What Helps Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating disease of the central nervous system, which disrupts the flow of communication between the brain and body.

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Natural Remedies That May Help Multiple Sclerosis

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods including fish (salmon, trout, sardines) and mushrooms (morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake), but more substantially from sun exposure, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger synthesis. 


Effectiveness
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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble retinoid supporting cell growth, playing an important role in vision, reproduction and immunity. Both a deficiency and excess of Vitamin A can pose health risks. To ensure balance, it is advised to consume Vitamin A-rich foods including meat (beef, liver), fish (herring), vegetables (sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, peppers), fruits (cantaloupe, mango, papaya, apricot) and dairy (milk, eggs). 


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitamin E

Vitamin E encompasses a group of naturally-occurring fat-soluble compounds, including alpha-tocopherol used by the human body. It is a strong antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Vitamin E is found in plant-based foods including oils (wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, soybean), nuts & seeds (sunflower, almonds, peanuts), vegetables (beet greens, collards, spinach, pumpkin, asparagus) and fruit (mango, avocado).


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential, water-soluble vitamin best-sourced in fruits (orange, grapefruit, kiwi, strawberries, cantaloupe) and vegetables (red pepper, green pepper, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower).  A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C plays a key role in immune function, protein metabolism, and collagen production.


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6, also known as Pyridoxine, is one of the eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism.  Naturally present in foods including dairy (milk, ricotta, eggs), fish (salmon, tuna), meat (beef), poultry (chicken, turkey), vegetables (spinach, sweet potatoes, green beans) and fruits (bananas, avocado). Vitamin B6 aids red blood cell production, metabolism, and brain & nervous system health.


Effectiveness
50%


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Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin B12, also known as Cobalamin, is one of the eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism. Naturally present in animal foods including dairy (milk, swiss cheese, eggs), fish (tuna), meat (beef) and shellfish (clams, crab). Vitamin B12 aids red blood cell production, neurological function and DNA synthesis.


Effectiveness
25%


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Selenium

Selenium is an essential trace element found in soil. Naturally present in foods including nuts (brazil), seafood (tuna, shellfish), meat (pork, beef) and poultry (chicken, turkey), Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that plays a key role in metabolism, thyroid function, reproduction and DNA synthesis. 


Effectiveness
75%


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Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body absorbed through foods including seeds (chia), dairy (yogurt, milk, cheese), fish (sardines, salmon) and vegetables (Chinese cabbage, kale, turnip greens). Calcium maintains vascular and bone health, as well as muscle and nerve function.


Effectiveness
50%


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Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral obtained through diet. It is naturally present in foods including meat (beef, lamb, pork), shellfish (oysters, crab, lobster), legumes (chickpeas, lentils), seeds (hemp, pumpkin, sesame), nuts (pinenuts, peanuts, cashews), and vegetables (potatoes, green beans, kale). Zinc plays a key role in cellular metabolism, immune function, growth & development support and proper sensory function, including taste and smell.


Effectiveness
25%


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Ginkgo Biloba


Effectiveness
50%


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St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort is a flowering shrub in the Hypericaceae perforatum family.  Native to Europe, it’s June-blooming, yellow flowers have been used in medicine since ancient Greece. Named after St. John the Baptist, the presence of the photochemical, hyperforin, is the key antidepressant and anxiolytic component. St. John’s Wort has also been revered for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.


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50%


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Valerian Root

Valerian is a tall, flowering grassland plant, Valeriana officinalis, native to Europe and Asia. Its roots and rhizomes have been used since the ancient Greeks and Romans to treat anxiety and insomnia. By increasing gamma-Aminobutyric acid levels, also known as GABA, Valerian has a calming effect and is used in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches and menstrual symptoms.


Effectiveness
25%


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Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a naturally-occurring compound in the Cannabid sativa L plant, commonly known as hemp. Originating in Central Asia, hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years.  CBD is non-psychoactive and has been used to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain and anxiety to autoimmune and skin diseases.


Effectiveness
25%


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Omega-3 Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.


Effectiveness
50%


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