Do you have
numbness, tingling, burning, or pains
in your feet and legs?

It might be from LowB1

New research has shown that Vitamin B1 deficiency, a well-established cause of numbness, tingling, burning, and pains in the feet and legs, is far more common than previously thought. Until recently, Vitamin B1 deficiency, simply known as LowB1, had been relatively unrecognized.  It is now believed to affect millions of people in the US including diabetics, people 65 years of age and older, people who abuse alcohol, and many, many more.

Many physicians have incorporated this new information into their practices and have had dramatic success.  They have helped thousands of patients with numbness, tingling, burning, and pains in their feet and legs, safely and rapidly, by reversing LowB1 with a high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1.* 

Do you have
numbness, tingling, burning, or pains
in your feet and legs?

It might be from LowB1

New research has shown that Vitamin B1 deficiency, a well-established cause of numbness, tingling, burning, and pains in the feet and legs, is far more common than previously thought. Until recently, Vitamin B1 deficiency, simply known as LowB1, had been relatively unrecognized.  It is now believed to affect millions of people in the US including diabetics, people 65 years of age and older, people who abuse alcohol, and many, many more.

Many physicians have incorporated this new information into their practices and have had dramatic success.  They have helped thousands of patients with numbness, tingling, burning, and pains in their feet and legs, safely and rapidly, by reversing LowB1 with a high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1.*

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30 million people in the United States with numbness, tingling, burning, or pains in their feet and legs.
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3 million new cases in the United States of numbness, tingling, burning, or pains in their feet and legs each year.
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50 percent of diabetics develop numbness, tingling, burning, or pains in their feet and legs.
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18 percent of people with prediabetes suffer from numbness, tingling, burning, or pains in their feet and legs

Could you have LowB1?

Signs of LowB1
Who is at risk of LowB1
What causes LowB1?

Poor absorption or excessive urination of Vitamin B1 is often the cause of LowB1.

A high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1 is more successfully absorbed than dietary vitamin B1 and may reverse LowB1 in as little as 30 days.*

 

Why is Vitamin B1 necessary?

Adequate amounts of Vitamin B1 are essential for life and necessary for every cell in the body to convert carbohydrates into energy.  When energy levels are low, nerve cells in the body, from the feet to the brain, stop functioning properly.

What is LowB1?

LowB1, also known as Vitamin B1 deficiency, is a condition that has recently gained significant recognition by physicians as a frequent cause of numbness, tingling, burning, and pains in the feet and legs.

Because of recent research, thousands of physicians, within the past few years, have changed the way they approach the problem of patients suffering from these abnormal sensations.  There is a greater appreciation among physicians as to the impressive benefits associated with reversing LowB1. In a dramatic change in how they approach the problem, physicians now often successfully use a high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1. on their patients suffering from numbness, tingling, burning, and pains in their feet and legs.*

LowB1 is common in diabetics, the elderly and people who consume excessive amounts of alcohol over long periods of time.  LowB1 is thought to frequently occur in prediabetics, obese people and people taking certain medications–such as water pills.

How can I tell if I have LowB1?

If you suffer from numbness, tingling, burning, and pains in your feet and legs, you may have LowB1

What should I do if I think I may have LowB1?

If you believe the numbness, tingling, burning, and pains you feel in your feet and legs may be from LowB1, you should take a safe and proven high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1.  If you have LowB1 you may feel improvement in as little as 30 days.*

Why does the body need Vitamin B1?

Adequate amounts of Vitamin B1 are essential for life.  Vitamin B1 is necessary for every cell in the body to convert carbohydrates into energy.  Think of Vitamin B1 as the energy vitamin.  Nerve cells require more energy than all other cell types and, as such, problems with the functioning of nerves are generally the first and most common sign of LowB1 . In the feet and legs, LowB1 causes numbness, tingling, burning, and pains.  In the brain, LowB1  causes forgetfulness, decreased mental acuity, and loss of appetite.

Why would anyone who eats a healthy diet have LowB1?

Even if you eat a healthy diet you may still have LowB1–especially if you have numbness, tingling, burning, and pains in your feet and legs.  The problem is not the availability of Vitamin B1 in the diet.  The problem is generally associated with the absorption and retention of Vitamin B1.

The following conditions have been shown to cause LowB1

Diabetes.

Diabetics have 75% less Vitamin B1 circulating in their blood than people without diabetes.  This has been shown to be from excessive urination of Vitamin B1.  Diabetics on metformin are at even greater risk of Vitamin B1 deficiency because metformin blocks the absorption of Vitamin B1 from the intestines.

Alcohol abuse.

Alcoholics have long been known to suffer from Vitamin B1 deficiency. Until recently, this deficiency was thought to be from poor nutrition.  But new research has shown that alcohol damages the mechanism in the intestines by which Vitamin B1 is absorbed–causing LowB1.

Medications. 

Many medications can cause LowB1 including:

      • metformin–the most commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of diabetes–inhibits the absorption of Vitamin B1 from the intestines.
      • diuretics, also known as water pills, are used in the treatment of high blood pressure and swelling in the legs.  Diuretics can cause excessive urination of Vitamin B1–causing LowB1.
      • Drugs used in the treatment of cancer such as fluorouracil, paclitaxel, and nivolumab.
      • PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE CANCER YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT THE PHYSICIAN MANAGING YOUR TREATMENT BEFORE TAKING ANY DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS OR NUTRIENTS.

