If you have MS and are looking to further support your health with supplemental vitamins and minerals, please consider the following three supplements. Numerous studies have linked Vitamin B12, Glucosamine and Alpa-lipoic Acid to MS. All three supplements have been found to be useful in the support and maintenance of both brain and overall wellness particular to individuals with MS. Here is why:
1. Vitamin B12: B12 is essential for the maintenance of a healthy nervous system and is necessary for the conversion of fatty acids. Fatty acid conversion is important to the health and integrity of myelin. People with MS have been shown to have lower than normal levels of B12. A deficiency in B12 has also been linked to Alzheimer’s. When sourcing a B12 supplement, methylated B12 is best. *A prolonged B12 deficiency leads to nerve damage and irreversible neurological damage which compounds the effects of MS.
2. Glucosamine: Glucosamine has been found to be helpful for individuals with MS as it benefits and enhances the drugs usually prescribed for MS and also might aid in the reduction of the prescribed drugs.
3. Alpha-lipoic Acid: Alpha-lipoic acid has been found to both suppress and treat MS in animal models, but, the great news is, it has also been shown to promote greater T cell access to the Central Nervous System in humans! Alpa-lipoic Acid is indeed beneficial for individuals with MS.
If you have MS or have a family member with MS, please consider sourcing the three supplements discussed and described above. Remember that quality supplements are what you are after and that quality supplements are always tested, reviewed and approved by a science advisory board. With quality supplements, you are ensured safety and effectiveness.