Could High-Dose Biotin Be Used as a Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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High-dose biotin, a B-complex vitamin, has been found to be an effective tool for slowing down multiple sclerosis (MS) in two clinical trials by MedDay Pharmaceuticals. According to a report on, the vitamin also known as vitamin H could be used to treat both relapsing and progressive multiple sclerosis.

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Trials of the vitamin discovered that it helps to strengthen myelin as well as provide energy for neurons. The first trial using 300 mg of high-quality biotin consisted of just 23 MS patients but showed significant improvements, the second test — a double-blind clinical trial — used 154 patients and again showed that biotin was useful in slowing down and improving disability in people living with progressive MS.

The company is now planning its phase 3 clinical trial using a larger study base involving 600 patients from the U.S. and Europe.

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