Vitamin D Helps People With MS

Posted: Dec 31 2015, 5:48am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

Vitamin D Helps People with MS
  • People with Multiple Sclerosis may benefit from taking Vitamin D Supplements

It was discovered by researchers that people with multiple sclerosis may benefit immensely from taking vitamin D supplements on a regular basis.

Taking megadoses of vitamin D3 is not only okay for people with MS but it may actually be a source of strength for the body’s quick-to-act immune system. The study was published in an online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, on Dec. 30, 2015.

Low vitamin D levels in the blood supply often leads to the symptoms of MS. And as for those who have both low vitamin D levels and MS, the level of disease and handicap may be double that which is normally seen.

40 subjects were chosen for the study. They had recurring MS. And they received from 10,400 IU to 800 IU of vitamin D3 on a daily basis for half a year. Currently, the amount taken by sufferers was 600 IU.

Blood analysis was carried out at the beginning of the study and later on after 3 and 6 months. The response in the T cells of the immune system was especially noted down. That is because these T cells play a pivotal role in the parthenogenesis of MS.

Any side effects from the high doses of vitamin D3 were no different from those that occurred from taking the low doses. Only one person in each group that participated in the study had a relapse episode.

So the dosage is safe and there should be no complications. The difference between the disease and the cure lies in the dosage. Those who took megadoses had a amelioration in their symptoms.

The quantity of T cells magically underwent reduction. The effect was cumulative and it worked up until a certain extent of extra dose of vitamin D3.

However, those who took the “better safe than sorry” low dose approach ended up experiencing no changes in their T cells. To discover the exact optimal level of vitamin D3 that will have a salubrious effect on MS assuagement will take the scientists some time.

Nevertheless, for now, the high doses tend to provide quite beneficial results. So they will do for now as a baseline. This research has exciting outcomes such as the extinguishing of the MS response in the body for future times.

While the complete eradication of this malady will take time and effort, for now the mega-doses of vitamin D3 must be started by MS sufferers on a daily basis. They will fare all the better for having taken this medicinal step.

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