In today’s video, we’ll look at the 9 nutrients that help normalize blood sugar levels, repair damaged nerves, and prevent complications from diabetes.
If you are someone living with prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and neuropathic pain, this video is for you.
You already know that high blood sugar is destructive and can damage almost every tissue in the body. Nerves, blood vessels, eyes, heart, liver and skin, you name it, it can probably be adversely affected by elevated blood sugar!
Research shows that 50% or more people with diabetes have peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord.
When the peripheral nerves are damaged by uncontrolled high blood sugar, their ability to send signals is disrupted. This is called diabetic neuropathy.
Nerve damage often affects the feet and legs first, before it spreads to the hands and arms.
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in the feet include tingling, numbness, muscle twitches and cramps, and sharp, stabbing, or burning pain.
The feet become ultra-sensitive to pressure, touch, and temperature.
Some people report feeling like they’re wearing socks or shoes when their feet are bare.
This is dangerous, because if you have numb feet, it’s easy to hurt your feet by stepping on something sharp or hot. You may also develop a blister caused by badly-fitting shoes and not be aware.
And if you do not feel any pain, you may continue walking without protecting against your wound or blister, and it develops into an ulcer.
Now, high blood sugar also damages the walls of blood vessels, and reduces blood flow to your feet.
This means that the skin and nerves on your feet receive less oxygen and nutrients, and a lower number of infection-fighting cells.
As a result, wounds take longer to heal and can lead to gangrene.
With that said, let’s get into the three steps to reverse diabetic neuropathy.
One, controlling blood sugar levels. Two, prevent or relieve neuropathy symptoms. And Three, correct common nutrient deficiencies found in people with prediabetes and diabetes. Let’s start with a mineral that controls blood sugar.
Number 9. Chromium Picolinate.
This little-known, yet clinically effective form of chromium reduces insulin resistance, the number ONE root cause of prediabetes, diabetes and neuropathy.
Chromium picolinate is the fastest and easiest form of chromium your body can absorb.
A study of 833 people with Type 2 diabetes found that taking a daily dose of 500 mcg of chromium picolinate led to significant reductions in blood glucose levels after only one month, and the effects lasted for at least one year.
The participants also experienced significant long term reduction in diabetic symptoms such as fatigue, frequency of urination and excessive thirst.
This powerful mineral may also decrease cravings for sugar-rich food. You won’t be stressing over sugar cravings anymore, and will probably lose weight and even regain your energy, which is a bonus.
Next we have Number 8, Cinnamon.
This well-known spice helps improve fasting blood glucose and A1C. However, you’ll want to get REAL cinnamon which comes from Sri Lanka. That’s because TRUE cinnamon barely contains any coumarin, unlike other types of “fake” cinnamon. Coumarin is toxic when consumed in large amounts, and can cause liver damage.
Next on our list is Number 7, Vitamin D3.
This is the kind of vitamin D your body makes naturally from the sun.
Vitamin D3 helps improve insulin sensitivity. This hormone is essential for regulating the removal of sugar out of the blood, thus lowering A1C.
Did you know that fixing a vitamin D deficiency can deliver relief from your nerve pain and numbness?
In one study, 60 people with diabetic neuropathy, who were deficient in vitamin D, were given oral supplements of vitamin D3 (50,000 IU) once weekly for 12 weeks.
Not only did their serum level of vitamin D increase, but there was a significant decrease in the stabbing, burning, and tingling in their hands and feet.
Also, new research shows that vitamin D3 may help your body grow new nerve endings. Your nerve endings help detect feelings like pain, cold, and heat.
Coming up next is Number 6, Alpha-lipoic acid.
For this video, I will refer to it as ALA. ALA is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from inflammation and improves nerve conduction velocity.
It has been used for decades in Europe to counter nerve damage in people with Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
Because of its effect on glucose metabolism, ALA may improve the glucose-lowering action of insulin.
In a clinical trial, researchers gave 328 people with tingling, burning, and stinging in their feet and hands, either ALA or a placebo. The results were truly remarkable.
