Vitamin-B Deficiencies — A closer look at Vitamin B1, B6 and B12 Deficiency.

Author: Michelle Dateling (B.Optom, Dip.Sports Vision; MBA)

B-Complex Deficiency is often associated with tingling in hands and feet, tiredness, confusion, and forgetfulness. The symptoms of a Vitamin B deficiency can also vary depending on which B vitamin you are deficient in. Let’s take a closer look at specifically Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Folate Deficiency. 

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency causes a condition known as Beriberi. Beriberi is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that develops if a person has a severe thiamine deficiency. 

Thiamine plays a role in many bodily functions like: 

  • Carbohydrate Metabolism 
  • Muscle Contraction 
  • Nerve Conduction 
  • Glucose Creation 
  • Digestive Acids Creation 

Vitamin B6 (Pyrodoxine) Deficiency is associated with Microcytic Anaemia, abnormalities in your brain waves, or in the electrical activity of your brain, dermatitis with cheilosis (scaling on the lips and cracks at the corners of the mouth) and glossitis (swollen tongue), depression and confusion, and weakened immune system. 

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Deficiency can cause a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, headaches, depression, pale or yellow skin, mental impairment, and pain and inflammation in the mouth and tongue. Many of the symptoms caused by low Vitamin B12 levels are not specific to Vitamin B12 Deficiency, which can cause the condition to go undetected. Folic Acid / Folate supplementation can also mask a Vitamin B12 Deficiency. 

Folate Deficiency can be associated with Megaloblastic Anaemia. A folate deficiency during pregnancy can lead to birth irregularities like Neural Tube Defects (Spina Bifida or Anencephaly). Folate helps to make DNA, repair DNA, produce red blood cells (RBCs) and neurotransmitters. Having a low Folate Status is linked to Depression. 

NeuroXCEL is an activated B-Complex supplement that contains Active Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Pyrophosphate), Active Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate), Active Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) and Active Folate (Vitamin B9 as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate). The benefits of having the active forms means that these specific B-Vitamins can be used by the body immediately to aid in the specific Vitamin B Deficiency. 

What is Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that results from damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves). People with Peripheral Neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning, or tingling and it often causes weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in the hands and feet. It can also affect other areas and body functions including digestion, urination, and circulation. 

Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes, and exposure to toxins, but the most common causes are Diabetes and B-Vitamin Deficiency. 

B-Vitamins including Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 are crucial to maintain nerve health, thus making these vitamins extremely beneficial in supporting the treatment of neuropathy. Vitamin B6 (Pyrodoxine) may help to maintain the covering on nerve endings (Myelin Sheaths), Vitamin B1(Thiamine) is thought to assist with the lowering of pain and inflammation levels and preventing cellular damage. Without treatment a Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage. 

The Active B-Vitamins contained in NeuroXCEL may be beneficial to assist with the symptoms associated with Peripheral Neuropathy.  

NeuroXCEL contains Active Vitamin B1 to assist with the lowering of pain and inflammation levels and prevention of cellular damage, Active Vitamin B6 to help maintain the covering on nerve endings as well as Active Vitamin B12. Without treatment a Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage. 

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