Can Biotin Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis? – Medical News Today

(MEDICAL NEWS TODAY) Danielle Dresden, January 14, 2017 — What is biotin, can it help with MS, and how might it be used? Learn about current research on biotin and other possible health benefits of this vitamin.

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system affects the central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord. The cause is unknown, but it may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Many people with multiple sclerosis(MS) use diet to help manage their symptoms, and vitamins are an essential component of this.

One important group of vitamins are the B vitamins, which help the body turn food into energy, support the nervous system, and keep the skin, hair, eyes, and liver healthy. They are very important during pregnancy.

Biotin, sometimes referred to as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H, is one of the B complex vitamins and is essential for human health. Biotin is found in brewer’s yeast, nuts, egg yolks, Swiss chard, liver, and many other foods.

Source: Can Biotin Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis? – Medical News Today