Thiamine; An Important Vitamin for Multiple Sclerosis
However, thiamine should also be considered a “big gun” regarding the treatment of this disease.
The neurological symptoms of thiamine deficiency are suspiciously similar to the neuromuscular disease of Multiple Sclerosis. These symptoms include:
- Nerve irritation
- Diminished Babinski reflex
- Prickly sensations (“pins and needles”)
and the most striking similarity,
- The degeneration of the myelin sheaths (the fatty insulation material that surrounds the nerve cell)
Without myelin sheaths, nerve conduction becomes impossible… Left unchecked, it results in paralysis and eventual death.
The similarity between thiamine deficiency and MS caught the attention of Dr. Fred R. Klenner, MD, a pioneer medical doctor, who found that if he gave MS patients 1000 – 2000 mg of thiamine per day, his patients improved. (Response of Peripheral and Central Nerve Pathology to Mega-Doses of the Vitamin B-Complex and Other Metabolites)
Sadly, despite the success of his natural treatment protocols, he was naturally (no pun intended) shunned from the medical community.
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