Vitamins-March-11

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy in most cases requires a holistic approach in that no one thing will help, however many things in the right combination will help abate the pain, symptoms and even reverse Peripheral Neuropathy in some cases.  One of the key elements of treatment is the application of nutritional supplements.  The supplements that you need to focus on are ones that have shown in studies to be beneficial in reducing the symptoms, particularly the numbness and pain.  One must also focus on the regeneration of nerve cells.

The benefit of taking vitamins has been debated through the years.  One conclusion that the medical profession has made is that in most cases you will do no harm in taking a vitamin or mineral supplement.  The body will absorb as much as it needs from your food, but that is not to say that you are not deficient in certain vitamins or minerals.  There are many conditions under which your body may not absorb certain types of vitamins or minerals.  Many cases exist in which the prescription medication you take, an example would be omeprazole for acid reflux control, may prevent some nutrients from proper absorption.  In these cases boosting the amount of vitamins and minerals in your body may help to level out the gaps that may exist from digestive issues.

For the control of Peripheral Neuropathy in particular it is very important to have all the proper nutrients that your nerve cells require for healthy well being and potential regeneration.  Using vitamin and mineral supplements is an effective way for treating Peripheral Neuropathy, but remember that taking supplements is not a one off things, rather it needs to be part of your daily routine and only after several months will you start seeing any benefits.  Taking supplements needs to become routine, a good habit for the rest of your life.

Some of the supplements that you should consider for nerve health are:

Acetyl L-Carnetine
Alpha Lipoic Acid
B-Complex (B1,2,3,6 & 12)
Biotin
Fatty Acids (Omega 3 & 6)
Iron
Magnesium
Vitamin D
Vitamin E