The group taking ALA reduced their nerve pain by up to 52% within three weeks. And those who received 600 mg of ALA daily were found to have the greatest reduction in pain.
Now, you would have to eat about 12 bowls of spinach or 8 tomatoes, to get that amount of ALA into your day!
R-Lipoic acid, a potent form of lipoic acid with 50% greater biological activity, provides significantly more benefits.
To see our recommended solution to get these nutrients to fix your blood sugar and erase neuropathy, click the link below at the end of this video.
Next up, we have Number 5. Vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 repairs your protective myelin coating. This helps your nerves communicate correctly with your brain again. As a result, you can finally get relief from neuropathy symptoms.
The myelin sheath is an insulating layer that covers the body of nerves or axons. It enables electrical impulses to travel quickly and smoothly between the nerve cells.
There are two types of vitamin B12: cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin. The first one, cyanocobalamin, is hard to digest. That means you don’t get the full benefit from it.
That’s why we recommend methylcobalamin. It’s easy for your body to digest and use, so it can repair your damaged nerves right away.
Clinical research from the medical journal, PLOS ONE, shows that B12 deficiencies are more common in diabetics. This is likely because of the use of blood glucose control medications like metformin.
Vitamin B12 is found in animal foods and healthy vegan diets are fortified with the vitamin. To get a good list of vitamin B12 foods, see our video, “Top 11 Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms”.
Coming up is Number 4, Vitamin B6.
Research shows that vitamin B6 or pyridoxine can improve nerve density in your feet. This is important because the more nerves you have in your feet, the easier it is for them to send clear and correct messages to your brain. This can help stop tingling, numbness, and stinging.
To get vitamin B6, add lean meats, bell peppers, yams, broccoli, sunflower seeds and hazelnuts to your diet.
Next up, our Number 3 is Benfotiamine.
Benfotiamine is a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 in its highest bioavailable form.
This vitamin has been shown to significantly decrease symptoms of burning, tingling, prickling or loss of sensation in feet and hands.
Its use may also reduce serious complications like deafness, loss of vision, high blood pressure and stroke.
Benfotiamine may also help repair and regenerate diabetes-induced damaged cells throughout the body.
These include nerve cells in the extremities, and small capillaries in the eyes and kidneys, thus restoring some function to these organs.
Benfotiamine works by purging excess levels of potentially damaging glucose metabolites from within the blood vessel cells. In this way, it helps to balance cellular glucose metabolism.
The natural version of benfotiamine, thiamine, can be found in foods like whole grains, meat, legumes, and nuts. People with diabetes have been found to have low levels of this vitamin.
And now we have Number 2, Acetyl-L-Carnitine.
For this video, I will refer to it as ALCAR. ALCAR is an amino acid used to break down carbs and fat more efficiently for mental and physical energy to power through your day. It can also help you lose weight.
Studies have shown that supplementing with ALCAR at 1,000 mg per day, helps relieve pain and improve nerve fiber regeneration and vibration perception in patients with diabetic neuropathy.
Animal-based foods are excellent sources of carnitine, including beef, chicken, milk and cheese.
And at Number 1, we have Choline.
Choline is a nutrient found in egg yolks, beef liver, legumes, nuts, beef, and leafy greens. It is an essential component of our cell membranes.
Choline is a building block for the nerve cells and helps our bodies create the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
It protects the myelin sheath and improves nerve function when combined with vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
Now, choline has been well studied to improve mental health and cognitive function in aging.
This is important, because according to new research from the World Journal of Diabetes, people with diabetes run a high risk of developing dementia and cognitive impairment.
There you have it! The 9 vitamins that reverse diabetes and repair damaged nerves.
This group of nutrients can also prevent and stop other diabetes complications, such as eye problems (retinopathy), kidney problems (nephropathy), gum disease, heart attack and stroke, and sexual problems in men and women.
To see our recommended solution, which combines all nine nutrients in one supplement to fix your blood sugar and erase neuropathy, click the link in the description.
As always, this video is educational and does not constitute medical advice; we are not doctors.
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