NerveRenew from Neuropathy Treatment Group is a supplement that they claim is a breakthrough for the treatment of nerve pain. They promise NerveRenew will reduce numbness and tingling or pain, improve balance, and lessen anxiety. They add NerveRenew’s proprietary Vitamin B1, B12, and R-Alpha Lipoic Acid formula is backed by science as well as a one-year money back guarantee.
What is Neuropathic Pain?
Neuropathic (or nerve) pain is a very common side effect of people that suffer from diabetes, chemotherapy, vitamin deficiencies, or alcoholism. Often it is accompanied by a tingling sensation in the fingers or toes, numbness or even sharp pain. It is believed to due to damage in the sending or receiving of nerve impulses.
But because the human nervous system is so complex (we have nerve endings all over our bodies) we don’t fully understand how it works and how to treat it. Some anti-seizure medications have been shown to help as well as some antidepressants. Some doctors prescribe capsaicin cream, made from hot chili peppers, which can burn at first, but seems to be effective. Physical therapy and surgery are also options. The most important thing is to consult with a physician first before taking any medications.
The NerveRenew Pitch
NerveRenew practices the long-form pitch with personal anecdotes from Wes Jones, who is said to be the president of the Neuropathy Treatment Group as well as testimonials from alleged patients and quotes from clinical research. While long form pitches like these may appear to contain a lot of information, they are also designed to draw you in emotionally, resulting in a successful conversion (meaning sale, in ad speak).
The main ingredient they tout is benfotiamine, derived from vitamin B1, which they state has been shown to promote nerve regeneration with no side effects. While About.Health agrees that small studies have shown benfotiamine helpful for diabetic-related nerve pain, they conclude there is still a lack of supporting research to recommend it for any health condition.
NerveRenew also claims to use Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in the making of NerveRenew, which they state means their product is safe and pure. However, you should know that GMP is voluntary and a third-party verification is not required. In 2013, the FDA cited 70% of dietary firms they inspected for GMP violations.
NerveRenew Cost and Guarantee
NerveRenew offers a one-month supply for $69.97, three-months for $138.97, or a 2-week trial for $6.97. If you sign up for the trial, 2 weeks after you order it (not when it arrives) you will be charged $49.97 and enrolled in a monthly shipment program. They state you can cancel at anytime by calling 1-888-840-7142.
NerveRenew also boasts a one-year money back guarantee. However it should be noted this is only for your most recent order, minus shipping and handling. In other words, if you try it for one year, you will only get one month’s worth of a refund.
Bottom Line: Is NerveRenew a Scam?
Nerve pain affects a great many people who are in search of effective relief, so it’s easy to see why the claims of NerveRenew are so tempting. But there’s a few things we’d like to recommend to you.
First, if you drink excessive amounts of alcohol or smoke, both BrightReviews and the Mayo Clinic recommend cutting back or quitting – this may reduce or eliminate your pain. Diabetics should regularly check and care for their feet by soaking them. A good diet rich with garlic, onions, and leeks will give you the Vitamin B1/benfotiamine you may need. (You may also need to invest in some breath mints.)
If you’ve tried these home remedies, talk to your physician first before taking NerveRenew or any other supplements, as they may have complications with medicines you are on as well as side effects.
If he does recommend a B Vitamin or other supplements, look for a company that backs its GMP with an independent analysis from US Pharmacopeia (USP). You can find a list of them here.
Let us know your experience with NerveRenew below!
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