Submitted by D W on Fri, 2017-08-25 13:56

Oral lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant, has been found to reduce the progress of brain atrophy in secondary progressive MS. Here is a link to this fascinating paper. http://nn.neurology.org/content/4/5/e374.full.pdf   The trial was a small one, but the authors hope to conduct larger multicentre trials in the future.

I think this could be very useful for many people here, not just those with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and also a good reason to keep up on the supplements after finishing the antibiotics.........................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I still have a half full bulk powders bag of Alpha Lipoic Acid powder. At one time, I was making up my own capsules of all sorts of stuff ... especially biotin. I don't have the staying power to sit up straight for hours whilst making up capsules nowdays. I will have to steel myself and make the effort and use up the powder that I do have.

Mealtimes are like an apothecary: lots and lots of bottles. I often eat out these days ... then I forget all about it.


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