Are you hopeless about ever getting your quality of life back due to Neuropathy?

I know that people with neuropathy are always looking for something to relieve their pain and other symptoms. They might not want to take some medication that just covers up the symptoms, and also has side effects and the herbs that try to cover up the symptoms can have their own bad effects.

But it seems that if you don’t do anything about it, it will only get worse. I’m sure the fear of worsening pushes people to find anything that might help.

I’ve worked with people with neuropathy for almost 17 years; I know what they go through. I even have some understanding about it from the time I badly hurt my knee and leg.

When I felt the tingling sharp pain and burning, I knew it was damaged nerves. I can only imagine what a lot of peoples neuropathy is like after my bout.

But, I jumped right in and started taking the supplements that would restore health to my left leg’s nerves. My leg got better pretty fast, well it was a new injury and I didn’t wait for it to get worse. Nerves will do that if the damage isn’t addressed – it gets worse.

I’m writing this to tell you that building healthy nerves works. Here is my solution Nerve Support with Benfotiamine.

If you have any questions contact me.
Chris

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A Quiz to create a program for Nerve Health (and lessening of symptoms)

There is a new quiz which is designed to create a personal program to restore health to your nerves.

There are lots of nerve support formulas around since 2010 that try to help a person relieve the symptoms of neuropathy.   Three is actually the original nerve support formula that was available earlier since 2004.  Some are good, some fair and many are just covering up the symptoms.

The person’s activities in life can impact creating nerve health.

The new quiz asks the question so that a real program can be developed to relieve the symptoms while building health for the nerves.

You can access it here  QUIZ

What is Inherited or Genetic Neuropathy?

There are specific types of neuropathy that are considered inherited.  

But genetic is a matter of the DNA.  It can be altered not only by what you inherit but by what can affect the DNA.   Chemicals, radiation and toxins can also produce damage to the DNA either by breaking the strand or rearranging the sequence of the genes.

There are also conditions that are considered hereditary neuropathy.

Read:  Hereditary Neuropathy

What is really Needed so that Nerves Don’t hurt

When nerves are healthy, sensory nerves (such as those in your fingers and toes) communicate well to the environment and receive messages clearly. There is no tingling, no numbness, no burning, and no pain in the feet, hands or anywhere else.

Healthy motor nerves communicate to the muscles so that they move on demand. They relay the commands sent to the muscles from the brain. There is no unsteadiness, or being unbalanced, no dropped foot. There is no muscle weakness.

When a nerve is healthy, it has a myelin sheath surrounding it. This covering protects the nerve and just like a wire with a protective coating, it will not short circuit or create any uncomfortable feelings such as tingling, burning or pain.

What does the body need to build healthy nerves?

The body needs specific nutrients (vitamins) that will nourish the nerves and create health in each individual nerve. This, of course, will build a healthy nervous system.  It helps to supplement these B vitamins as it is difficult to get enough of these vitamins in food, especially if your nervous system health is fading.

B1 (thiamine)  Besides being important for energy production, cardiovascular function, brain function, eye health and proper functioning of the muscles and all body cells, It is necessary for nerve function.

B1 is used in the development of myelin sheaths: Myelin sheaths are the protective covering of the nerves. Deficiency of vitamin B1 results in weakening of the sheaths. Adequate intake of vitamin B1 ensures the development of myelin sheaths and aids nerve functioning. It is also required for regulating the transmission of particular types of nerve signals along the brain and the spinal cord.

Thiamine also contributes to optimal cognitive activity, normal brain functioning, and learning capacity.

Vitamin B1 even acts as an antioxidant, helping to guard the body against the destructive effects of free radicals.

Vitamin B1 Deficiency

A vitamin B1 deficiency can happen due to numerous reasons, such as poor diet, abusing alcohol, or liver and kidney problems.  Eating large quantities of sweets, sodas, and processed foods can also create a higher risk of deficiency.

A deficiency may result in muscle weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, and stiffness. A vitamin B1 deficiency can also negatively affect heart function and cause the heart muscles to weaken.

Using alcohol results in lower vitamin B1as it uses up B1 and lowers the amount of B1 that can be absorbed by the body.  It blocks the B1 absorption but also damages the lining of the small intestine which will disrupt normal absorption of all ingredients.

