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Postby Twentymiles » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:39 am

Anyone heard about this supplement?

In studies on mice, Dr. Michael Demetriou and colleagues with the UC Irvine Center for Immunology found that N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that incorrectly direct the immune system to attack specific tissues in the body, such as brain myelin in MS and insulin-producing cells of the pancreas in diabetes. Study results appear on the online version of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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Postby cheerleader » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:57 am

Hi 20-

I'd urge some caution about N-A-G...
We've discussed this supplement on the boards before. I had my husband on it (dx MS 3/07), until learning that this supplement is a precursor to hyaluronic acid production- he stopped taking it-

Hyaluronic acid prevents oligodendrocytes from repairing the damaged myelin I was of the impression people with MS may not want more hyaluronic acid. So, I think it's hard to determine if N-A-G might or might not be a good thing.

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-4460-nag.html

Please read our thread. Whatever you decide, I wish you health and answers in your search-
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Postby patientx » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:10 am

Thanks for posting this Cheer. Twentymiles must have seen the same post on another MS site that I did, because I was wondering the same thing about NAG. I looked through some of the old postings here, and saw that it had been discussed. I didn't have time to read through them, so this is good information.

The other thing that struck me was that the articles on the NAG research were from a few years ago. Nothing since 2007.
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Postby Twentymiles » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:00 pm

Yes patientx, that is me, but I wasn't getting any responses.

Cheer, thanks so much for the info. This is what I wanted to know. The stuff in the medical journals takes too long to read and a note pad. :D

Thanks again!
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