Last reply 3 years ago
Vitamin & supplement minefield

Hi everyone, I’ve been reading through what seems like a zillion threads here trying to determine what vitamins and supplements everyone takes. If you have a moment could you please post here what you take, dosage etc . I’m currently taking supplements as advised by the site Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis but am interested to see what you all find has worked for you. Many thanks, hope you all have a great day.

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brooke1
3 years ago

Hi Kylie,

I take 600 mg turmeric daily–that was one of the first I was advised to take, as it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. I also take a lot (4000 IU+) of vitamin D per day, but I also live up in Seattle where we don’t get enough of the sun’s rays.

Fish oil/cod liver oil is another big one, which I’ve honestly been hit-or-miss about. I have a bottle of it purified (no fish flavor), and I pour it into smoothies and yogurt.

Lots of omega 3’s are good, whether from fish (EPA/DHA) or alpha linolenic acid. I take a primarily DHA supplement (DHA is more for nervous system development of the two fish oils) and I eat alpha linolenic when I can, but I don’t measure it daily.

I have some B-12 that I should take more regularly… having to take it sublingually is a bit of a nuisance. (Then again, so is MS, so I should just take the supplement, eh?)

Anything that others are taking that I haven’t listed? I also take magnesium glyconate, but more for chronic migraine.


missytiggy
3 years ago

Hello,

When I was first diagnosed earlier this year, my MS nurse advised me to take vitamin D3, cod liver oil and evening primrose oil. Specialist neuro then advised me that the vitamin D3 dosage should be 5000iu a day so I increased that. Cod liver and evening primrose oil capsules are both 1000mg which was just the highest dose I could get at local health food store.

I agree with you, it does seem to be a bit of a minefield. I read different advice all the time. I do know though that some supplements don’t mix well so I’m sticking to what the medics have said for now.

Good luck x


stumbler
3 years ago

You might want to have a look at https://www.mssential.com/

A Canadian MSer too was confused about all the suggested supplements so has produced an MS supplement that contains most of the good stuff.

I’ve just placed an order to see whether it works for me. There is a 10% discount code at the moment. Use SAVE10.

I have no connection with this enterprise. Just thought I’d give it a go…. 😉


webbexpress
3 years ago

I like the wordplay!


webbexpress
3 years ago

Will be interested to hear how you find it stumbler!


graham100
3 years ago

Yes stumbler. Me too, let us know if it works for you, pointless me and webexpress wasting our money too. Lol.


graham100
3 years ago

Sorry aussiekylie. At mo, 5000iu D3 turmeric 500mg, not sure it’s doing lots to actually help, think lots of this stuff is in your head, the brain is very powerful, if we can trick it to believe its helping, it might. Lol


bm78
3 years ago

Hi,

Omega 3 & lately added vit D 1000iu…

Cheers
B


aussiekylie
3 years ago

Thank you everyone for your advice! @stumbler I will look at that website, hopefully they are good quality.


stumbler
3 years ago

@aussiekylie , well my order is on it’s way, a couple of months supply. That should allow me to see if there is any benefit.

I’ve tried most of the supplements individually and never noticed much improvement, so I might not be the best “guinea pig”. But, others have seen a benefit.

Fingers crossed. 😕


DJDsouza
3 years ago

I got excited when i saw turmeric tablets in the health food shop, but they just made me feel ill compared to half a teaspoon of the powder with honey for taste. The rest of my vitamins are listed here: http://djdsouza.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/what-i-do-to-fight-the-effects-of-multiple-sclerosis/ and is based on proper research 😉


aussiekylie
3 years ago

Thanks @DJDsouza! What is GLA? I clicked on the link but that page came up as expired?


DJDsouza
3 years ago

GLA is Gamma Linoleic Acid.

Will update my blog, it’s pretty old!


cazzzzzy
3 years ago

I take 5000iu vitamin d3, a multi b vitamin, co-enzyme Q10 with magnesium and ALA & ALC’s (Acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid)… ALA 600mg, ALC 1000mg …

I noticed the better benefits from the ALA and ALC, they have taken the edge off my fatigue…

I also add turmeric to everything and will take 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon a day of organic turmeric… Although I do think the benefits of turmeric come from the active ingredient curcumin, I’m gonna try some curcumin supplements soon when I remember to get some 😕

xxx


saturn53
3 years ago

Hi – like Stumbler I thought I’d give MSSentials a try. Just received my first order. Will let you know how I get on….


aussiekylie
3 years ago

@cazzzzzy do you have any recipes for mayonnaise that are egg& dairy free and actually tastes nice?


cazzzzzy
3 years ago

Hi @aussiekylie … I’m really sorry I don’t have any mayonaise recipes, mayonaise is one of the things I just cut out… Anyway after a google I found these, hope they help? 🙂

http://empoweredsustenance.com/egg-free-mayonnaise-recipe/

http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2013/10/27/egg-less-homemade-mayo/

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/saucesdipsspreads/r/veganmayo.htm

I think I might try the flax seed one – looks interesting! The recipe in the first link is made with coconut butter which is probably too fatty for the OMS diet (??)

If you google vegan mayo recipes there are lots of ideas 🙂

xxx


aussiekylie
3 years ago

Thank you so much @cazzzzzy !


aussiekylie
3 years ago

@cazzzzzy the vegetarian.about.com site looks like the best mayo. You’re right, coconut butter is definitely out on the OMS diet and so is olive oil- extra virgin olive oil is allowed though and I’m sure flaxseed oil would be allowable as the Professor from the OMS site advocates taking flaxseed oil. Thanks again for your help.


cazzzzzy
3 years ago

Your very welcome @aussiekylie ! … I am gonna try the one on the vegetarian about site but will change the soy milk for rice milk and the paprika for something else as I am also sensitive to nightshades… Hopefully it will blend in to an edible mayonaise :/

I’ll let you know how it goes! I now have a craving for sweet potato wedges with mayo 😯 😉

xxx

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