February 8, 2016

Lorenzo's Oil

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What other names is Lorenzo's Oil known by?

13-Docosenoic Acid, cis-9-Octadecenoic Acid, Aceite de Lorenzo, Acide Érucique, Acide Oléique, Erucic Acid, Glycerol Trierucate Oil, Glycerol Trioleate Oil, Huile de Lorenzo, Huile de Trioléate de Glycérol, Oleic Acid.

What is Lorenzo's Oil?

Lorenzo's oil is a combination of two chemicals called erucic acid and oleic acid. People use Lorenzo's oil as a medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Adrenoleukodystrophy. Lorenzo's oil might help prevent neurological problems in children who have adrenoleukodystrophy, but don't yet have any symptoms. Lorenzo's oil problem does not help children who already have symptoms of adrenoleukodystrophy.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Adrenomyeloneuropathy. Lorenzo's oil does not seem to help reduce symptoms of progression of this form of adrenoleukodystrophy.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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