Breakthrough Relief for Neuropathy
Friend, I don’t need to tell you how diabetic neuropathy can literally RUIN your quality of life.
The stabbing, burning pain from years of nerve damage… especially in your feet… can make walking pure AGONY.
And it can make getting a good night’s sleep almost impossible.
So how does mainstream medicine handle people with diabetic nerve pain?
They may stick you on a drug like pregabalin… where two of the most common side effects are drowsiness and dizziness!
Are you KIDDING? Drowsy and dizzy… when you’re already unsteady on your feet?
Talk about an accident waiting to happen!
You deserve fast… and SAFE… relief from your diabetic nerve pain.
Luckily, there’s a natural treatment that’s delivered amazing results for people just like you.
And it comes from chili peppers, of all places.
Cooling the Burn… with Hot Peppers?!
The idea of putting something made from hot chili peppers on your burning feet may sound a little crazy.
But once you give capsaicin a try, you may wonder how you ever lived without it.
Capsaicin is a compound derived from chili peppers, and it’s been used for decades to help relieve pain.
In fact, it’s so effective that it’s actually BANNED at the Olympics for horse-riding events. They think it gives the horses an unfair advantage!
But I’m sure you won’t mind getting an “unfair advantage” over that nerve pain that’s been making life miserable.
Capsaicin seems to work by depleting levels of something known as “Substance P.”
That’s a big deal, because Substance P transmits pain signals from your nerve cells to your brain.
So less Substance P can mean fewer pain signals… and less pain.
In one eight-week study out of Vermont, 22 patients with diabetic neuropathy got either a placebo or a 0.075% topical capsaicin solution applied four times a day.
In terms of pain intensity, the capsaicin group got FOUR TIMES more relief than the poor folks stuck with the placebo.
Another eight-week study involving nearly 300 men and women with diabetic nerve pain turned in equally impressive results. The patients who had the 0.075% capsaicin solution four times a day experienced:
- Significant reductions in pain, compared to the placebo group.
- Nearly TWICE the improvement in their ability to walk, work and participate in recreational activities (talk about life-changing!).
- And much better sleep, too!
Putting Capsaicin to Work
Capsaicin is becoming a trusted, natural pain-relief aid. You can find it online at retailers like Amazon, and your local pharmacy may even carry some capsaicin creams.
Though this result is not typical, one Amazon review of a popular capsaicin cream said, “Have been suffering from Neuropathy in my feet since the completion of two spinal surgeries. Relief was substantial and immediate. Smile radiated from my face immediately according to my wife (who had tolerated my uncomfortable frown for months).”
You should never use capsaicin on broken skin or with a heating pad.
And you might experience a warming sensation when you first apply capsaicin.
That should go away after a little while, but if you’re concerned about it irritating your skin, just apply a small drop of it first and see how you feel.
Another important note…
Lots of the capsaicin products on the market are sold at lower concentrations, and it doesn’t take much capsaicin to get results.
But the Food and Drug Administration has also approved a long-lasting 8% capsaicin patch for nerve pain. It’s called Qutenza and it requires a prescription.
(Note: We’re an independent publisher of health information. We do not sell capsaicin or Qutenza or benefit in any way if you purchase some. We suggest using your own judgment and always talking to your doctor if you’re interested in learning more about capsaicin or Qutenza.)
We hope you found this report useful.
Here’s to less pain and better sleep in your future.
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