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    I received an e-mail request for a donation from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), where Dr. Dennis Bourdette states:

    When you give to the OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center, you’re supporting innovative ideas like our study on the over-the-counter supplement lipoic acid in treatment of progressive MS — the most serious type of MS.

    The results of our study were remarkable. The participants taking the lipoic acid had 66 percent less brain atrophy than those taking a placebo over two years. Surprisingly, those who took lipoic acid had less brain atrophy than what might be expected by aging alone.

    Now we’re conducting a larger trial to see if this inexpensive, over-the-counter supplement can be an effective treatment for secondary progressive MS.
    This sounds like a really remarkable claim. Does anyone know about lipoic acid? Has anyone tried it?
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    Yes, I take it past almost a year or so. Neuro rec it.

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    Here is link. Many brands are dummy pills. This seemed to be the real deal and caused no GI upset

    https://www.amazon.com/Superior-Labs...oic+acid&psc=1

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    Oh. Take one capsule twice daily.

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    The results cited in that message sent out by OHSU sound pretty dramatic. Have you noticed any improvement in anything since you started taking it, Sunshine?
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    My MS is improved, but it could be the IVIG. The SPS is worse, but Lipoic isn’t used for itAs far as I know

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    I received an e-mail request for a donation from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), where Dr. Dennis Bourdette states:



    This sounds like a really remarkable claim. Does anyone know about lipoic acid? Has anyone tried it?
    Remember XOXO...Mark?....anyway, he wrote about taking it ...many years ago when this board was very active. I know I considered it but never followed through. I am glad you posted about this as brain atrophy is of concern. I will see my neuro in a couple of weeks and will bring it up.

    Did you read anything about dosage?
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    Laz, my neuro said to take 600 mg twice per day. If you see the above link, you will see the Lipoic that I take after researching it. It looked like the best in terms of purity, but one really does not know since it is not regulated.

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    This is probably the research that is being discussed in the e-mail I received. Since the e-mail was just a fund-raising plea, no references were given but I found this among my saved items, from 2017:

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/art...paign=daily-us

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    A total of 27 participants were randomized to receive 1,200 milligrams of lipoic acid every day for 2 years, while the remaining 24 subjects received a placebo.
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    I bought it back when XOXO Mark was around, but never did take it long enough to have an opinion about it. I think I stopped because I was taking so much stuff that I just didn't want to take anymore.
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