5 years ago
Linoleic Acid

Anyone had any experience with Linoleic Acid as a daily supplement. Taking it does not stop relapse but reduces the severity of relapses.

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I took linseed oil (not sure if this is the same thing) for a while and got totally sick of it so stopped.
No I just sprinkle some linseeds on my cereal in the morning.

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Totally different. Linoleic acid is extracted from Sunflower seeds. It is proven to help with relapses and is recommended by the MS Society.

apologise, will look it up.

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You can get linolenic acid from Evening Primrose Oil – I took them for a while but the capsules were really big and hard to swallow. I now take Starflower oil which it can also be found in. There is no proof yet, but there are suggestions that it helps with relapses. I dont know if it’s doing anything for me, but I take it anwyay – with the thinking that it’s not going to do me any harm, I may as well try.

oops, just re-read the label – linoleic and linolenic acid are different – back to the evening primrose oil it is then!

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