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I have a condition called burning mouth syndrome.


Q. Dear Terry, “I have a condition called burning mouth syndrome. My tongue burns and the pain is unbearable. I am currently under the care of a pain management doctor. Do you have any suggestions that may help?” — Ellen S., Syracuse, NY

A. Dear Ellen, I do have some recommendations that you may find helpful. However, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.

Start with a combination of high-absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address the pain you are experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking one to two capsules of this blend three times a day.

I would also recommend taking vitamin B6, blended with a highly absorbable magnesium, like magnesium glycinate chelate. In addition to optimizing vitamin B6 metabolism, magnesium in the glycinate form delivers a good dose of magnesium to help with muscle relaxation and resistance to nerve excitability, and is much less likely to cause the loose stools that are often associated with taking magnesium. Look for a formula that contains the active form of B6 – pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P). Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements, because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. Take two capsules of this formula twice daily.

You may also want to consider adding a good B complex supplement to your daily regimen. I recommend taking 50 mg of B Complex three times daily.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

 

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