How much are you spending on neuropathy-fighting vitamins and supplements each month?
In a recent targeted survey, I was shocked to discover that the average person with neuropathy spends close to $125 a month on vitamins and supplements.
That’s a lot of money – and it doesn’t even include what they’re spending on prescriptions and other neuropathy related expenses each month.
What’s worse – I’m convinced (and science has shown) that many of those vitamins and supplements aren’t doing diddly squat for your neuropathy. Among the various supplements you’re likely throwing your money away with are B-Complex vitamins.
I know that sounds crazy, right?
If you’ve talked to an expert on neuropathy or done even basic research on the condition – you’ll know that B vitamins are among the most recommended vitamins for boosting nerve health.
So, why would I tell you that you’re throwing your money away on B vitamins?
It’s not that B vitamins CAN’T help boost nerve health and ease neuropathy – it’s just that most of the B vitamins you’ll find at your grocery store or online are DON’T.
One of the dirty little secrets most vitamin and supplement manufacturers don’t want you to know is that not all forms of vitamin B are created equally. Most vitamin manufacturers are trying to boost their bottom line by selling a cheaper, less effective form of the vitamins they’re pushing.
They know all too well that most consumers only pay attention to the names on the labels that they’re familiar with (i.e. Vitamin B12, B1, etc).
For example, if you pick up a bottle of the powerful, nerve-boosting vitamin B12 from your grocery store or pharmacy – you’re probably just looking for the words “vitamin B12” on the label.
Once you see B12, you toss it into your cart and move on.
But, there’s usually a strange word next to or below “Vitamin B12” (often in parenthesis) that you probably don’t recognize. This word is your “Rosetta Stone” to understanding that supplement. Understand what that word means and you’ll know which vitamins are worth your hard earned money – and which ones aren’t.
The Rosetta Stone to Reading Vitamin Labels
So what are these strange words next to the vitamin name on the label?
They refer to the type or form of the vitamin that particular supplement uses. As I mentioned before, not all forms are created equally.
To avoid the “traps” set by vitamin companies looking to make a quick buck off of cheap vitamin B supplements, here are the top two B vitamins you should be taking along with a comparison of the different forms available for each one.
Are you wasting your money – and prolonging your relief – on the wrong one?
Vitamin B12 – The Nerve-Boosting King
Vitamin B12 is one of the most important vitamins for your nerves. It is both a healer and a protector.
It protects by helping build and maintain the protective coating around your nerves. This coating (the “myelin sheath”) protects your fragile nerves from misfiring.
It heals by restoring and rebuilding the myelin sheath if it gets damaged. In fact, researchers have discovered that in high doses, the correct form of vitamin B12 can actually regenerate damaged nerves and reverse the effects of neuropathy.
B12 as Cyanocobalamin vs. B12 as Methylcobalamin
So which form of B12 should you be taking for nerve pain?
Most B12 supplements use B12 as cyanocobalamin. As you may have guessed, this is the less effective and less potent form of B12. This synthetic form of B12 has a difficult time absorbing into your system – meaning very little of it actually makes it to your nerve cells.
The other form of B12 – methylcobalamin (or Methyl-B12) – is up to 12x more effective than the synthetic cyanocobalamin you’ll find in most B12 supplements.
What’s more, according to a study in the Journal of Neurological Science, methylcobalamin could increase protein synthesis and help regenerate nerves. Scientists state that ultra-high doses of methylcobalamin have been shown in clinical studies to produce nerve regeneration.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine vs. Benfotiamine)
Next time you’re shopping for Vitamin B1 – check to see whether it’s B1 as Thiamine or Benfotiamine.
You want benfotiamine if you’re taking it for neuropathy.
Unfortunately, most B1 supplements use thiamine. While it still has some benefits, thiamine’s ability to reduce nerve pain is severely inhibited because your body can only absorb small amounts of it.
The structure of benfotiamine, however, allows it to pass through cell membranes and absorb into cells with significantly more ease. In fact, depending on the type of tissue, it is anywhere from 5 to 25 times more absorbable than thiamine.
Not only that, but a study comparing the effects of the two forms of B1 on peripheral nerve function found that those treated with benfotiamine increased their nerve function to near normal levels. Those treated with thiamine saw no significant improvements.
Where to Find the Right Forms of Vitamin B1 & B12
Knowing which forms of B1 and B12 are actually effective at easing your neuropathy is only half the battle.
The other major hurdle is actually finding somewhere to purchase them – and at a fair price.
If you’re lucky – you might be able to find them at a local pharmacy or supplements store. I recently tried this for myself. Over two hours and five stores later – I was able to find a bottle of each.
But I paid over $70 – just for B1 and B12!
And the amount of B12 per serving was significantly lower than what the studies suggest for effective nerve regeneration – so I would have needed to buy 3 bottles just to get a month’s supply!
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If you were to buy a 30-day supply of all of the ingredients used in Nerve Renew individually, you could easily spend over $120/mo.
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