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How much turmeric is needed to be effective?
We do not as yet know the ideal dose of Turmeric acid, since we do not know if it is an effective treatment for MS. It has been studied in a number of human inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, and reported to have some positive effects. Most authorities recommend 400 to 600 mg capsules or tablets three times a day. It is usually mixed with black pepper or piperine to enhance absorption, so make sure one of these components are listed in the ingredients on the supplement bottle.
Turmeric is generally well tolerated although some people report mild nausea. There are potential drug interactions so make sure you tell your doctor if you are planning to take this supplement. These interactions include but are not limited to the following:
Hope this information helps.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego
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