Vitamin B1 deficiency results in digestive problems

A thiamine deficiency can negatively affect the nervous system resulting in tingling, numbness, irritability, poor memory retention, and depression.

B12 – Vitamin B12’s primary use by the body is aiding in the production of red blood cells, and in helping to maintain the health of the central nervous system.  It keeps nerve cells healthy and protects against deterioration of the nerves.

It is critical for maintaining this myelin sheath around nerves. Nerves are encased in a fatty sheath composed of a protein called myelin which shields nerve fibers from each other.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

A deficiency of vitamin B12 can contribute to a wide range of problems. Extended periods of deficiency can eventually result in degeneration of nerves as the body needs it to build the myelin sheath. Those who suffer from a vitamin B12 deficiency can have tingling sensations numbness, and burning feelings, weakness in the legs and problems walking.

General symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can include tiredness, weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, flatulence, reduction in appetite, and menstrual problems. This can be reversed when the deficiency is remedied.

Other B vitamins: 

B2, B6 and B9:  B1 (thiamine) is dependent on the other B vitamins. Absorption of B1 into the body requires adequate supplies of vitamin B6, B12 and B9 (folic acid). A deficiency in vitamin B12 can increase loss of B1 in the urine, and vitamin B6 also appears to help regulate distribution of thiamine throughout the body.

B9 (folic acid): Is necessary to activate the absorption of the B12. It also improves circulation, which is particularly important point for diabetics as they tend to be deficient in folic Acid and also tend to have impaired circulation. Folic acid is also helpful in restoring healthy nerves for anyone, diabetic or not.

B2: The body utilizes vitamin B2 to keep tissue healthy and to help accelerate healing of injuries. B2 protects the nervous system.

Vitamin D: One of the functions of Vitamin D is the regulation of nervous system development and function.

All these vitamins nourish the nerves and calm the nerve endings.

What type of B1 & B12 should you use:

You need to both the Benfotiamine (B1) and Methyl B12. The result is that the blood stream levels of vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 can be greatly increased, providing the nutritional support needed by the body to rapidly and far more effectively nourish the nerves.

You might have heard of the new type of vitamin B1 being produced, called Benfotiamine. It is a fat-soluble version of vitamin B1. What does this mean? It means this form of vitamin B1 can be taken orally in large dosages and it will not flush out of the body the way ordinary thiamine (vitamin B1) does. This is due to the fact that this type of B1 will be delivered into the blood stream where it can travel to the cells and be used. It doesn’t just flush from the body.

Methylcobalamine (called Methyl B12). This is the form of vitamin B12 that can be directly utilized by the body. When regular B12 (called cynocobalamine) is taken, the body has to convert it into the Methyl B12 in the gut. Often a person can have a hard time converting B12 especially as they get older. Methyl B12 already comes in this useable form.  So, when you take this type of B12, your body uses it.

B12 from food is absorbed in the intestines and needs a secretion from the stomach called gastric intrinsic factor in order to be effectively absorbed. If you are deficient in gastric intrinsic factor you will absorb much less vitamin B12, and therefore can become deficient.

Both Benfotiamine and Methyl B12 have been shown to be non-toxic and without any side effects even in very high dosages, so it can be taken as a supplement.

Taken together with the three other B (B2, B6, B9), and Vitamin D3 in the exact proportion that work together will produce the best results.

RECOMMENDED:

There is a formula that will give you this type of Nerve Support to build healthy nerves. It contains all these vitamins in the right amounts so they work together.

You can find out about it here

RHP® Nerve Support Formula

What can Vitamin C do for Your Nerves?

Sorbitol (a form of sugar) travels to certain parts of the body where it builds up. These parts of the body are:

– the lens of the eye where it forms a white milky film called cataracts and

– the sciatic nerve (the big nerve that runs down your leg) where it can cause nerve damage (nerve pain).

Evidence indicates that taking 2,000 mg a day of vitamin C may reduce the production of sorbitol and help strip sorbitol out of the body.

Most of the vitamin C sold in the US is ascorbic acid by itself, a whole food or food based Vitamin C is what is needed.

You can read more about Vitamin C