If you’re experiencing any of the following…
- Sharp, stabbing pains in the hands or feet
- Burning, itching sensations
- Tingling sensations or numbness
- Loss of balance
…it’s a sign that your nerves aren’t functioning properly.
Which means they’ve most likely been damaged.
This damage, also known as neuropathy, causes your nerves to misfire – resulting in the symptoms listed above.
Most doctor’s will tell you there’s nothing you can do besides take a prescription painkiller for the rest of your life to keep the pain tolerable.
With proper regenerative medicine, your nerves CAN repair themselves.
I know this because studies have proven it…
…and because in my 35 years as a geriatric physician I’ve seen patients:
- Regain feeling in their hands and feet
- Reduce and sometimes even ELIMINATE nerve related pain
- Walk again without a cane (after years of having to use one because of neuropathy in their feet)
How is this possible?
It’s all about fueling your body with vitamins and nutrients your nerves NEED to actually heal.
You see, while painkillers can help take the edge off – they don’t do anything to actually fix the CAUSE of your pain.
So you’re stuck taking them for the rest of your life (if they even work in the first place).
…if you fuel your nerve cells with the right vitamins and nutrients, it is possible for them regenerate and heal.
What vitamins and nutrients should you be taking for nerve damage?
Below are the 10 nutrients I recommend you start taking if you're suffering from any of the symptoms listed above.
They WILL improve your nerve function.
And frankly, most people aren’t getting enough of these through their diet to tip the scales in their favor.
Which is why I tell all of my neuropathy patients to take them in supplement form IN ADDITION to getting more of them through proper diet.
Here they are…
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
Every nerve in your body is protected by a thin layer of fat called the Myelin Sheath.
It protects them from damage that can cause the nerves to misfire (which is what causes your pain, tingling, numbness, etc).
Vitamin B12 is the most important nutrient for maintaining this protective sheath…and repairing it when it is damaged.
So if you’ve got nerve damage, this is the number one place to start.
But there are a lot of B12 supplements out there – and not all of them are created equally.
There are two types of vitamin B12: methylcobalamin (methyl B12) and cyanocobalamin.
I know, they’re both a mouthful!
Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of B12.
It’s cheaper to produce, which is why it’s the most common form you’ll find in B12 supplements at your grocery store or online.
But every study that has shown B12 can help regenerate damage nerves uses methylcobalamin (methyl B12).
Methyl B12 is the NATURALLY occurring form of vitamin B12.
And according to a study in the Journal of Neurological Science, ultra-high doses of this form of B12 produce nerve regeneration in patients with nerve damage.
So – if you want to repair your damaged nerves, Methyl B12 is the clear winner.
Here are a few studies to back that up:
- Ultra high doses of methylcobalamin promotes nerve regeneration
- Effects of methylcobalamin on diabetic neuropathy
- Methyl-B12 promotes regeneration of motor nerve terminals
- Protective effects of Methyl B12
Vitamin B1, B2, and B6
All B vitamins are essential for healthy nerve function.
They work together to perform a variety of different functions.
Which is why it’s important you’re getting enough of each one.
That’s why I recommend finding a supplement that uses all forms of this nerve-boosting vitamin.
But there’s one important thing to keep in mind…
…and that is that TOO MUCH Vitamin B6 can actually be detrimental to your nerves.
Even as few as 100mg of B6 per day can have detrimental effects, so be sure not to exceed that amount.
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of THE most popular things to help with nerve damage.
And with good reason!
Studies by the Mayo Clinic show that it significantly reduces neuropathy related symptoms.
And that includes:
- Loss of Balance
Personally, I think it’s a no-brainer to start taking it if you have nerve damage.
You need to make sure you’re getting the right KIND of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA).
Because the 2 most common types don’t have the same benefits of the kind that the Mayo Clinic used.
The 3 types of Alpha Lipoic Acid are: S-ALA, R-ALA, and RS-ALA.
R-ALA is the pure, natural form of ALA – and the type I RECOMMEND.
S-ALA is a synthetic version – and is not as effective. RS-ALA is a 50/50 mix of the pure and synthetic form.
Here’s a graphic that shows the differences between each form:
For more info on how to pick the right ALA supplement for nerve damage, watch my video below: