Nutrients for Neuropathy- Pins and Needles, Stinging, Numbness

Inositol is a nutrient that’s required by the liver to release energy for the rest of your cells to function. If you wake up in the middle of the night, it’s likely that you’re liver isn’t storing and using glucose properly and you may need inositol. This nutrient transports the neurotransmitters aka brain chemicals that make you feel good and quell pain. This nutrient alone has shown in studies to function as well as popular anti-depressants at curbing depressive and anxious symptoms. This is an especially important nutrient if you’re experiencing the increasingly common symptoms of neuropathy which include stinging, numbness, pins and needles, random itching, and shocking sensations.

Thiamin is vital for repairing the nervous system, and may be needed in doses of up to 600 mg. This was helpful for me when I went through covid numerous times and wound up with some very panful nerves. There are different forms that can be more effective such as bentofiamine, due to fat solubility.

A renowned practitioner named Dr. Versendaal recommended 2300 mg of inositol, up to three times per day as needed. The methylcobalamin form of b12 has also shown to be highly beneficial for quelling nerve issues in addition to other b vitamins, potassium, a high quality, real salt like pink Himalayan, fleur de sel or Redmond’s brand Real salt, and magnesium. Alpha lipoic acid has shown efficacy, especially for diabetics dealing with this issue (R). Functionally, it can help support the mitochondria and the liver, an organ which is heavily involved in the metabolism.

Dr. Terry Wahls, who got herself out of a wheelchair, reversing her symptoms of MS which includes these and many more neurological symptoms, recommends 600 mg of magnesium per day. I personally love magnesium glycinate due to the criticality of glycine in our body to heal our gut and calm the nervous system, especially amidst inundation with the chemical roundup or glyphosate, which mimics and replaces the vital amino acid glycine in the body. Other root causes of neuropathy may include dehydration, blood sugar dysregulation and excess alcohol consumption. Stress can of course be influential. Fortunately, nutrients like this will naturally give your body what it needs and support it to be less reliant on things like alcohol, or prone to turn to sugar due to less physical stress response with adequately supplied with nutrients. Thiamin is another extremely well-known nutrient for neuropathy. Doses of 600 mg have been recommended for addressing the symptoms caused by this deficiency and subsequent symptoms.

For neuropathy symptoms, it’s very important that you address lymphatic drainage as well as circulation, which are interdependent. The lymphatic system disposes of accumulated toxic waste and drains it out of the blood, and, when functioning properly, takes it out of the body. However, most often, because of potential exposure to chemicals, lack of detoxification, movement, and awareness of their importance, this lymph is allowed to stagnate, leading to connection in the blood due to a buildup of waste products. This can cause the very symptoms you experience with neuropathy such as stinging, burning, numbness, and feelings of pins and needles.  This can lead to the blood supply of various areas being stagnated, sometimes cut off by inflammation and clotting which can be influenced by pathogens such as Lyme or parasites, or some particular antibiotics that can have long- lasting unwanted effects like cipro which may be used to treat Lyme in conventional medicine. This is why it’s so important to address the cause of your illness. The majority of the time, it can be as simple as supporting the foundations of health including digestion, addressing parasites and other pathogens, getting needed nutrients, eating enough and resting/ exercising in a way that suits your unique body.

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