true, NHE that was the main point.
m, nobody is challenging the diagnostic picture. it's truly not an either-or situation.
if at some future time you're ready to acknowledge the nutritional realities associated with an msdx, the info will still be there.
......Concentration of magnesium in the serum and the ability status of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
......https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abs ... 0173157407
......The results of our study suggest that an abnormal concentration of Mg in the serum of MS patients should be recognized and corrected, as this may improve the health status of people with MS.
......Comparison of serum Concentration of Se, Pb, Mg, Cu, Zn, between MS patients and healthy controls
......Blood level of Mg was significantly lower in MS patients. But it should be noted that even with the low level of serum magnesium in MS patients, this value is still in the normal range.
......Assessment of serum magnesium, copper, and zinc levels in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients
......http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_ ... d=1&sw=Art
......We found that serum level of magnesium, copper, and zinc is significantly decreased in patients inflicted with MS. This is shown in some other studies and may result in ... supplemental use of trace elements for MS patients to either decrease symptoms or complications.
......Magnesium concentration in brains from multiple sclerosis patients
......http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 965.x/full
......The average Mg content in the CNS tissues, as well as visceral organs except for spleen, of MS patients showed a significantly lower value than that seen in control cases. The most marked reduction of Mg content was observed in CNS white matter including demyelinated plaques of MS samples.
......Experimental and clinical studies on dysregulation of magnesium metabolism and the aetiopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.
......Magnesium interacts with other minerals and/or metals such as calcium, zinc and aluminium in biological systems, affecting the immune system and influencing the content of these elements in CNS tissues. Because of these interactions, a magnesium deficit could also be a risk factor in the aetiology of MS.
, interestingly, is among the less intuitive options for raising serum vitamin E
levels, another nutritional issue for ms patients
......Nonenzymatic antioxidants of blood in multiple sclerosis
......https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 4150050399
......β-Interferon increased plasma α-tocopherol levels (P < 0.001) but not the lipid corrected α-tocopherol value.
further, supplementing vit E *while* taking interferon beta is also beneficial for pwms:
......Alpha-tocopherol and MRI Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis – Association and Prediction
......http://journals.plos.org/plosone/articl ... ne.0054417
......During treatment with IFNB, increasing serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol were associated with reduced odds for simultaneous and subsequent MRI disease activity in RRMS patients.
but, all this can wait given that you are not inclined towards this part of the ms learning curve at present.
for the meantime, back to betaseron.