found this neat blurb on stress and nutrient depletion, looks like a pretty good match for some of the standard ms regimen items:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... 45412/pg_2
Vitamin A: 15,000 international units (TU) daily (10,000 IU for pregnant women). This vitamin helps adrenal gland function and promotes healthy growth of epithelial cells, including those lining the blood vessels.
Vitamin B complex: 100 mg. daily. These vitamins help the nervous system function, reduce anxiety and immune system damage, and improve brain function. Also include 50mg. daily of pyridoxine (B-6), which influences neurotransmitters and helps convert tryptophan to serotonin.
Vitamin C: 2,000 to 4,000 mg. daily. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C boosts the immune system and is needed to produce connective tissue, which helps maintain the structure of tissues, including blood vessels. Vitamin C reduces some allergic responses and helps offset the depletion of adrenal gland hormones caused by stress.
Vitamin E: 800 IU daily. Vitamin E is the strongest antioxidant and works with vitamin C and selenium to help strengthen the immune system, fight heart disease, promote healthy nerve function, and minimize the damage to muscles caused by free radicals.
Calcium: 1,500 mg. daily. Calcium relaxes muscles, builds bone, reduces intestinal irritation, and lowers blood pressure.
Magnesium: 800 mg. daily. This element is vital for nerve conditioning, muscle contraction, and transmission of impulses through the nervous system. Low intakes of magnesium are associated with high blood pressure and heart disease.
Potassium: 2,000 mg. daily. Potassium is especially needed during stress because it promotes adrenal gland functioning. It also helps muscle contraction, nerve conduction, heartbeat regulation and energy production. It interacts with sodium to regulate the body's fluid balance and can help lower blood pressure. [JL notes this dose is well under the recommended daily amount]
Selenium: 70 mcg. for men, 55 mcg. for women daily. Selenium is a trace mineral with antioxidant properties that helps prevent some cancers and heart disease and boosts the immune system.
Zinc: 50 mg. daily. This essential element is involved in the production of more than 200 body enzymes. It helps heal wounds, promotes healthy skin and boosts immune function.
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com