As a complement to medical treatment, some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) turn to lifestyle changes like diet, vitamins, and supplements such as biotin to help manage their symptoms.
Biotin is a supplement that has been studied for its potential to help relieve the symptoms of progressive multiple sclerosis. Research suggests that certain properties of biotin may help produce myelin and fatty acid, leading to the theory that biotin may potentially slow down the demyelinating process caused by multiple sclerosis. Many MyMSTeam members have tried it and discussed their experiences, both positive and negative.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
There’s no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.