Ben­e­fits of high doses of vi­ta­min B

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Ben­e­fits of High Dose Vi­ta­min B in Nerve Care

Neu­rotropic B vi­ta­mins con­trib­ute to nerve care via dif­fer­ent bio­chem­i­cal mech­a­nisms. They nour­ish and help re­gen­er­ate nerves; these vi­ta­mins are thi­amine (B1), pyri­dox­ine (B6), and cobal­amin (B12). Each of these B vi­ta­mins has been found to have unique es­sen­tial roles, which con­trib­utes to nerve func­tion.

Vi­ta­min B1 is in­volved in en­ergy me­tab­o­lism, helps in main­tain­ing the myelin sheath which cov­ers the axon of nerves, and in the syn­the­sis of key sig­nalling mol­e­cules in the ner­vous sys­tem known as neu­ro­trans­mit­ters. Vi­ta­min B6 is in­volved in the syn­the­sis of neu­ro­trans­mit­ters (key sig­nal­ing mol­e­cules in the ner­vous sys­tem). Vi­ta­min B12 is in­volved in nerve cell mat­u­ra­tion and re­gen­er­a­tion, nerve cell me­tab­o­lism and for­ma­tion of nerve myelin sheaths.

In pop­u­la­tions at risk of neu­ropa­thy, such as peo­ple with di­a­betes and those with el­e­vated risk of B vi­ta­min de­fi­ciency, early de­tec­tion and treat­ment of neu­ropa­thy is cru­cial to avoid ir­re­versible dam­age to nerves.

As part as our con­tin­u­ous ini­tia­tives to raise aware­ness on the im­por­tance of healthy nerves, Merck is pro­vid­ing nerve test us­ing bio­th­e­siome­ter at se­lected phar­ma­cies na­tion­wide. We hope to en­cour­age con­sumers to take the first step in iden­ti­fy­ing pos­si­ble nerve dam­age and seek fur­ther med­i­cal con­sul­ta­tion or treat­ment if needed. For more in­for­ma­tion on the event, please email to­ck­

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