Adjust your Biotin Dose Posted on 19 May 11:44 , 1 comment
What's right for me may not be right for you
In all the blogs and emailing I do about MS and biotin I have recently noticed a theme that I want to share.
Many people (including myself) are reporting increased spasticity when taking biotin (Vitamin B7) at 300mg/day. Spasticity manifests it two ways. Clonus and Tonus. Clonus is the uncontrollable muscle contractions that result in twitch or jumpiness. Tonus is a partial muscle contraction that results in a stiffness or cramping of the muscles.
Many have reported that Magnesium supplements help and I myself use our MS-Mag Boost to help minimise this.
Lot's of water also seems to help but a more effective thing that seems to be emerging is adjusting your dose of biotin.
There are more and more reports of people taking less than the recommended 300mg/day and still achieving benefits. I have also found this. When I take 4 x 75mg/day my spasticity is really annoying. Even with a lot of Magnesium and water. However when I take 3 x 75mg/day the spasticity seems a lot less but the benefits of better bladder control, less urgency, higher mental alertness, less fatigue are still achieved. If I reduce the dose further, to 2 x 75mg/d (150mg) I find I start to loose the benefits. I have seen reports from others that 100mg of biotin per day is enough for them to feel the benefits. I know 100mg is not enough for me.
I suggest everyone experiment with your dose and find what is right for you. It may be that it is linked to body weight. If you feel like letting me know what dose is right for you and what your weight is I would be revery interested in heading from you. You can comment here or drop me an email..
High Dose Vitamin D - Coimbra Protocol Posted on 21 Oct 11:23 , 0 comments
Here is a great interview with Dr Coibmra (in English) on the protocol he has developed over the past 15 years. Well worth a look.
Biotin study - Reversal of MS-related disability when using Biotin supplement Posted on 12 Sep 13:23 , 0 comments
Experts Agree On The Need For Vitamin D Supplementation For Most People With MS Posted on 05 May 10:57 , 0 commentsThe Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres (CMSC) has recently held a webinar of experts discussing the role of vitamin D in MS. Click here to read more.
Biotin shown to reverse the progression of Multiple Sclerosis Posted on 03 May 17:04 , 0 comments"This is the first time that a drug has reversed the progression of the disease in a statistically significant proportion of patients,” Professor Ayman Tourbah at CHU de Reims, France, and the studies’ principal investigator, said in a press release.
Myelin production is regulated by gut microflora Posted on 12 Apr 17:11 , 0 comments
An interesting investigation in Ireland into the relationship between micro-organisms in your gut and Myelin production and how it relates to Multiple Sclerosis.
To D or not to D Posted on 17 Mar 12:39 , 0 comments
Vitamin D, how important is it and how much?
Most of the Vitamin D in our bodies is made by our skins exposure to sunlight (UltraViolet B). Vitamin D has long been thought an important indicator/trigger for MS. The further you live from the equator (less sun exposure) the more likely you are to get MS.
Today studies/trails are going on all over the world into the effect Vitamin D has on MS.
Two main forms for Dietary Supplements are D2 and D3. D3 (cholecalciferol) is the most biologically effective form.
MS experts suggest 10000 IU of Vitamin D/day for MSers and 5000/day for family members. If you get 10-15 minutes of full body sun/day you are probably getting close this this. But most of us need supplements to top it up.
Get your blood D levels tested 4 times a year. Middle of each season to see how much you need to top it up by. MSers are aiming for 150-200nmol/L (60-80ng/mL in the USA).
My levels were low, even though I was getting quite a lot of sun and supplementing with 6000IU from our MS-Biotin Complex (below 150). Doctor gave me a 50000 IU pill to get my levels up. Now they are a little over 200 so plan the get retested in another few weeks to see how my levels have settled down after the mega dose I took.
Great WebCasts on MS treatments Posted on 06 Mar 14:11 , 0 comments
Here are a couple of recent web casts that have great information on living with MS and Biotin. Well worth watching.
The first - Making the most of your life 2016 and Beyond
Very interesting webcast with some hopeful information on new treatments and how to manage MS now. Well worth watching the full 1 hour.
This Dr. is awesome, one of the best that I have seen, and at the 57:20 mark he mentions Biotin. He has even prescribed it for one of the "Biotin for Progressive MS" Facebook group members. Yay !!!! for us.
What makes a good, Biologically Active, Biotin? Posted on 15 Jan 00:27 , 0 comments
I have done a great deal of research on Biotin and have added a brief summary to my research page, click here to read more.
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