If you’ve been suffering from neuropathy, you may feel like the “fire” burning your toes and fingertips will never go out. You know the pain sensations that attack your feet can strike at any time, and turn a simple walk across the kitchen floor into an unbearable ordeal.
All of that pain… burning… itching… twitching comes from nerve signals that have gone haywire. Your nerve cells have been damaged, so every message they send goes wrong – and many of those faulty signals cause you agony.
To help repair that damage, so your nerves can send the right signals, your body needs big enough supplies of a specific nutrient: Essential Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine.
The problem: Regular thiamine won’t work.
Neuropathy Takes a Toll
Your peripheral nervous system – the nerves outside of your brain and spinal cord – acts as a communication superhighway for your body. Those nerves communicate by sending electric signals back to your brain… but when the nerves are damaged, the wrong signals get sent. Instead of transmitting “everything’s fine,” those signals scream “burning… pain… pins and needles,” and you’re left in agony.
The crossed signals can make you feel things like:
• numbness that seems to spread from your hands and feet into your arms and legs
• jabbing, stabbing, throbbing pain
• intense freezing cold or burning sensations
• super-sensitivity to touch
So, what brings on the kind of damage that can make you feel so awful? While high blood sugar can do a lot of damage to your delicate nerve cells, it’s not the only danger they face. Other possible causes include infections (like viruses), some medication reactions, injuries, circulation issues, and insufficient B vitamins.
And one of the most important vitamins for nerve health is thiamine (vitamin B1).
Your Nerves Need More Thiamine
As vitamins go, thiamine doesn’t get a lot of press even though every cell in your body needs it to survive and thrive – and that’s especially true of nerve cells.
Thiamine plays an important role in many cellular processes, including:
• controlling sugar levels inside cells
• restoring metabolic balance
• generating cellular energy (by producing a power-up substance called ATP)
• protect your cells from oxidative damage
But there’s a catch: Even if you’re taking in plenty of thiamine, though, your body may not be able to absorb and use it properly.
That’s because regular thiamine, the kind you’ll find in almost every supplement, is water-soluble. And that means your body breaks it down too fast and it passes through your system to fast to do its job. Avoid B1 vitamins labeled as you see below:
But thanks to a decades-old Japanese discovery, there’s a better form of thiamine that absorbs up to five times better and boosts crucial enzyme activity by 300%.
Benfotiamine: A Better Thiamine
There’s a special enhanced form of thiamine that solves all the problems that come with a water-soluble vitamin to deliver lasting effects to every nerve cell in your body. It’s called benfotiamine – and you’ve probably never heard of it.
Unlike regular thiamine, benfotiamine is fat-soluble (not water-soluble). That helps your body absorb it faster and hold on to it longer than standard thiamine. In fact, studies show that that benfotiamine increases blood levels of thiamine up to 500% more than standard thiamine supplements.
Plus, being fat-soluble allows it to pass through cell membranes for easy delivery to the heart of every cell, right where this vitamin does its most important work.
You may be surprised – even shocked – to know that benfotiamine has been around since Japanese scientists discovered it back in the 1950s while searching for a solution for painfully damaged nerve cells. What’s more, this supercharged “wonder nutrient” has been used as a neuropathy treatment in Europe for decades.
Benfotiamine does everything thiamine is supposed to do… only more and better. It helps prevent nerve cell damage (especially in cells that are overrun with too much sugar) and may even help spark the repair process. That’s because benfotiamine helps:
• tame several pathways of inflammation
• scavenge damaging free radicals with superior antioxidant powers
• generate healthy nerve cells
• repair cell damage
• protect delicate blood vessels in arms, legs, hands, and feet
• improve circulation in the extremities
A lot of that benefit comes from the vitamin’s ability to substantially increase – by at least 300% – production of an important enzyme called transketolase. This enzyme helps your cells use glucose (sugar) so it doesn’t just hang around and cause trouble. And it doesn’t stop there…
Blocking the Path to Neuropathy
When you’re already dealing with neuropathy, the last thing you need is more nerve damage, which can lead to even more discomfort and numbness. So keeping nerve cells healthy is priority one. And you can count on benfotiamine to shield your cells and help keep them in pristine condition.
The main way it does that is by stopping glucose from activating three different damage pathways, which can affect everyone whether or not they have diabetes. Excess glucose sets off chemical reactions in your body, leading to structural changes in proteins and forming AGEs (advanced glycation endproducts) – compounds that literally age you prematurely.
Those AGEs disrupt the way your nerve cells are supposed to function. But supplying your nerves with benfotiamine gives them natural protection against AGE damage… and that can go a long way toward getting a handle on painful neuropathy.
Scientifically Proven Effectiveness for Neuropathy
Researchers have been studying the unmatched powers of benfotiamine for decades, and they’re constantly uncovering new healing capabilities. With nearly 200 published studies – including dozens of human trials – benfotiamine has a solid track record of safety and effectiveness. Plus, there have been at least 40 published studies showing just how well it works to neutralize neuropathy.
Here’s a quick look at what we know about benfotiamine and neuropathy:
• An eight-week trial that involved 84 subjects showed that benfotiamine significantly improved neuropathy, especially pain and motor function.
• Another human study showed that supplementing with benfotiamine helped reduce nerve pain and improve the condition overall.
• And one study found that subjects taking benfotiamine saw improvement in pain sensations starting within just three weeks.
Imagine that! Sweet relief in just a few weeks… and that’s when benfotiamine is working alone.
When this super nutrient goes to work along with other essential vitamins and nerve-supporting herbs in a revolutionary formula called Nerve Renew, you could see even more impressive results.