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Beneficial Flora, do you or do you not?

My wife and I have for many years been quite careful with our diet. As a rule we do not eat processed foods, rarely eat out, eat fresh vegetables/fruits with all our meals, and try and eat organic meats, vegetables, and fruits when possible. Since my work was food related, I am very conscious of the what, how, and where our food came from and how it got to our plate within our budget.

Furthermore, ...
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Vitamin E intake high - is it a problem?

I have realised that I am exceeding the RDA by a few multiples per day.
I take six EPO/Fish oil capsules and they contain 280% RDA of my Vitamin E.
I was also taking an excellent multivit/mineral and only recently realised that it also has 300% RDA Vitamin E.
Does anyone know if this level is problematic? Anything I should look out for?
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Vitamin E

Interesting variation on vitamin E that might be useful to inhibit neurodegeneration.

Tocotrienols: Vitamin E beyond tocopherols.

Life Sci. 2006 Mar 27;78 ( 18 ) :2088-98. Epub 2006 Feb 3.
Sen CK, Khanna S, Roy S.
Department of Surgery, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA.

In nature, eight substances have been found to have vitamin E activity: alpha-, beta-, ...
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Curcumin + Piperine

Several posts have discussed using a curcumin supplement with piperine (an extract of black pepper sold under the name Bioperine) in order to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin. Piperine inhibits several enzymes in CYP family, many of these are also utilized during drug metabolism. Thus, inhibiting these CYP family enzymes with piperine could lead to an inadvertant overdose of a prescription medication if one is taking it concurrently with a curcumin + piperine combination. Here's ...
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Curcumin really helps my spasticity!

First I should tell you that the spasticity in my legs is very disabling, and throughout the day but especially at night after dinner I often experience uncomfortable, almost painful muscle spasms/tremors.

I have been reading a lot about curcumin and MS (curcumin is present in the spice turmeric, usually used in Indian food). I ordered some, and yesterday my order of curcumin came in the mail, and I took my first tablet with dinner ...
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Neuroprotective effects of Curcumin

Here's a link to an interesting article regarding the neuroprotective effects of curcumin. Although this paper discusses the use of curcumin as a possible treatment for ischemic injury, the results likely cross over to MS. It would be interesting to discover if research has been done on a potential neuroprotective role of curcumin specifically in MS.

Neuroprotective mechanisms of curcumin against cerebral ischemia-induced neuronal apoptosis and behavioral deficits.
J Neurosci Res. 2005 Oct 1;82(1):138-48.
Increased ...
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Tumeric Root Extract

I read in here about the effects of Tumeric/Curcumioids.
The brand a friend of my picked up for me is

Bluebonnet Tumeric Root Extract with 95% Curcuminoids 1500mg total.

Has anyone heard of this or tried it? Im willing to try it but wanted to get some more opinions on it and find out of this is the correct type.

Thank you so much for your help.... :wink: ...
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Curcumin enhances the activity of Ifn-B

I had previously posted this research in the Avonex forum but I thought that it might also be a good idea to post it here as it might be more visible to other members of the ThisIsMS community. This paper came out last Fall and looked at the effects of curcumin combined with Ifn-B. Curcumin is an antioxidant extracted from the spice turmeric. This paper's results indicate that curcumin may enhance the beneficial effects of ...
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