Around 50-80% of diabetics will develop neuropathy (nerve damage) unless preventative measures are taken. This damage can feel like burning, shooting pains, tingling, numbness, and increased sensitivity with touch.
Eliminating the underlying causes of neuropathy and giving nerves the nutritional support they need to heal are critical steps in pain management. A number of studies have shown that diabetic nerve pain can improve through supplementation with the powerful antioxidants and researched ingredients we use. They key is in the doses and amounts that you will find in each one of our capsules.
Also, of utmost importance, good blood sugar control is essential to allow nerves to repair and prevent further damage - which is why Diabetes Doctor offers lifestyle education and nutritional supplements to comprehensively help support better blood sugars.
WATCH to learn about common causes of nerve damage and how the researched ingredients we use can help. (There are captions to read if you don't want to play volume.)
Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules once daily with food and water. May split to 1 capsule twice daily, if preferred.
Dose per Serving (2 capsules)
Horse Chestnut Seed Extract
Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12)
NERVE MIRACLE™ provides comprehensive support for your nerves with 4 key ingredients:
1. ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID
This powerful antioxidant, when used at doses of 600mg/day or more, has been shown to be beneficial in diabetic neuropathy (study 1, study 2). The dose is extremely important – as this is TWICE the amount that is needed for blood sugar lowering (and generally 4-6 times more than you will get in any other combination supplement out there). Its primary role is destroying harmful free radicals that destroy body cells, including nerve cells.
Additionally, evidence suggests that alpha-lipoic acid, at doses of at least 300mg/day orally for 4-8 weeks improves insulin sensitivity, fasting blood glucose levels, and glucose clearance in patients with type 2 diabetes. Results showed that fasting blood glucose and HbA1c trended to decrease in a dose-dependent manner.
2. VITAMIN B12
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common cause of nerve damage. B12 is essential for nerve function and maintaining the strength of the protective covering (myelin sheath) that surrounds nerve cells. You are also significantly more likely to have Vitamin B12 deficiency if you are taking Metformin due to vitamin B12 malabsorption.
Supplementation with Vitamin B12 has substantial research showing powerful benefits and improved nerve pain by up to 75% in studies ranging from 8 weeks to 4 months (study 1, study 2, study 3), showing the importance of long-term continuation of supplements.
We use methylcobalamin as our Vitamin B12 form - which is absorbed and used more efficiently than cyanocobalamin, the more common form of vitamin B12 found in most supplements. Its effects on nerve pain are potentiated when combined with alpha-lipoic acid.
3. VITAMIN D3
Evidence has shown that Vitamin D deficiency itself can cause pain, let alone make existing pain worse. There is research to support that the lower the Vitamin D level, the higher the intensity of pain. Supplementation with the active form of Vitamin D (D3) can replenish low levels which can provide pain relief and supporting health of small nerve fibers.
4. HORSE CHESTNUT SEED EXTRACT
Healthy leg vein circulation is a vital component to nerve health. Horse Chestnut Seed's benefits in chronic venous insufficiency are well-documented. Escin, the active component extracted from the herb, promotes blood circulation through the veins and, therefore, can reduce swelling and inflammation of the legs. It is thought to work by improving vein strength and blocking elements that cause vein damage.
Over a dozen clinical studies totaling over 10,000 patients have shown that taking horse chestnut seed extract can reduce symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency – such as pain, tiredness, itching, dry skin, and swelling in the legs. Horse chestnut seed extract even seems to work as well as compression stockings, but is much easier to use! (study 1, study 2, study 3, study 4).
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?
While some patients notice relief in as little as 1-2 weeks- most will after 5 weeks, with full benefits generally experienced after 90 days of use. It takes time for the vitamin levels to build up and replenish in the body. The water-soluble nutrients (Vitamin B12) work faster than the fat-soluble nutrients (Vitamin D). This also allows time for the inflammation and circulation benefits to take effect. After 90 days, it is important to maintain consistent use to preserve a healthy environment for nerves.
HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S WORKING?
Obvious signs will be relief of aggravating symptoms (tingling, numbness, burning, and pain). Some people may experience complete relief while others report slight relief. We have had testimonials of patients saying they can “walk further” or have “less numbness” than before starting NERVE MIRACLE. Even slight relief can be meaningful. Other people may experience more subtle benefits like improved circulation and less inflammation that promote and keep nerves healthy over time to help reduce further nerve damage.
CAN ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID GIVE ME HEARTBURN?
Occasionally, people have reported acid-reflux (i.e. heartburn like symptoms) related to Alpha-Lipoic Acid, one key ingredient in our supplement. Although many people are able to take both capsules at once without heartburn, we recommend splitting the dose to 1 capsule twice daily with a meal and a full glass of water to minimize the risk.
WHAT CAUSES DIABETIC NEUROPATHY?
High blood sugars are the #1 cause! Good blood sugar control is paramount for nerve health. This product won’t work well if sugars are uncontrolled and it is imperative to correct them. We offer other products such as 24 HOUR DAILY SUPPORT and SUGAR-BLOCKER which can help. Inflammation, poor circulation, and deficiencies in Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D are also common sources of damage and tend to be more frequent in people who have diabetes - especially if you take Metformin.
CAN I TAKE THIS WITH PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS?
CAN I TAKE THIS WITH OTHER DIABETES DOCTOR™ PRODUCTS?
Yes this can be taken with any of our products and are designed to be used in combination to provide synergistic benefits.
Can't take them
Didn't realize I couldn't take these if I already have kidney disease, which is a big disappointment. I'm already taken the vitamin in the product, and I don't see that the essential oils that are included are a big deal. I study and regularly use essential oils, so I have to check with my nephrologist to see if it really is okay to take this product.
Good product! It works for me.
I can tell it is working