The Vitamin B Challenge

Why Most Neuropathy Formulas Don’t Work

Neuropathy is a painful condition that affects millions of Americans. Known also simply as “nerve pain”, neuropathy is often caused by a Vitamin B deficiency. While many products claim to increase the supply of critical B vitamins, traditional formulas have proven ineffective. Recently, however, new forms of B vitamins are being developed that offer a real solution to correcting vitamin B deficiencies, and easing neuropathic pain. (1, 2) (learn more about neuropathy here)

Vitamin B1 – The Thiamine Problem

The most used form of Vitamin B1 in B Vitamin supplements is called Thiamine. Thiamine is water-soluble, which means it is unable to be stored, and is instead flushed out a within a few hours. The traditional way to offset this problem was to take higher levels of vitamin B1. Logical, but ineffective. Higher doses result in an even faster expulsion from the body. This inability to absorb Thiamine has made correcting Vitamin B1 deficiencies with traditional oral formulas extremely difficult. As an alternative, some have even resorted to enduring periodic painful injections. Now, however, there is a better way. (3)

Vitamin B1: The Benfotiamine Solution

A different and more potent form of Vitamin B1 now available is called Benfotiamine. Unlike the water-soluble Thiamine, Benfotiamine is It is fat-soluble, which means that even in large doses, it is not immediately flushed out by the body. Benfotiamine’s unique molecule makeup has an open ring structure, allowing it to pass directly from cell to cell. With Benfotiamine, Vitamin B1 levels can be significantly raised to provide adequate support to the nervous system and help diminish nerve pain.

Vitamin B12: The Cyanocobalamin Problem

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that helps form red blood cells and proteins. The human body needs vitamin B12 to keep the nervous system functioning. Without it, the health of the protective myelin sheath, necessary to protect nerve cells, can become compromised.As we age, our Vitamin B12 supply begins to diminish.

Although Vitamin B12 is found in food like fish, meat, and dairy products, a change in diet alone is not sufficient to correct a B12 deficiency. That’s why taking B12 supplements is critical to maintaining good health, especially in later years.

Vitamin B-12: The Methylcobalamin Solution

As with traditional Vitamin B1 supplements using Thiamine, traditional Vitamin B12 formulas have been ineffective. This is due to the problems with Cyanocobalamin, the form of Vitamin B12 used in most supplements. The problems with Cyanocobalamin’s are twofold: First, it is difficult to absorb (In fact, as little as half of 1% of Cyanocobalamin is absorbed); and second, Cyanocobalamin isn’t used by the body in its original form. Instead, it is converted into Methylcobalamin, the form of Vitamin B12 the body can use. With age, the more difficulty the body has with this conversion. (4, 5, 6)

The Problem with Most Neuropathy Formulas

Despite the fact that Benfotiamine and Methylcobalamin are the most potent forms of Vitamin B1 and B12, respectively, most supplements still contain the less potent forms of these critical vitamins. This is the reason why so many so-called “neuropathy formulas” don’t work.

We at Nerveology believe that Benfotiamine and Methylcobalamin represent significant breakthroughs in the treatment of neuropathy, which is why they are core elements in our advanced neuropathic pain-reducing formulation.

The Nerveology Nerve Support Complex Solution

Nerveology Nerve Support Complex is the ideal blend of vitamins and ingredients carefully crafted to provide maximum benefit and efficiency. Neverology Nerve Support Complex uses an exacting amount of Benfotiamine and methylcobalamin to help give your nerves the support they need.

Our formula also includes an advanced mixture of other key ingredients such as folic acid to improve the functionality of red blood cells and iron in the body; Vitamin B9 to help regulate nervous system functionality and provide nutritional support for neuropathic pain; Vitamin D3 to help improve blood circulation. Also included are small amounts of Riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin B6, Cofactors Methylcobalamin, are also included in Nerveology Nerve Support Complex.

With Nerveology Nerve Support Complex, you can now greatly increase the amount of vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 in your bloodstream, and start helping your neuropathy.

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(2) “Diabetic Neuropathy Types: Symptoms Tell The Story”. 2019. Mayo Clinic. Accessed March 28 2019.

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