Vitamins that May Help to Treat Neuropathy Symptoms

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Patients with peripheral neuropathy symptoms must practice caution when managing underlying symptoms by conferring with their doctors. One nerve damage treatment strategy to discuss with a doctor is vitamin supplementation to support a formal treatment plan.

Vitamins known for treating symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may be found in certain high-protein foods such as meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. Meat is a staple of almost every meal eaten by my extended family. This is the primary way that my mother-in-law, who has familial amyloid polyneuropathy, gets her daily doses of B vitamins. However, not everyone can obtain enough vitamins in their diet, so supplements may be necessary. Again, discuss these matters with your doctor.

Here are some vitamins known for helping treat peripheral neuropathy symptoms.

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and might help patients repair damaged nerves and relieve muscle stiffness. Some foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids include sardines, salmon, walnuts, flaxseeds, and oysters. A 2017 study found that fish oil (which contains omega-3) may potentially slow the progression of peripheral neuropathy and possibly stimulate the growth of neurons.

B vitamins

B vitamins such as B1, B6, and B12 are known for supporting the healthy function of the central nervous system. Vitamin B6 is known for helping to maintain the cover of the body’s nerve endings. B6 doses should not exceed more than 200 milligrams as high dosages may cause nerve damage and neuropathy symptoms. Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated. This deficiency is also one of the causes of peripheral neuropathy. B vitamins may be found in foods such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, and certain cereals.

Acetyl-L-carnitine

Acetyl-L-carnitine is an amino acid with antioxidant properties found in foods such as dairy, meat, fish, and poultry. This amino acid is known for creating healthy nerve cells and reducing neuropathic pain.

Curcumin

Curcumin, found in the cooking spice turmeric, is known for its antioxidant, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory characteristics. Taken either in supplement form or as a mix of 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder combined with ¼ teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper, curcumin may help relieve peripheral neuropathy symptoms in the hands and feet. A 2013 study found that curcumin may be especially helpful when taken regularly during the early stages of peripheral neuropathy.

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Yola avatar

Yola

It would be great if you named a trusted supplement combing all that you mentioned

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Merri avatar

Merri

My sister in Australia developed neuropathy several years ago and I tried to tell her to visit her doctor to request vitamin b injections for her bloodstream given that I have read several women’s experiences suffering from neuropathy symptoms similar to hers and they were healed of everything after injecting themselves with vitamin b complex daily for a few months
However she changed her diet instead after visiting many health professionals over the years with some improvement but still suffering and in silence for the most part

I feel that there should be a trial funded by our government and the United States or London perhaps involving many patients to receive vials of vitamin b complex over a 3 month period injected into the bloodstream and I believe most if not all will be healed with walking combined to keep up muscle tone coordination and so forth

Does your mother in law inject the vitamin b complex or just take normally

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Peggy walcott avatar

Peggy walcott

I developed peripheral neuropathy from B6 Toxicity! Western medicine is slow to discover this condition. My husband and I took a supplement for most of 2020 that was 32mg of B6. I developed nerve pain in each of my feet. It moved to to different parts of the feet after awhile. Saw a podiatrist two times, but they were unable to help. Chinese medicine was the best approach for me. We stopped taking this supplement in Jan 2021 and went into a "rebound" condition where symptoms initially got worse, but now we are improving! While the excess B6 can get out of the blood in gets embedded in muscles and nerves. My husband was actually bedridden for awhile and then needed to use a walker. He did have bulging disks and related issues, but he had been able to walk at least. He is doing better, but it takes a long time for the B6 to get out of our muscles and nerves. There are a couple of Facebook groups with 1,000s of members devoted to this subject. It is very serious! I suggest you research further before recommending those highly toxic levels of B6!! Studies in Massachusetts, England, Netherlands and South Africa have proven this is real!

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John Bennick avatar

John Bennick

Thank you very much for all this informatiom!
I have been diagnosed as having a TBI (TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY and PTSD). An NIH (NATIONAL INSTITUTE of HEALTH) associated DOCTOR Diagnosed them ~2018. Nothing has been done to further define these medical condtions at
this point and time. Life is difficult.
I look forward to research your material to learn about my situation. I am especially interested in what vitamen dosages are appropriate for the various vitimins. I suffer from TNAs (Temporary Nuerological Events?) & sugnificant PTSD.
Your material, information will be instamental in my learning and keeping abreast of my care.
Thank you very much this is an asset and blessing.

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Antonio velasco avatar

Antonio velasco

It is nice to here all about neuropathy and also it happens to me. In my situation i developed hands and feet tingling sensation, numbness, pain, when walking i feel liked my feet are wet. I also feel weekness on both feet. On my last laboratory results i saw that my b vitamins on my system is low. My hemoglobin is also low.so i started with b vitamins and i combined it with gabapentine,and also taking my diabetic pill, it helps. I also bought a plantar ficitis support on my both feet to help relieved the stiffness and pain. Now i am feeling better. This is my experience and i would like to share to anyone who has the same situation i have. Thank you and God bless to all.

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