What Causes — The Several Causes of Neuropathy!

Today, most people with neuropathy (nerve damage) are only treating the symptoms and not getting to the root of the problem.

For diabetics, neuropathy is caused by one or both of the following: a diet that is too high in carbohydrates, and incorrect nutrition. Furthermore, many medications given to people with neuropathy or diabetes actually makes the problem worse instead of correcting the cause of the problem.

The only way to correctly manage your diabetic neuropathy is to address the real causes, not the symptoms. This involves improving the control of your blood sugar levels, implementing a lower carbohydrate diet and taking the nutrients your body needs.

What Causes Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?

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Higher than normal sugar levels in the body cause the outer protective covering of nerve cells (called the myelin sheathing) to degenerate. This is similar to an electrical wire that is covered with insulation, and the insulation is beginning to crumble. Without insulation the unprotected wire will start short-circuiting.

In the same way, when the sheathing of nerve cells degenerate, the signals being transmitted are scrambled, resulting in your body receiving signals that are interpreted as numbness, tingling, or pain in the toes, feet, legs, hands, arms, and fingers.

The areas of the body most commonly affected by diabetic peripheral neuropathy are the feet and legs.

What Causes Non-Diabetic Neuropathy?

One of the major causes of neuropathy are certain prescription drugs. Most drugs that lower cholesterol will cause neuropathy, many blood pressure medications and even a few antibiotics will also cause neuropathy.

Chemotheraphy drugs and radiation treatments often cause neuropathy.

Sports and accident injuries, as well as operations where the nerves are damaged, can cause neuropathy that may not show up till many years afterward.

Even the build-up of toxins in the body as a result of the pollution in our air and water, and the preservatives in the food we eat, can cause neuropathy.

The Problem with “Ordinary” Vitamin B1 & B12

It has been known for some time that increased levels of Tiamine (vitamin B1) in the blood stream are very effective in reducing and reversing neuropathy. Unfortunately, the oral intake of vitamin B1 does not greatly increase the levels of B1 in the blood stream. Previously, the way that blood stream levels of B1 were increased was through periodic intravenous feeding or through injections every few weeks.

The reason that methods like this had to be used is that Tiamine (sometimes spelled Thiamine), like all of the B vitamins, is water-soluble. Tiamine cannot be stored in the body and flushes out within 4 to 5 hours. Oral intake of Tiamine over 5 mg results in greatly reduced bioavailability and immediate flushing from the body (this is why urine frequently turns yellow when taking larger doses of B vitamins).

Additionally, neuropathy has been found to be caused and made worse by insufficient amounts of vitamin B12 in the body. Vitamin B12 supports the sheathing that protects nerve cells and has shown in studies that it promotes the regeneration and growth of nerve cells.

In the past it has been difficult to remedy this deficiency. The reason for this is that while vitamin B12 is readily stored by the body, it is not readily absorbed by the body. For this reason much larger amounts have been used in supplementation, but even large oral dosages have not been an adequate solution.

The most common type of vitamin B12 used in supplements is called Cyanocobalamine. Taking Cyanocobalamine can result in absorption of as little as 1/2 of 1% of the amount taken, which makes it almost impossible to get enough of this vitally important vitamin.

In addition to the very low absorption, the body must convert the Cyanocobalamine (which cannot be used by the body) to a form of vitamin B12 the body can use called Methylcobalamine. Unfortunately, as the body gets older it loses this ability to convert Cobalamine to Methylcobalamine.

For the above reasons, as people get older, many physicians recommend regular monthly injections of vitamin B12 to maintain adequate body levels or to replenish greatly depleted stores of this vital nutrient.

A Solution to the Problem!

Now, a new type of vitamin B1 has been produced, called Benfotiamine. It is a fat-soluble version of vitamin B1. What does this mean? It means this new form of vitamin B1 can be taken orally in large dosages and it will not flush out of the body the way ordinary Tiamine (vitamin B1) does.

The result is that by taking Benfotiamine the blood stream levels of vitamin B1 can now be greatly increased, nutritionally supporting the body to rapidly and effectively decrease or eliminate the symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy.

Also available is Methylcobalamine (called Methyl B12). This is the form of vitamin B12 that can be directly utilized by the body and is available in the quantities nutritionally needed by the body to repair itself. Methyl B12 can be taken orally and is immediately available to the body much like injectable vitamin B12.

Now Available Together For The First Time!

The WSN® Nerve Support Formula now contains both Benfotiamine and Methyl B12. The result is that the blood stream levels of vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 can now be greatly increased, providing the nutritional support needed by the body to rapidly and far more effectively decrease or eliminate the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Many individuals previously using just our Benfotiamine reported a lessening of their neuropathy symptoms within 4 to 7 days. Now, the WSN® Nerve Support Formula is far more effective than either the Benfotiamine or Methyl B12 alone.

Both Benfotiamine and Methyl B12 have been shown to be non-toxic and without any side effects even in very high dosages.

What Is The Next Step?

Now that you know how and why people develop neuropathy, here are your choices:

  • You can continue on with what you’ve been doing, or
  • You can use a safe and effective way to help control your neuropathy with absolutely NO SIDE EFFECTS !!

Fortunately, your body has miraculous healing powers, is very resilient and operates in a very intelligent manner. If you give it the right fuel and the right nutrients, it will respond very quickly.

If you are experiencing:

* Tingling or numbness in the hands, fingers, toes or legs
* Feeling cold, burning or pain in the hands, feet or legs
* Extreme sensitivity to touch, even a light touch
* Sharp pains or cramps
* Loss of balance and coordination


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