I came from the sport of bicycle road racing, where I logged over 750,000 miles in the saddle spanning over 23 yrs in foot compressing cycling shoes.
Had I of done so barefoot or even in huarache running sandals like Lunas (see right panel clickable image on Luna Ultra Running Sandals) I would not have compressed and atrophied my feet so badly.
Instead I had these $1250 custom made “Foot Coffins” that over time adhesed or crushed all the components of each foot into an atrophied mess when it comes to being a bipedal human. That included nerve covering damage to my right foot exasterbated by a B12 deficiency.
Notice the carbon fiber soles above… Like wearing splints on both feet for hours, months, years at a time… in terms of effect upon the muscles that stabilize and strengthen feet.
In my late teens to early twenties, I began to experience “hot feet” a lot on hot days. I thought it had something to do with the heat but have since learned that it really didn’t…
I used to take my precious hydrating water of which a bike could only carry a couple pints in bottles back then and squirt the tops of my feet just above the toes to try to “put out the fire” that sometimes felt so hot I would undo my shoe velcros and slip my feet out of the shoes while they were still attached to the pedals and simply rested my feet on top of the shoes and rode on until my feet became bearable again..If they ever did….
Fast forwards to about 6 yrs ago I now averaging about 15 miles a day 5 days a week commuting and doing a 30+ mile run on my days off. Then suddenly I got an intense shooting hot pain that felt like it was between the big toes metatarsals and the next toe over from it.
It was so intense that I literally had to stop running and call for a ride home and could not land on the ball of my right foot for any reason. I spent days trouble shooting it…. Pouring through forums, post, blogs, medical sites…. Eventually I ruled out a stress fracture…. I began to realize it was in a rather large nerve between the metatarsals….
Most medical oriented sites tried to steer prospects towards either surgery or cortisone injections of what everyone reported did nothing but make matters worse. Every running forum told me to get the latest insert or orthotic or special shoe….
Then I came upon mention of one the symptoms of B12 – Methylcobalamin deficiency is the fatty outer layer of nerves eroding, allowing the internal electrical charge to leak out into the surround tissues.
That’s exactly what it felt like! Further research regarding the symptoms of B12 deficiency led me to realize my entire family tree was riddled with the following symptoms and many had literally died from undiagnosed – misdiagnosed – improperly treated symptoms.
Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to vitamin B12 deficiency anemia. A mild deficiency may cause only mild, if any, symptoms. But if untreated, it may cause symptoms such as:
- Weakness, tiredness, or light-headedness
- Rapid heartbeat and breathing
- Pale skin
- Sore tongue
- Easy bruising or bleeding, including bleeding gums
- Stomach upset and weight loss
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Neuropathy of the feet
- Chronic Fatigue
- Frequent Falls
- Forgetfulness to name a few
One of the weird things about B12 is there is several different versions or analogs of it on the market. Most of them if consumed will never make it into the inside of the cells that need the tiny bit of cobalt at the core of the molecule for proper metabolism. There are tons of good reads out there on B12. The one that opened my eyes was one by a former E.R. Nurse – Sally Pacholok RN and her husband who was head of ER for many years. That they discovered just in the ER alone that was being routinely overlooked and misdiagnosed will shock you to the core as you both self examine your body and reflect on those you know or have known for some time.
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My big issue is that most forms of oral b12 don’t make it to the receptor sites in the intestines to be transported all the way to the systems that need it and some that do are the wrong type of B12 and end up stuck in the bloodstream and can’t go any further. This creates a chemical mess in the bloodstream triggering the kidneys to pump it all out into your pee turning it bright yellow.
I am not a fan of sticking needles into my body monthly or with any kind of frequency although the medical side claims this is the best way to get a month’s worth in one shot.
I also kept reading methylcobalamin, the form that is appropriate for humans combined with B6 and some other elements can trigger the regeneration of damaged nerve sheaths.
Most don’t think too much of their nervous systems health and fueling but the human nervous system is massive…
To give you an idea how much so… Just the digestive system alone contains as many nerve endings as the entire spinal column does! Think about that for a minute…
The Nervous system is constantly doing “biochemical transactions” that affect all bodily systems.
Think about how many system wide symptoms one could manifest if just one of the perhaps millions of organo-compounds was missing from your diet for any reason chronically?
And we are told….”We are just becoming “old…”
Once I incorporated the proprietary formula available via the link below at a dose of 2 cap 2 times per day with fruit, the pain in my foot was reduced by 85% in just 36 hours allowing me to end a frustrating 3 months off from running and instantaneously return to 15 miles per day with no loss of fitness and with greater functionality of my right foot than I’d known in all my adult life.
Over time I am also experiencing more efficient digestion and needing less foods and even water.
I sweat less also. My resting heart rate normal has eased back to down to what it was in my early 20’s of 30 beats per minute instead of 38 at the time I wake up in the morning. My max heart rate has done the same thing on the upper end of the scale by returning to 196 instead of 191.
My source for this “Regenerative B12 Formula”