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What vitamin supplements should I avoid if I have multiple sclerosis (MS)?

High doses of some vitamins can antagonize your immune-modulating, immunosuppressive therapies used to manage multiple sclerosis (MS). Supplements that stimulate the immune system should be avoided in high doses. Those include selenium, zinc, B1, B2, folic acid, B6, vitamin A, biotin, magnesium, copper, and manganese. The effectiveness of these is not supported by studies in MS.

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