Could High-Dose Biotin Be Used as a Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis?

High-dose biotin, a B-complex vitamin, has been found to be an effective tool for slowing down multiple sclerosis (MS) in two clinical trials by MedDay Pharmaceuticals. According to a report on healthline.com, the vitamin also known as vitamin H could be used to treat both relapsing and progressive multiple sclerosis.

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Trials of the vitamin discovered that it helps to strengthen myelin as well as provide energy for neurons. The first trial using 300 mg of high-quality biotin consisted of just 23 MS patients but showed significant improvements, the second test — a double-blind clinical trial — used 154 patients and again showed that biotin was useful in slowing down and improving disability in people living with progressive MS.

The company is now planning its phase 3 clinical trial using a larger study base involving 600 patients from the U.S. and Europe.

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9 comments

  1. Bonni says:

    I’ve tried to use Biotin a few times over the last year and it has given me horrible IBS and other digestive problems. I thought it might be the “Hail Mary” for helping to heal lesions, but I’m in the 10% who cannot tolerate the drug. I am hopeful the manufacturers will develop a shot or infusion in the future. For now, I am unable to use Biotin.

  2. Douglas says:

    Having high-quality biotin compounded is very expensive. I’ve seen a few places offering 100mg capsules at an affordable price
    (i.e. Metabiome) but I have no way of knowing the quality of what they are selling.

  3. Rosanne Costain says:

    I take 30,000 MCG biotin daily and I hope I wi; see an improvement. Still can’t take the sun, my MS “hug” disappeared
    after I had venaplasty on the right side, in fact, I regained most feeling on my right side, stopped “shuffling” my feet, stopped slurring my words, and my brain fog cleared substantially.
    I am 63 years old, if that helps to know. Copaxone did nothing at all for me.

  4. Sandra says:

    Makes me wonder about microwave ovens. Have you seen the vitamins that are killed using these? So many illnesses in my opinion are linked to the nutrients lost during the cooking.

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