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I've had bad reactions to many vitamins & supplements that are recommended for MS. Most omega 3's, (flaxseed, fish oil, walnuts), have given me worse problems than MS has ever given me, and shellfish sent me to the emergency room.
I only want to urge that people use a little caution, like trying one new supplement at a time or, like I do, start with small dosages and monitor your reactions.
Adam, I am the person here who obsesses about insulin. I try to avoid anything that will promote insulin secretion. Lately, I have found that, in addition to sugar, simple carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners like aspartame and Splenda, the polyols (sugar alcohols) like sorbitol and mannitol also promote insulin secretion in me.
Concerning sorbitol in particular, I discovered it was an ingredient in my toothpaste, in my mouthwash; and lately noticed it was an ingredient in my fish oil capsules (I even noticed it is in the MegaRed krill oil capsule product.). I suggest you scrutinize the ingredients label of any capsule you consider and avoid sorbitol, in case you are sensitive to it as I am.
The standard american diet (SAD) is pretty saturated with omega-6s. I would agree with the above recommendation to go with the straight omega-3s and try to get 2000 mg/day of combined DHA and EPA. However, there is one omega-6 that is of benefit which is not usually found in our diet. That's gamma-lenolenic acid (GLA) which is found in borage oil. Here are a couple of papers on GLA...adamt wrote:I was wondering which form of Fish oil is advised for MS.
Both sre 1000mg capsules:
Also what is the adequate amount to take daily?
1000mg twice daily?
- gamma-Linolenic acid treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids in the pathogenesis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation stimulates differentiation of oligodendroglia cells.
By the way, I currently take 6g/day of fish oil which provides a combined EPA+DHA dosage of 1800mg.
There was recently some buzz about PCB contamination.
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/649 ... st_results
While California’s Proposition 65 requires consumers to be warned about exposures above "safe harbour" 90 ng/day,
FDA max allowed daily dose is 2000 ng/day ?
Anyone know of some similar contamination analysis of fish oil from smaller fish ? Smaller fish are said to contain lower amounts of PCB.
What about omega from vegetable sources ?
The effects of omega-3 Fatty acids on matrix metalloproteinase-9 production and cell migration in human immune cells: implications for MS
In multiple sclerosis (MS), compromised blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity contributes to inflammatory T cell migration into the central nervous system.
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is associated with BBB disruption and subsequent T cell migration into the CNS. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on MMP-9 levels and T cell migration.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... pageid/721
In the last 3 weeks I have jacked up my fish oil supplements from 2 to 5 grams (1.5g EPA & DHA) which would appear to be a decision backed up by your link.
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