Social media, marketing campaigns, and even friends and family members often believe people with MS should take supplements.
There seems to be a supplement, herb, and quick fix for everything these days: To improve health, get extra nutrients, increase libido, or boost the immune system.
However, it is important to note that dietary supplements or herbal products do not require FDA or equivalent approval in many countries, which means the safety and effectiveness of these products may be unknown.
Even if you have taken supplements or natural remedies before being diagnosed, certain supplements can interfere with specific treatments, interact with other medications, and lead to undesired effects.
It is highly recommended to talk to your healthcare team about the supplements, herbs, or other unconventional remedies you plan to add to your diet while undergoing treatment to help you determine if the supplement is safe.
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