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How Much Do You Know About Supplements for MS?

Written by Ted Samson
Posted on January 11, 2023

Proper nutrition can help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) feel their best, reduce some symptoms of MS, and support overall health. People with MS may wonder whether incorporating supplements into their diet is an effective way to ensure their bodies are getting the nutrients they need.

Supplements are a popular topic of conversation on MyMSTeam. “Anyone taking vitamins/supplements that don't interfere with meds?” asked one MyMSTeam member.

“Saw in your story that you think your supplements help with your energy levels,” a second member said to a third. “Could you please explain your diet and supplement routine to me? Would greatly appreciate it.”

Since supplements come with risks as well as benefits, it’s important to be aware of both. If you’re living with MS and take dietary supplements — or are considering doing so — this quiz may help you learn more about them.

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MyMSTeam is the social network for people with MS and their loved ones. Here, more than 195,000 members come together to discuss life with multiple sclerosis. Members frequently discuss supplements and other alternative treatments.

Have you tried any supplements to help with your MS symptoms? What have your experiences been? Share your stories or advice in the comments below or by posting on MyMSTeam.

References
  1. Dietary Supplements on Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Relapses: Current Clinical Evidence and Future Perspectives — Medicines
  2. Multiple Vitamin Overdose — Mount Sinai
  3. Dietary Supplements — U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  4. FDA 101: Dietary Supplements — U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  5. Caution Consumers — U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  6. Use of Vitamins and Dietary Supplements by Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: A Review — JAMA Neurology
  7. Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs in MS: An Introduction — National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  8. Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fish Oil Supplementation on Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review — Nutritional Neuroscience
  9. Vitamin D, Biotin & Omega-3 — National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  10. Vitamin B12 — Multiple Sclerosis Trust
  11. Effect of Vitamin a Supplementation on Fatigue and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial — Iranian Journal of Allergy,
  12. The Supplement Maze — MS Focus Magazine
  13. High Doses of Biotin in Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study — Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
  14. Zinc — National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
  15. Antioxidant Lipoic Acid Reduces Brain Tissue Loss in Small Trial Involving People With Secondary-Progressive MS — National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  16. What Are Probiotics and Prebiotics? — Mayo Clinic
  17. Effect of Probiotics Supplementation on Disease Progression, Depression, General Health, and Anthropometric Measurements in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials — The International Journal of Clinical Practice

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    Luc Jasmin, M.D., Ph.D., FRCS (C), FACS is a board-certified neurosurgery specialist. Learn more about him here.
    Ted Samson is a copy editor at MyHealthTeam. Learn more about him here.

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