How It Works:
Growing research and evidence points to the use of supplemental vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to support healthy nerve function, and blood sugar metabolism.* The ingredients in Healthy Feet and Nerves have been carefully selected for anyone who has concerns with healthy glucose metabolism and nerve function throughout the body, but especially in the feet.*1
B-vitamins: Thiamin (vitamin B1) and Riboflavin (vitamin B2) are also critical nutrients for anyone with nerve health concerns. The active form of vitamin B6, known as pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P), vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), and folic acid (methylfolate) do not require conversion by the liver, and can go to work right away.* B-vitamins are known for their support of healthy blood sugar levels already within normal limits, carbohydrate metabolism (assisting our body in turning food into energy) and healthy nerve system structure and response.*1-7
Niacin: Niacin supports healthy cholesterol, which is a key factor for anyone with concerns about blood sugar levels and blood vessel health.*8
Pantothenic Acid:Pantothenic Acid is a B-vitamin and sometimes referred to as “vitamin B5”. In the body, pantothenic acid is primary active as Coenzyme A and as acyl carrier protein, and is involved in many important functions throughout the body, including healthy tissue formation.*9,10
Alpha-lipoic acid: Alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to boost levels of glutathione, one of the body’s natural free-radical fighters, which keeps nerve tissue healthy and functioning properly. Clinical studies have shown that use of supplemental alpha-lipoic acid can support healthy blood sugar and nerve health.*11,12
Essential trace minerals, chromium and zinc: Chromium in the form of chromium nicotinate has been shown to support healthy insulin response.*13-16 Zinc is especially important for healthy tissue formation and maintenance.*17
The chromium nicotinate and zinc provided in Healthy Feet and Nerves is a chelated mineral using The Real Amino Acid Chelate System (TRAACS®), so they can be readily absorbed and used by the body.*
BosPure® boswellia: Healthy Feet and Nerves provides BosPure® boswellia, and assures that at least 10% of the extract includes acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) – that greatly increases its benefit.*18-20
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