A supplement for neuropathic pain.
No scammy advertising
Based on a solid scientific foundation
Presence of moneyback guarantee
Stock photo conspicuously used as testimonial
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Is Nerve Renew by the Neuropathy Treatment Group a scam or not? From all I’ve gathered so far about the product, it is NOT a scam, and it may be especially helpful for those suffering from diabetic neuropathy. Read my review to find out all you need to know about this supplement, and why you should give it a shot if you qualify to use it.
Nerve Renew was created in May 2010. It is a vitamin-fortified herbal supplement aimed at alleviating the symptoms of neuropathy. For those who don’t know, neuropathy is a general term used to describe the disturbance of the functions of the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. The most common neuropathies usually affect the hands and feet, with symptoms including pain, pin-prick or crawling sensations in the affected area, partial or complete loss of sensation and loss of movement (paresis).
Nerve Renew claims to have the easy, relatively cheap answer to your neuropathy problems. Well we’ll see about that but first:
Who is Neuropathy Treatment Group?
According to their official website, Neuropathy Treatment Group is a company based in Boise, Idaho. Its President is Wes Jones.
According to Jones, Neuropathy Treatment Group is a company that ‘specialize[s] exclusively in the research of natural ways to reduce symptoms related to all forms of neuropathy.’ The company has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2013, and have a solid A rating.
Neuropathy Treatment Group also has a Facebook page with over 100,000 followers. There they regularly post updates and engage in forum-like discussions with their followers concerning issues related to neuropathy. From what I can see from there, it is a pretty good page people like engaging with.
Please note that there are scores of ‘Nerve Renew’ Facebook pages with dozens of followers. Do NOT follow those pages. Rather, stick to the official page linked above.
Neuropathy Treatment Group also boasts of a ‘world class customer support,’ consisting of ‘highly trained specialists’ which you can use if you have any questions about your order, the product or their formula. So far, I haven’t seen any major complaints from customers regarding their support system.
Bottom Line: Neuropathy Treatment Group is a legit, accredited company with a good online presence and followership. Definitely not shady.
Ingredients of Nerve Renew
Nerve Renew consists of the following ingredients:
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B1 (in the form of benfothiamine)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12 (in the form of methylcobalamin)
- Vitamin D
- Feverfew extracts (best known for its effect in preventing migraine)
- Oat straw extract (used for alleviating itching skin, anxiety and stress)
- Passion flower (also used for alleviating anxiety and stress)
- Skullcap extract (used for treating insomnia, anxiety, nervous tension)
As you can see, these ingredients are already widely used in neurology for the treatment of neuropathy, and you can easily buy them separately at cheaper rates. So knowing all this, why should you spend your money buying Nerve Renew and what makes Nerve Renew a better option? Stay tuned for that. But first:
Why Should We Trust Nerve Renew?
Neuropathy Treatment Group claims that their product is made in an ‘FDA approved’ facility and ‘adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for supplement manufacturers.’ To win your trust, they then list 10 guarantees about Nerve Renew:
- All ingredients used in Nerve Renew have been ‘shown to be effective in clinical trials’.
- All ingredients ‘match the levels used in clinical trials’.
- They ‘only use proven growers and suppliers that we’ve known for years.’
- ‘All ingredients are lab-tested using NIR (Near-Infrared) to ensure their potency, purity and quality.’
- ‘All ingredients are screened for contaminants including pesticides and metals.’
- ‘All ingredients come from natural sources.’
- Their manufacturing process ‘conforms with or exceeds standards set by the U.S. Government, and their facility ‘undergoes 2 audits per year by a 3rd party that certify that we meet GMP’s.’
- ‘Each ingredient goes through dissolution and disintegration tests ensuring that it will be absorbed into your stomach and intestines.’
- ‘Every step of our manufacturing process is double checked and signed off by a quality control scientist.’
- ‘Every bottle is immediately sealed after manufacturing and is marked with an expiration date to ensure freshness and potency.’
They then go ahead to present some scientific studies – some of which I know about – to further prove their case.
Now what’s Contra Health Scam’s opinion? Well I can say that most of their claims can’t be proven and so we should take their word for it. But given the fact that they are a BBB-accredited business with a high customer rating, I believe that there is a strong reason to believe what they are saying.
How Nerve Renew Works
As mentioned earlier, Nerve Renew contains ingredients that are already being used in neurology to treat neuropathy. So how is Nerve Renew different? Well according to the manufacturer, their product solves the big problem of bioavailability.
FYI, bioavailability is defined as the amount of a drug or substance in the blood that is available for use at the site where it is needed. Most drugs taken by mouth have low bioavailability because they first need to pass through the harsh environment of the stomach and the liver before reaching the blood circulation. To combat this problem, most oral drugs are prescribed in higher doses so that an adequate amount will eventually make it to the bloodstream after the stomach-liver hassle.
