Vitamin B12 and Bell’s Palsy

I would have to say that the majority of people don’t realize that everything your body needs to become and stay healthy can be found in healthy foods and natural supplements. One such supplement that is highly overlooked is vitamin b-12.

Many healthcare professionals, especially ones supportive of holistic medicine, contend that "vitamin B12 is necessary for energy production in every cell in your body, and vital for your health." So, if you’re not getting enough B12 – and millions of people aren’t – you may be vitamin B12 deficient. It can cause heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, Alzheimer’s, aneurysm, kidney disease, erectile dysfunction, and many other ailments.

As medical studies have concluded, nearly every system in your body is affected by B12 deficiency, including the neurologic, hematologic, immunologic, vascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and genitourinary system.

Dr. David Brownstein, a board-certified family physician and one of the foremost American practitioners of holistic medicine says, that "the list of vitamin B12-deficient illnesses is almost endless and includes Alzheimer’s disease, depression, mania, psychosis, neuropathies, body aches and pains, infertility, heart disease, urinary incontinence, migraine headaches, Bell’s palsy, and restless legs."

One illness that caught my eye, and is now plaguing a friend of mine, is Bell’s palsy. I know it’s only one of the illnesses that is related to vitamin B12 deficiency, but I thought I’d look into it a little closer. After all it is related to the subject of this article.

What is Bell’s palsy?

"Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes the facial muscles to weaken or become paralyzed. It’s caused by trauma to the 7th cranial nerve, and is not permanent. The condition is named for Sir Charles Bell, a Scottish surgeon who studied the nerve and its innervation of the facial muscles 200 years ago." [1]

"The nerve (7th cranial) that controls your facial muscles passes through a narrow corridor of bone on its way to your face. If this nerve becomes inflamed and swollen – usually from infection with a virus – it gets pinched in this tight corridor. Pressure from the bone can damage the protective covering of the nerve and interfere with communication between the nerve and your facial muscles, resulting in weakness and paralysis." [2]

How is Bell’s palsy treated?

Although time seems to be a key element, along with anti-inflammatory drugs, to the healing process, the Mayo Clinic’s web site states that, some people with Bell’s palsy may benefit from these alternatives:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback training
  • Vitamin therapy – specifically B-12, B-6 and zinc [2]

A Bell’s palsy information site says "many of the B vitamins are essential for proper nervous system functioning. Addition of a basic B-complex vitamin to the daily routine may be a good idea during recovery. B12 – when taken as part of a ‘B-complex’ vitamin, may help reduce inflammations and strengthen the immune system." [3]

There is additional information available regarding the healing process of Bell’s palsy; however, there’s just not enough room within this article to post the information. If your looking for the best possible cure, go to Google and type in Bell’s palsy. The information is there, you just have to search for it. But may I suggest that vitamin B12, a natural supplement, may be your best bet.

If you have any of the symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency, like, fatigue, depressed mood, impaired perception of touch, nerve pain, headaches, slower reflexes, irritability, inability to focus, poor concentration, and suicidal tendencies, consider talking to your doctor or healthcare professional about taking a daily vitamin B12 supplement.

Since it’s a proven fact that vitamin B12 is very important to maintaining a healthy body, in my mind, it makes sense to try it. That’s exactly what my friend is doing to treat his bout with Bell’s palsy. He has begun taking an increased dose of TriVita’s Sublingual B12 along with TriVita’s Sonoran Bloom Nopalea, a natural inflammation fighter.

With TriVita’s Sublingual B12, you can be assured that your body is getting the B vitamins it needs. The original, patented formula bypasses the digestive system, speeding the nutrients directly to your bloodstream, where they can go to work immediately.

If you’re not sure you’re getting the daily requirement of this all important vitamin, ask your doctor or healthcare professional if taking a b-12 supplement is right for you. If they say yes, try TriVita’s patented Sublingual B-12.

To learn more about TriVita’s Sublingual Vitamin B-12, click on the previous link.

Jeffrey Sloe
Independent TriVita Business Affiliate, 12871028


The above information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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