What to Consider When Supplementing B Vitamins for MS Symptom Relief
Research finds that a deficiency of B vitamins may play a role in multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. On the other hand, supplementation of the vitamins may help. There are eight essential B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. The large variety can be confusing when wondering which ones best benefit people with MS.
A 2018 brochure from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) recommends taking B6 (pyridoxine) and B12 (cobalamin). To raise B6 levels, eat salmon, tuna, pork, chicken, beans, bananas, and lots of vegetables, among other food sources. For B12, consume meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or shellfish. Both vitamins are available in supplemental form.
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