Substances administered by injection (especially intravenously) have a higher bioavailability because they bypass the stomach and liver.
Nerve Renew claims to solve the problem of bioavailability by using the more bioavailable versions of the active ingredients. For example:
- Benfothiamine instead of Thiamine. Vitamin B1 is commonly prescribed as thiamine hydrochloride. But Nerve Renew uses another version of thiamine (benfothiamine) instead, as it has an open-ring structure which makes it easier for it to enter the cells. A report by the European Food Safety Authority in 2008 confirmed that benfothiamine is ‘3.6 times as high as that of thiamine hydrochloride and better than that of other lipophilic thiamine derivatives.’ It is also less toxic than the conventional thiamine and no side effects have been reported.
- Methylcobalamin instead of Cyanocobalamin. Vitamin B12 is most commonly prescribed as cyanocobalamin. But Nerve Renew uses methylcobalamin, which has been found not only to be more bioavailable, but also more effective in promoting nerve regeneration. I talked about methylcobalamin last year in my Purathrive Liposomal B12 Review so you can check it out for more details. Please note that the body converts cyanocobalamin to methylcobalamin first before using it.
- R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) instead of S-Alpha Lipoic Acid (S-ALA). Apart from these special B vitamins, Nerve Renew contains R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, a naturally-occurring antioxidant which has been approved in medical practice for treating neuropathy and Type 2 Diabetes [WebMD]. Now according to Nerve Renew, R-ALA is more effective than S-ALA because it is the only antioxidant that has ‘the unique ability to regenerate itself and other antioxidants such as B vitamins.’ Not only that, it has also been found to be ’12 times more effective’ than the conventional S-ALA, which is the form sold in most supplements.
Why Should You Buy Nerve Renew Instead of Just Buying The Ingredients Separately?
When you look online, you’ll see that Benfothiamine, Methylcobalamin and R-Alpha Lipoic Acid are all available as stand-alone supplements. But with Nerve Renew, you can combine the effects of all three into one while saving money at the same time.
Neuropathy Treatment Group isn’t the only one with this practice. I know of mainstream pharmacological companies in Europe who combine stand-alone supplements into one and sell them at a cheaper rate (that is, after calculating how much it would have cost you if you’d bought them all separately).
Speaking of cost:
Cost of Nerve Renew
A bottle of Nerve Renew supplement costs $69, plus $6.97 shipping. This is the basic plan, and there is no automatic shipments.
Other plans include:
- A 3-month supply (3 bottles) at $147, without automatic shipment.
- A free 2-week trial and afterwards an automatic shipment at $49 per bottle a month. You can cancel anytime
Nerve Renew also offers a ‘one year, 100% moneyback guarantee.’ So if you are unsatisfied with the product, you can request a refund by calling 1-888-840-7142 or using their contact form. According to their Terms and Conditions, they will only refund your last purchase. Shipping costs are non-refundable and you must return your remaining supplement.
- Product is made by a trustworthy company with a high BBB rating
- No scammy advertising.
- Testimonials are real and verifiable (taken from their Facebook page)
- Product is based on solid scientific foundation.
- Reasonable pricing with a 1-year moneyback guarantee
- Presence of disclaimer warning that the product may not work for everyone (this is super important, especially when dealing with neurological cases like this)
Stock Photo used in Main Testimonial. Nerve Renew prominently featured the story of one ‘Michael Brady’ who found success with the product after years of unsuccessfully treating his diabetic neuropathy. Now the problem is that the photo conspicuously placed in the testimonial of Brady isn’t Brady, but a stock photo from Shutterstock … and Nerve Renew failed to disclose this fact anywhere. This almost led me to think that we’re dealing with another scam but happily it’s not the case. See how a single mistake can completely ruin a good thing?
Questionable ‘Verified Ingredients™’ Badge on Site. At the bottom right corner of the website you can see a floating ‘Verified Ingredients™’ badge supposedly certifying Nerve Renew as a trustworthy product. The problem is that I’ve seen an earlier version of this badge before. It was then called ‘Doctor Certified™’ and was prominently featured on all the most popular scams like this one … until Contra Health Scam’s reviews eventually led to its exposure and demise.
Now I have cause to believe that this badge is making a comeback. Take a look at the screenshots below.
As you can see, the badges look similar and the website itself is starkly the same design as the defunct one. I must also say that Verified Ingredients™ has a more professional look but still, it can just be another way of masking their scamminess. So yeah, something is fishy here.
Unlike the first con, this finding will seriously affect the overall rating of this supplement.
Final Conclusion: YES, TRY Nerve Renew!
Whitelisted Website: NeuropathyTreatmentGroup.com
This product is most probably made with diabetic neuropathy as the main focus so if you suffer from type 2 diabetes, be sure to consider trying this product.
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