A Nutritional Approach to Managing Patients with Numbness, Tingling, Burning, and/or Shooting Pains in the Feet and Legs.*
A Natural Dietary Supplement That Nourishes the Nerves
What is Alaplex™?
Alaplex™ is a powerful supplement that combines BOTH Alpha Lipoic Acid and Benfotiamine along with other ingredients including; Riboflavin, Niacinamide, D- Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine HCl, Biotin, Folic Acid, Methylcobalamine, Choline Bitartrate, Inositol, and Parsley Leaf Powder. This combination therapy is now available for in-office dispensing in a single capsule to help alleviate the painful symptoms of DPN. Contact your Tetra representative to learn more about this new therapy for your diabetic patients
Studies have shown favorable outcomes with B complex vitamins, especially B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacinamide), B5 (D- Calcium Pantothenate), B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), B7 ( Biotin), B9 (Folic Acid), B12 (Methylcobalamine). Numerous recent studies show that the combination of B complex vitamins and ALA significantly improves the symptoms of neuropathy after 12 weeks of supplementation.
What is Benfotiamine?
Benfotiamine is enhanced thiamin. Thiamin (also called Thiamine and Vitamin B1) helps turn the food you eat into the energy you need. Thiamin is important for the growth, development, and function of the cells in your body. You can develop thiamin deficiency if you don’t get enough thiamin in the foods you eat or if your body eliminates too much or absorbs too little thiamin. Thiamin deficiency can cause loss of weight and appetite, confusion, memory loss, muscle weakness, and heart problems. Severe thiamin deficiency leads to a disease called beriberi with the added symptoms of tingling and numbness in the feet and hands, loss of muscle, and poor reflexes. Beriberi is not common in the United States and other developed countries. A more common example of thiamin deficiency in the United States is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, which mostly affects people with alcoholism. It causes tingling and numbness in the hands and feet, severe memory loss, disorientation, and confusion.
What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Alpha-lipoic acid or ALA is a naturally occurring compound that’s made in the body. It serves vital functions at the cellular level, such as energy production. ALA is an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect against damage to the body’s cells. There are food sources of ALA such as yeast, organ meats like liver and heart, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes. However, ALA from food does not appear to produce a noticeable increase in the level of free ALA in the body. Studies show that about 30% to 40% of the oral dose of an ALA supplement is absorbed. Studies have shown that ALA is a valuable therapeutic option for diabetic neuropathy.
If Benfotiamine is So Effective, Why Add the other B-Complex Vitamins?
The neurotropic B vitamins B1 (thiamine), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12(cobalamin) are essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Studies have found a biochemical synergy becomes apparent in many different pathways in the nervous system, particularly in the peripheral nervous system as exemplified by their combined use in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.
Suggested Use: Two capsules once a day, preferably with meals. Alaplex™ does not contain artificial color, flavor or sweetener; preservatives; milk; lactose; wheat; fish; crustacean shellfish; tree nuts; peanuts; soybeans; or added sodium.
Alaplex™ is a registered trademark of Jacob Paige Medical. Alaplex™ is exclusively distributed in the United States by The Tetra Corporation.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.