A Vitamin B-1 derivative (Benfotiamine) some folks with neuropathy say is a miracle, also improves thinking and helps save your declining diabetic eye sight or retinopathy?
Thiamine, B-1 is a water soluble vitamin that does not stick around in your body very long. Turns out Benfotiamine is a fat soluble vitamin version my research shows, that has the advantage is it hangs around long enough to do some good.
Benfotiamine research indicates was originally developed for alcoholic neuritis.
Diabetic neuropathy, patients have been having excellent results with it taking 600 mg per day. Two 150 mg morning and two at night. Most seem to succeed with that amount though some taking up to 900 daily. Can try lower level once get it working.
Normally, I do not suggest any supplements unless I have tried them myself. However, my neuropathy is so under control from my sunshine treatments (previously could not feel the brake pedal etc.) that would likely not detect any improvement others would notice right away.
So I am likely no longer a good human test guinea pig and tell you about it personally not tested since reports are very good that it works for nearly all. and anything that helps as much as users claim this does, I do not want to delay a second in getting it to you. Also my blood glucose A1C is already out of even the pre diabetic reading and blood pressure is already extremely low, would not likely detect any major change.
Here is what Swanson Vitamins says about it so sounds like ideal for all diabetics, neuropathy or not… no personal experience here…
Supports normal glucose utilization by stimulating transketolase, the enzyme essential for maintaining normal glucose metabolic pathways. Normal glucose levels are also vital for the promotion of endothelial cell health in the kidneys and retinas.
Swanson sells these online or phone for $6.59 plus shipping so looks like 600 mg area would cost around 45 cents a day…
Item #: SWU271 should be also available locally. Swanson packaging is 80 mg 120 Caps
Some suggest the combination B-100 (wide range of B Vitamins) Sustained Release capsules work for helping neuropathy and this is not as expensive. Both may be helpful. No personal experience with either one.
Item #: OL016
Now here are other supplements that I have suggested all diabetics take, and particularly those that have neuropathy, includes some that never did much noticeable for me but are so highly recommended by the experts, I take them and since everything seems to work while taking them I have never stopped, not easy to tell which ones I could drop.
All are relatively inexpensive.
Chromium Picolinate, up to 1000 mg daily, I take 200 mg twice a day…
All diabetics should take that one…..my lesser quantity… perhaps. Also if overweight will really make a difference for most.
L-Arginine, most recommended supplement for neuropathy, I take 900 mg daily.
You should of course take a good multi vitamins etc that includes all of the B vitamins, including vitamin B-2 and of course take a quantity of Magnesium Oxide, at least 800 mg a day…(diabetics pee this out and nearly all are really short,)
If you are on dark chocolate therapy that we recommend, remember you do get a lot of magnesium from that source. Dark chocolate therapy is our number one “open up your pipes helper” (1/4 teaspoon 100% dark chocolate Hershey?s, or more every six hours, no sugar, no milk) and that is what you need for getting circulation back to your feet and your brain.
All Of course should be taking 3 mg of Melatonin at Night before going to bed and if have trouble sleeping take another 3 mg later over night since has about a four hour life. This has all sorts of benefits, particularly helping senior sleep.
Your body slows down making its own starting at 25. By 50, almost none produced. Very inexpensive. New studies show benefits for diabetics.
So all the things here that help your foot problem will also help your thinking and declining memory problem and likely help prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s and prevent loss of eye site.
Alpha lopic acid is a must supplement for all diabetics so assume you are taking that. I take 300 mg twice a day.
If you have any injury to your feet or hard to heal area, take zinc tablets and pycnogenol until healed or any time anything not working right. This is much more serious problem then you think until you have it happen and nothing is healing.
Also most diabetics have been taking Vanadium Sulfate, I take 5 mg twice a day though one doctor who I know who has diabetes herself says she would not take it. It mimics insulin and I have been taking it 7 years.
If you are concerned about Alzheimer’s, include 250 mg twice a day of Niacinamide as preventive that studies show works.
Of course while on the subject……be sure taking 1/4 or more teaspoon four times a day of cinnamon, add cumin and or turmeric to your fiber mixture etc. daily,
Chia seeds, onions, garlic and vinegar all worked in there daily will help lower both blood sugar and blood pressure.