The Benefits of Vitamins for Neurological Conditions

The Benefits of Vitamins for Neurological Conditions

Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults take some kind of dietary supplement, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s 2018 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. Multi-vitamins were the most popular followed by vitamins D and C. 1

Can vitamins help people with neurological conditions? Much research is being conducted to try and answer that question. There are some exciting and encouraging findings.

Migraines: Migraine headaches can cause acute throbbing pain or pulsing sensation. They can last from several hours to several days with pain so severe that it can interfere with regular activities. Vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, showed "a consistent positive therapeutic effect in adults" for reducing the frequency of migraines, according to a 2017 review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.2

Multiple Sclerosis (MS): MS is considered to be an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks myelin in the central nervous system.3
The role that vitamin D may play in MS has gained lots of attention. For several years, there has been a growing interest in the role of low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of MS attacks or exacerbations.4 Some studies suggest that for people who already have MS, vitamin D may offer some benefits such as lessening the frequency and severity of their symptoms.5

Epilepsy: Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages.6 This neurological condition affects the nervous system and is characterized by unpredictable seizures. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, low levels of the minerals sodium, calcium, and magnesium can alter the electrical activity of brain cells and cause seizures.7 Nutrients that may reduce seizure frequency include vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin E.8

Neuropathy: Neuropathy is a nerve dysfunction that results in weakness, numbness, and pain. It often is a result of other conditions such as lupus, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Vitamins B-1, B-6, and B-12 have been found to be especially beneficial for treating neuropathy. These B vitamins help support a healthy nervous system and reduce pain and inflammation.9

There is still much to learn about vitamin supplements and their role in helping neurological conditions, but it is exciting to think what the future may hold. Always talk with your doctor before adding any vitamin or mineral supplement to your diet as some can interact with some medications.

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Dr. Spinner is certified by the American Board of Neurology (Neurology and Neurophysiology), Board of Headache Medicine (UCNS), National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (Internal Medicine) and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Spinner believes that by providing comprehensive care with an integrated medical approach the best results can be achieved. Dr. Spinner will work closely with you to develop a customized and comprehensive treatment plan to resolve your symptoms and improve quality of life.

  1. www.nutritionaloutlook.com/view/75-americans-take-dietary-supplements-latest-crn-survey-finds
  2. www.brainandlife.org/articles/do-vitamins-really-help-people-with-neurologic-conditions/
  3. https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Definition-of-MS
  4. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/expert-answers/vitamins-for-ms-do-supplements-make-a-difference/faq-20112502
  5. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/expert-answers/vitamin-d-and-ms/faq-20058258
  6. www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/what-epilepsy
  7. www.epilepsy.com/learn/triggers-seizures/nutritional-deficiencies
  8. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17397265/
  9. premierneurologycenter.com/blog/6-dietary-supplements-that-can-improve-neuropathy/

Dr. Spinner is certified by the American Board of Neurology (Neurology and Neurophysiology), Board of Headache Medicine (UCNS), National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (Internal Medicine) and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Spinner believes that by providing comprehensive care with an integrated medical approach the best results can be achieved. Dr. Spinner will work closely with you to develop a customized and comprehensive treatment plan to resolve your symptoms and improve quality of life.

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