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Answer:Use of vitamins and herbal supplements is common among people with MS, with 33% to 80% of people using these and other nonconventional therapies to treat symptoms (Yadav, Neurology 2014). But do supplements and vitamins really help? Sign in to the full answer to see the clinical evidence for supplements promoted to help treat MS, including Gingko biloba, fish oil, biotin, vitamins A, C, E, D, and B12, selenium, and a specific product Protandim.
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