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aardvark
6 years ago

I’m dropping a 5000 IU D3 daily. That’s all, unless you count pizza as a supplement 🙂


djdsouza
6 years ago

Copied from my blog…….
Calcium EAP (3 tablets a day)
Magnesium EAP (3 tablets a day)
http://www.health-science-spirit.com/EAP.html
helps control the tremor I have
is/was the recommended German multiple sclerosis treatment
can reduce fatigue

Mega GLA
http://www.lef.org/prod_hp/abstracts/php-ab083.html
helps remyelination

Padma 28
http://www.ever.ch/medizinwissen/padma28ms.php
Tibetan ‘magical’ tablets that have a vaiety of benefits
Vitamin B Complex
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1430153

Vitamin C
1000mg a day (much more than the RDA!) to help keep colds away

Cod Liver Oil (with vitamin D)
http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=/PNS/PNS59_04/S0029665100000768a.pdf&code=5d2cdf033cff0b1515bc15f69c7fae16
Changed to Fish oil tablets without Vitamin D and felt worse as a result


melanieellis
6 years ago

Good question – it is easy to go overboard, which I think I have! Loved DJDsouza’s reply as it is very clear.

I take 5000iu D3, Starflower Oil (for the GLA content and remyelination) and Chlorella (to combat heavy metals in the blood which can sap energy) and Vitamin B complex. I usually have smaller amounts of Wheatgrass and Spirulina powder each day for added energy.

In addition, but not for the MS, I take a good quality multivitamin, magnesium (something women are short of anyway), krill oil (more concentrated than cod liver oil), milk thistle (to support liver function), co-Q10 for energy and selenium.

The other thing that I would highly recommend is juicing and aim for a ‘green juice’ every day. I did a 7 day juicing detox to kick start the year and I can honestly say that I have never had so much energy for years! No power naps needed…

Hey up.

I’m taking 5000IU vit D3 (sometimes 10000), and evening primrose oil 1000mg.
I also eat loads of fruit in my diet just because i like it and always have eaten loads. Dentist always tells me off……’too much acid is not good for your teeth!!’


namansareen88
6 years ago

Wow, after reading all this, I’m starting to rethink my entire health plan…need to get more vitamins and stuff…trip to Holland & Barrett, me thinks!


brick
6 years ago

OK help im not a vitamin virgin; but, I now think my Vitamin intake is all wrong I take these tablets daily
Vitamin D 400(iu)x2
Vegetarian Omega 500mg with Vitamin E
Folic Acid 400ug
Multivitamin & Iron
Zinc
Hemp oil (rice grain size)

Do I go silly and take more or buy better quality Vitamins how did you get your Information about the correct amounts


chueykooh
6 years ago

How many vitamins you take are specific to what your body normally lacks. Studies have shown pretty much all MSers are vitamin D deficient. B vitamins are also usually lacking in people with MS. I suggest having your vitamin levels checked before going crazy on supplements. That said it is hard to overdose on vitamin D. D vitamins are absorbed through the skin from sunlight exposure, so if you get a lot of sun you won’t need as much D3. I personally take between 7,500 and 10,000iu of D3 daily, 2,000mg of omega-3 in the form of fish oil(make sure it is mercury free) 2,500mcg B12(sub lingual, easier to absorb since B vitamins aren’t easily absorbed through the gut), and a multi vitamin. I am having my vitamin levels checked now because I have been taking these supplements for several months now and I am curious to see if I am lacking vitamins or taking too many vitamins. Nutrition and vitamin absorption can be very confusing and taking supplements with out understanding which vitamins should be taken with other minerals or vitamins in order for your body to properly break down these supplements and turn them into helpful vitamins that your body can actually use. I have spent hundreds of hours researching what to take with what to get the maximun benefit, and I still am somewhat confused if I am doing it properly. A nutritionist can simplify this for you and get you on the right path to what and how much you should be taking. But first you should really know where your body is lacking, otherwise you are just guessing and that can actually be very dangerous. Get your vitamin levels checked and then talk to a nutritionist if you can. That is the best and safest way. And supplement efficacy varies greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer so I usually recommend Twin Lab vitamins because they are one of the best for efficacy vs cost. What foods you eat will also play a major role in all of this, if it wasn’t already confusing enough. And if any of you smoke(I do and yes I am very aware that I shouldn’t for many reasons)smoking depletes your body of vitamins as soon as you light up, so keep that in mind. Hope this helps.


djdsouza
6 years ago

The vitamin and dietary plan I’m on was reccommended to me by an osteopath who knew nothing about MS! He used evidence from trials recorded in the Medical Journal The Lancet to come up with what seems like a good plan. Later when I worked out beans/legumes were bad for me, it seemed to make even more sense 🙂
http://djdsouza.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/what-i-do-to-fight-the-effects-of-multiple-sclerosis/

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