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maisy123 posted:
Has anyone taken Spirulina? I am finding conflicting information. On one hand, it sounds incredible and would really help. On the other hand, some say that it strengthens the immune system, which I know we certainly don't need at all. Some other sites say that no study really proved it did so. I'd like to hear from someone with MS about it and how it affected you or what did your doctor say?
hackwriter responded:

I took spirulina along with a bunch of other supplements recommended for MS such as L-carnitine, CoQ10, Omega-3 Fatty acids (in the form of some kind of fish oil), Blue/green algae, picolinate, B-Complex C, D3, and I've forgotten the rest (it was in 1999), and absolutely nothing happened to me--except that my bank account was overdrawn, all that stuff gets expensive!

No clinical studies I've read have supported these supplements as MS-fighting agents. Immune system boosters are definitely substances to be taken with caution.

None of my neurologists have condoned taking supplements except for D3 plus calcium since my D level was below normal, I take occasional steroid treatments (bone loss is a potential risk) and l'm at an age to worry about osteoporosis.

I tried spirulina, et al., I felt no difference, I stopped taking them. I don't think it would harm you to take supplements, I just don't believe it would help.


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