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Can vitamin D3 treat multiple sclerosis?

If you are suffering from a multiple sclerosis, then you must consume vitamin D3, as it can boost up your immune system.

If you are suffering from a multiple sclerosis, then you must consume vitamin D3, as it can boost up your immune system. The research undertaken by researchers of Johns Hopkins Medicine have found that taking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis as it may help regulate the body's hyperactive immune response. Lead researcher Prof Peter Calabresi, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center and professor neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said that the vitamin D has the potential to be an inexpensive, safe and convenient treatment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). (Read: Take low-fat diet to avoid fatigue in multiple sclerosis)

He added that the Low levels of vitamin D in the blood are tied to an increased risk of developing MS. People who have MS and low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have greater disability and more disease activity. The research concluded that the side effects from the vitamin supplements were minor and were not different between the people taking the high dose and the people taking the low dose. The study is published in the Journal of Neurology. (Read: High salt intake may lead to multiple sclerosis)

Source: ANI

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