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The Nerve Cell & the Nervous
What is Needed for Nerve Health?
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
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.
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.
does the body need to build healthy nerves?
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.
Besides being important for energy production,
cardiovascular function, brain function, eye health
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
Vitamin B1 deficiency results in digestive
A thiamine deficiency can negatively affect the nervous system resulting in tingling, numbness, irritability, poor memory retention, and depression.
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
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 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
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
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.
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. We have been recommending it for over 12 years.
You can find out about it here
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