VITAMINS & ORGANIC THERAPIES
Vitamins that have been specifically noted as beneficial to those with MS are vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and the antioxidant vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin C & vitamin E).
Low vitamin D levels have been associated with increased risk of attacks (also known as relapses or exacerbations) in MS patients. Nonetheless, there have been no studies that show a direct association between taking vitamin D and improvement in MS disease activity. Therefore the information regarding the effect of vitamin D on the course of MS is suggestive and should be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Vitamins B6 & B12 have been linked to an increase in energy levels, red blood cell counts and have been associated directly with neurological symptoms. Antioxidant vitamins are thought to have a positive effect on the damage caused by oxidants, or free radicals, which may be involved in the disease process in MS, however there have been no studies to show a direct relationship between these vitamins and a clinical benefit to disease progression.