Here is My Question:
What vitamins or minerals help people with M.S. (i.e., magnesium deficiency)?
Very few people with MS are deficient in vitamins or minerals; supplementation in most cases is based on symptoms of deficiency or a measurement suggesting lower than normal amounts stored in the body. Most people with a deficiency are strict vegetarians, take medications associated with deficiency states (examples include dilantin or phenytoin and carbamezipine or tegretol),have a disease associated with malabsorption or have undergone gastric bypass or bowel resections in the past.
A couple of vitamins and minerals are often recommended as supplements for most people with MS
I would suggest discussing this issue with your doctor and getting his or her advice on appropriate supplements. Please also refer to previous blogs on Vitamin D3 supplementation.
Rip Kinkel, MD
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