Sunday, January 29, 2012

Extra B12 and MS Helping to Repair Nerves in Multiple Sclerosis

When it comes to B12 and MS, it is starting to become more widely accepted that taking extra vitamin B12 can help to repair nerves damaged by Multiple Sclerosis attacks on the body.

But not all vitamin B12 is created equal or works as effectively.

Many of the vitamin B12 supplements on the market contain B12 in the form of cyanocobalamin or cobalamin, which don't absorb as well.

When it comes to repairing MS nerve damage, taking extra of Methylcobalamin or Methyl B12 does a much better job at helping give the body what it needs to help aid in nerve repair.

Sublingual forms of vitamin B12 absorb much better, when compared to the forms of vitamin B12 that are swallowed, since they bypass the digestive tract.

Often people with Multiple Sclerosis have a tougher time with absorbing vitamins and other nutrients through the digestive tract, since other conditions, such as leaky gut can also be present with MS.

When it comes to B12 an MS, taking supplements with sugar in it can be counterproductive, since consuming sugar, especially large amounts of sugar, can weaken the immune system, which in turn can increase the number ans severity of bladder and other infections that you can end up with.

Some sublingual tablets can sometimes contain extra ingredients that reduce how well it is absorbed, or they contain sugar, which can be a big problem for people with Multiple Sclerosis, especially anyone who may also have diabetes or candida albicans (yeast overgrowth), along with the MS.

The form of B12 that I use myself doesn't contain sugar, since I have problems with candida and can't handle sugar in the supplements that I take.

Many people, especially those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, often have more problems with absorbing vitamins that are swallowed and have to pass through the digestive tract to be absorbed.

Sublingual supplements, which are dissolved under the tongue, bypass the problems of absorption often caused in the digestive tract.

Sublingual supplements are tablets that dissolve, which are held under the tongue, where there are small blood vessels called capillaries, where the B12 can be absorbed directly into the blood stream.

When it comes to B12 and MS and choosing a sublingual form of B12, it is better to choose one that dissolves under the tongue much more easily.

As far as what dosage of B12 to take, I take 5,000 mcg of methy lB12 three times a day, since I tried less before and I didn't get as good results.

Vitamin B12 is water soluble and typically only stays in the body for 12 hours, so your body will use what it can and then sends the excess out of the body in the urine.

Don't be alarmed if your urine turns yellow, since the excess B12 that is leaving your body turns your urine yellow.

When it comes to B12 and MS, for your nerves to be repaired much higher doses of methyl B12 needs to be taken a few times each day over several months, since the nerves take longer to be repaired than muscle would take to repair.

Since I have been taking the higher doses of methyl B12 each day for a few months, I have less numbness in my legs and feet and more of the feeling in my legs and feet are returning, in addition to it is getting easier when I do leg exercises each day for my legs to function1 more.

Taking the extra methyl B12 for reducing Multiple Sclerosis nerve function problems has also helped me with reducing loss of bladder control or incontinence at night, reducing urgency, and with helping to increase how well my bladder retains and drains when it should. This also appears to be helping with reducing how often that I need to catheterize each day.

This isn't a quick fix, but I wanted to let you know what I found that is helping me with reducing the nerve function problems that I have had a big problem with for several years because of the nerve damage that I have suffered in the past because of Multiple Sclerosis.

We do not sell vitamins, but here is a link to the Methyl B12 that I have found that is helping me:

If you have found this information helpful or you would like to add anything else to this discussion, leave us your comments and let us know what you think!



Becky Miller said...

Woodrow C. Monte, PhD, a food scientist, researcher, and Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Nutrition at Arizona State University, has just published a comprehensive book, “While Science Sleeps, a Sweetener Kills,” which is now available on The book specifically solves the mystery of the cause of Multiple Sclerosis.

The book presents Dr. Monte’s lifetime of research into the nutritional causes of the major diseases of civilization. His own research, along with the research of hundreds of other scientists, is presented in language the average reader can understand and apply to very easily avoid many of the worst diseases that currently kill the majority of people in the civilized world. Dr. Monte has carefully and thoughtfully pieced together the scientific evidence found in hundreds of scientific studies to show convincingly that the single culprit is methanol – a molecule found primarily in canned fruits and vegetables, tomatoes, cigarette smoke, smoked foods, and the artificial sweetener aspartame. Methanol is converted by the enzyme known as Alcohol Dehydrogenase Class 1 (ADH1) into formaldehyde inside the body’s most sensitive tissues.

It is methanol that makes the aspartame taste sweet, and within ten minutes of consuming it, the methanol is released from its chemical bond. Each liter of diet soda contains the amount of methanol found in a pack of cigarettes, and evidence is mounting that diseases traditionally associated with smoking – most recently, heart disease and stroke – are now being associated specifically with aspartame consumption.

The human body converts dietary methanol into formaldehyde in the stomach, liver, veins and arteries, lungs, pancreas, skin, breast, and brain. Dr. Monte makes a compelling case that it is this process, and the disease that results, that is responsible for the epidemics of a variety of cancers, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases like Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease that have exploded over the past thirty years since the introduction of aspartame in the summer of 1981.

The book also contains information and documentation showing that the product’s manufacturers and their friends in the Food & Drug Administration knew the dangers posed by aspartame, yet buried the evidence and released it for public consumption despite the risk. Furthermore, they knowingly marketed it to those research had demonstrated were particularly vulnerable to its harmful effects – diabetics and pregnant mothers. Since that time, adult onset diabetes has more than doubled worldwide, with diabetics dying from the major diseases of civilization at a much higher rate than the average population.

Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease, in which formaldehyde inside the brain destroys memory function, have increased 10,000% since 1981. Neural tube birth defects are up around 70% in the same period of time despite efforts to compensate with recommended folic acid.

Dr. Monte has decades of experience in food science and nutrition as a researcher, teacher, inventor, industry consultant and consumer advocate who is committed to food additive safety and the prevention of food borne diseases. He is a dedicated scientist with both a Ph.D. and M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition and a B.S. in Biology. He has been a Registered Dietician, Certified Nutrition Specialist AIN, professional member of the American Chemical Society and emeritus member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1985, he was chosen by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars as a Senior Fulbright Scholar. His testimony before Congress was instrumental in the prevention of Sulfites from receiving status of US FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) and the implementation of mandatory labeling for most foods that contain this dangerous additive. More information about Dr. Monte and his work can be found on his website:

whatismultiplesclerosis said...

The initial response of receiving news that you have a chronic illness is often quite devastating and because of that, depression is one of the most commonly noted emotional MS symptoms. Living with such complications can intensify the emotional lows.