 

Advanced age.

Advanced age is known to cause many vitamin deficiencies including LowB1.  It is likely due to impaired absorption.

Obesity.

Obesity may cause LowB1.  A recent study found that 15-29% of obese people seeking weight loss surgery have LowB1.  It is thought that this may be due to impaired absorption.

Bariatric/weight loss surgery.

It has been found that many people who have undergone surgery for weight loss are unable to properly absorb Vitamin B1 from the intestines. This often causes LowB1.  

How common is LowB1?

Research has shown that most people with diabetes have LowB1 and that it is common in people who have chronically consumed excessive amounts of alcohol (either currently or in the past).  It frequently affects the elderly and the obese.  It is also common in a variety of other conditions. In short, the most current research on the issue would indicate that many millions of Americans may suffer from LowB1.  This helps to explain why so many people suffer from numbness, tingling, burning, and pain in their feet and legs.

How can I reverse LowB1?

As people get older Vitamin B1 is generally not very well absorbed from the intestines.  Poor absorption is often the cause of LowB1.  The superior absorption of a high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1 is often needed to rapidly and successfully reverse LowB1.*

Will any Vitamin B1 pill help reverse LowB1?

Studies have shown that many people have difficulty absorbing regular Vitamin B1 from the intestines.  Poor absorption is often the cause of LowB1.  A high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1 is much more successfully absorbed and when used as directed generally reverses LowB1 within the first 30 days.*

What about safety?

The use of a high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1  is extraordinarily safe.  It has been the subject of much scientific research over many decades and its safety is well established.

LowB1 and diabetes.

About one-half of all diabetics will develop numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains in their feet and legs.  The reasons for the breakdown in the functioning of the nerves in the feet and legs in diabetics is due to many factors.  One of these factors is LowB1.

A group of respected research scientists recently published a study that showed diabetics have 75% less circulating Vitamin B1 in their blood than non-diabetics.  They showed that this was due to excessive urination of thiamine by diabetics as compared to non-diabetics.

Studies have shown that reversing LowB1 in diabetes with the use of a high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1 generally improves the functioning of the nerves in the feet and legs within a month.*

LowB1 and prediabetes.

Recent studies have shown that 1 in 5 prediabetics suffer from numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains in their feet and legs.  Many have physicians have found  a high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1 helpful for these people.*

LowB1 and alcohol abuse.

Excessive and chronic alcohol consumption has been shown to have a toxic effect on the intestines, impairing the absorption of Vitamin B1.  As such, many people who have abused alcohol develop LowB1.  This can cause numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains in their feet and legs.  It can also cause impaired functioning of the brain.  The use of a high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1 has been shown to improve both numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains in the feet and legs and brain function in people who have abused alcohol excessively over long periods of time.*

LowB1 and Aging.

LowB1 is common in people older than 65 years of age and it likely causes the nerves in the feet and legs to function less successfully causing numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains in the feet and legs.  One study found that numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains in the feet and legs affects over 25% of people aged 65-75 and over 50% of people 85 years of age or older

LowB1 and being excessively heavy.

A recent study found 16% of obese people have LowB1 with over one half of them suffering from numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains in the feet and legs.  LowB1 affects about 1 in 5 of people after gastric bypass surgery.

LowB1 and medications.

Many medications can cause LowB1.  Some medications to be concerned about are:

  • metformin–the most commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of diabetes–inhibits the absorption of Vitamin B1 from the intestines.
  • diuretics, also known as water pills, are used in the treatment of high blood pressure and swelling in the legs.  Diuretics can cause excessive urination of Vitamin B1–causing LowB1.
  • Drugs used in the treatment of cancer such as fluorouracil, paclitaxel, and nivolumab.
  • PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE CANCER YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT THE PHYSICIAN MANAGING YOUR TREATMENT BEFORE TAKING ANY DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS OR NUTRIENTS.

LowB1 and mitochrondia.

Mitochondria are the powerplants of the cell.  Thousands of mitochondria are located in each nerve cell.  They produce the energy necessary for nerve cells to work properly.  Vitamin B1 is essential for this process and LowB1 impairs mitochondrial function.  In the nerves of the feet and legs, impaired mitochondrial function causes numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains.  Restoring Vitamin B1 levels improves mitochondrial function and is believed to be directly responsible for decreasing these symptoms.  This is why supplying your mitochondria with adequate amounts of Vitamin B1 is an essential first step in trying to reverse numbness, tingling, burning, and/or shooting pains in your feet and legs.*

How does LowB1 affect brain function?

Vitamin B1 is absolutely essential for the brain to function properly. Even minor deficiencies can cause forgetfulness, decreased mental acuity, and loss of appetite. The reversal of LowB1 may improve brain function.*

What should I do if I think I may have LowB1?

If you believe the numbness, tingling, burning, and pains you feel in your feet and legs may be from LowB1, you should take a safe and proven high-potency bioactive form of Vitamin B1.  If you have LowB1you may feel improvement in as little as 30 days.*

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