Neuropathy Treatment, Your Health, and Vitamin B2

In neuropathy and pain treatment, we find supplementation is often needed to provide maximum health benefits.

Do know what a vitamin is? By definition, a vitamin is something our bodies can’t make on their own, that we must get from food.

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A vitamin is something our bodies can’t make on their own–that we must get from food.

These are essential to life! Deficiencies, poor absorption, or, sometimes, low vitamin levels can make us feel just lousy.

But sometimes they can make us sick—or even kill us!

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is a key player in neuropathy treatment too!

This yellowish substance is easily destroyed by light. It’s found in leafy vegetables, almonds, beans and peas, organ meats, and mushrooms.

So, as you can imagine, too many of us just don’t get enough from food. This is really important in neuropathy treatment, because b2 is a key co-factor.

Co-factors are non-protein chemicals that bind to or join up with larger molecules in the body to make them work.

And in this case, the vitamin B2 co factors called FAD and FMN are responsible for a wide variety of key body functions. This is crucial for neuropathy patients, because they help us burn or metabolize our food efficiently, and help turn our food into cell and nerve energy!

Although we need only a little every day, not getting enough, or not absorbing it due to intestinal issues can cause symptoms ranging from fatigue, to cracked scaly skin, and inflammation of the mouth and tongue.

In fact, one of the classic signs of deficiency is what’s called angular chelates—where cracks appear at the corner of your mouth.

This is critical to be aware of, because neuropathy can be associated with intestinal diseases, and things like colitis and alcohol abuse.

Diabetes (so often part of neuropathy), heart disease, and taking some medications, including birth control pills, can raise the need for this key nutrient.

Higher dosages of riboflavin are used to treat migraines and even some eye diseases.

In neuropathy and pain treatment, we find supplementation is often needed to provide maximum health benefits.

Once again, eating the NeuropathyDR Diet Plan way will help neuropathy treatment go better—and help you feel and look your very best!

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