Why is your research important and how will it influence the understanding and treatment of MS?
The proposed study will test whether this nutritional supplement can help reduce/eliminate fatigue and depression in people with MS. Fatigue and depression are common symptoms, highly significant and major causes of disability in MS and inability to participate in the work force. The study will advance our understanding in mechanistic control and progression of neurodegenerative disease. The therapy is a unique combination of around 20 ingredients that are specifically designed to support, protect and bolster the cellular function. The ingredients include biotin, folic acid and other vitamins and minerals. A number of the ingredients have already been shown to have some benefits in MS or in other health conditions. However, the combination is designed to be a multi-pronged approach to specifically support the cellular function to target the symptoms of MS. To demonstrate that ingestion of these nutrients have an immediate effect on the brain, where the pathology of MS is located, would be the ultimate proof of concept.