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Zinc/copper balance

Hi everyone,

I was taking a zinc supplement for some time until I noticed that my copper levels were getting on the low side. The zinc supplement was 15mg zinc picolinate daily, and I started adding 2mg copper picolinate daily, which I thought was the recommended amount for the 15mg zinc.

After I started doing this, my copper went up a little again (from 75 mcg/dL to somewhere in the 80's), but unfortunately my zinc ...
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Intravenous nutrients

In the many discussions here about vitamins and minerals, has anyone considered or tried intravenous nutrients?

The topic has been on The Dr. Oz Show, 1/15/2013 and repeated on 6/6/2013: Intravenous Nutrients

Video Myers cocktail – magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C – Pt 1: ... injections
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Part 3 Concerns: ... ideo=16456 ...
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FDA GMP Inspectors Cite 70% of Dietary Supplement Firms

FDA GMP Inspectors Cite 70% of Dietary Supplement Firms ... ement.aspx

During a three-year period, federal inspectors have cited seven out of 10 facilities that make dietary supplements for violating regulations intended to ensure products are safe and contain the ingredients that are listed on the labels.

A total 444 out of 626 inspections for cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) resulted in the issuance of a "Form 483," ...
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Hello everyone,

I feel like this is a silly question. A lady at my work today has started selling natural oils. She gave me a web site to go to that told me what "oils" would be good for MS. On her website a bottle of Frankincense oil is almost $100. So I looked on and found the same types of oils on this website much cheaper. Has anyone here tried oils like peppermint, ...
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Creatine plus CoQ10 for neuroprotection?

I found this article browsing. It doesn't study MS directly, but suggests that Creatine plus Coenzyme Q 10 give better neuroprotection in Parkinsons and Huntingdons than either do alone. I use both. I stumbled on the article while looking at Glutathione and thought I'd share.

Does anyone else use these?

Here is the abstract plus intro.

J Neurochem. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 June 1.
Published in final edited form as:
J Neurochem. 2009 ...
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Which supplements to use for RR MS? Someone help!

I was diagnosed Mothers Day weekend of 2012...yes Happy Mothers Day to me :/ My symptoms have been minimal (tingling in right arm, numbness in toes, occasional burning in thighs and back spasms) My doctor in May of 2012 wrote me a script for Avonex injections. My daughter at the time was 2 and my hubby and I decided that this was our last chance to extend our family and I decided to hold off ...
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Fucoxanthin: anti-inflammatory seaweed extract

Lyndacarol has previously posted on fucoxanthin's metabolic influence but I didn't see anything here about its immunomodulating effects. Looks like it might be good for pwms. Has anyone tried it?

A marine carotenoid, fucoxanthin, induces regulatory T cells and inhibits Th17 cell differentiation in vitro.

Fucoxanthin inhibits the inflammatory response by suppressing the activation of NF-κB and MAPKs in lipopolysaccharide-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages ...

Oleanolic acid from Holy Basil

The Holy Basil supplements are doing something!!! Ocimum tenuiflorum.

Sci Rep. 2011;1:201. doi: 10.1038/srep00201. Epub 2011 Dec 19.
Triterpenoid modulation of IL-17 and Nrf-2 expression ameliorates neuroinflammation and promotes remyelination in autoimmune encephalomyelitis.
Pareek TK, Belkadi A, Kesavapany S, Zaremba A, Loh SL, Bai L, Cohen ML, Meyer C, Liby KT, Miller RH, Sporn MB, Letterio JJ.
Department of Pediatrics/Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, ...
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Another benefit of fish oil

Omega-3 Can Slow Tumor Growth And Spread ... spread.htm

Researchers recently discovered that a chemical that is produced in the body when it metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis, or blood vessel growth. Tumors need massive amounts of nutrients to grow and spread, so they send out signals to the local area that encourage blood vessel growth that supply food to the growing tumor. ...
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