B-complex against the burning tongue
B vitamins, regardless of its number, have other important functions. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B12 work against fatigue and exhaustion, and increase the energy levels. Folic acid is important for the normal functioning of the immune system and the normal development of the foetus during pregnancy. Vitamin B2 is important for iron’s absorption and metabolism, while acting as an antioxidant and protecting cells from oxidative stress.
Medical expert dr. Peter Belšak more than a decade ago answered one of the reader’s question about her mysterious problems with burning tongue, and for the VIVA magazine said the following:
»The tongue often burns because of various diseases, per example viral inflammations, which can affect the nerves, thus the nerves in the tongue. You may experience burning tongue in case of anaemia, which occurs due to a lack of iron in the blood, as well as in some stomach problems, especially with increased stomach acid. Similar problems can occur because of inflammation and other changes in the facial part of the head and in the area of the skull base. I definitely advise you to take vitamin B1 and A. Let them determine the amount of iron in your blood. Consult the ear, nose and throat specialist again and, if possible, the nerve specialist.«