Index, it is essential that every diabetic patient is being seen by a nutritionist.
Q: Can DHV® affect my diabetic medication?
A: Only if you take insulin or oral medication and your glucose is tight, your medication needs to be decreased however, if your glucose is high you don’t need to make any changes. If you notice that your sugar is getting low you must contact your physician for further management.
Q: What may be the reasons if DHV® doesn't work for me?
A: Symptoms that are similar to neuropathy symptoms may be of neurological damage that includes but is not limited to hernia disc and spinal stenosis and DHV® has not effect on those cases. If symptoms continue consult your physician.