Vitamins in short
The basic Vitamin Schedule suggested for Multiple Sclerosis is shown inside the “Begin Klenner’s Protocol!“. Apart from those your therapist may suggest you some other as well according your needs and individuality as they have been proved to help in many cases.
Here I have gathered some more info around each vitamin, it’s use and source. Vitamins are separated in two big categories:
WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS:
Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are not stored; they are eliminated in urine. We need a continuous supply of them in our diets. The water-soluble vitamins are the B-complex group and vitamin C. Adequate intake of good quality water (at least 6-8 glasses daily) helps in better absorption.
One of the most important vitamins in the protocol. You won’t get any result to your MS if you try to substitute it with any tablet or pill because you will have a great loss because of the acids produced in your stomach.
Generally thiamine enhances circulation and assists in the production of hydrochloric acid, blood formation, and carbohydrate metabolism. It affects energy, growth disorders and learning capacity. It also needed for normal muscle tone of the intestines, stomach and heart.
Warnings: antibiotics, sulfa drugs and oral contraceptives may decrease thiamin levels in the body a high carbohydrate diet increases the need for thiamin.
This vitamin is contained in your B100 tablet and like any other B vitamin works TOGETHER WITH the rest of the B vitamins.
Generally it’s necessary for red blood cell formation, antibody production, cellular respiration and growth. Alleviates eye fatigue and is important in the prevention and treatment of cataracts. Aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. When used with vitamin A, it maintains and improves the mucous membranes in the digestive tract, facilitates oxygen use by body tissues, eliminates dandruff, helps the uptake of iron, B6 important during pregnancy since a lack can lead to fetal damage. Aids in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Warnings: oral contraceptives and strenuous exercise decrease riboflavin levels in the body. Riboflavin is easily destroyed by light, cooking, antibiotics and alcohol.
Needed for proper circulation and healthy skin. Aids in the functioning of the nervous system, in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Used in the production of hydrochloric acid. Lowers cholesterol. It is a basic element of the protocol and is taken both separately (as Nicotinic Acid only) and with the B100 tablet which comes as Niacinamide.
Known as the ‘anti-stress vitamin’ since it is used in the production of adrenal hormones and antibodies. Helps convert fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy needed to produce vital steroids and cortisone in the adrenal gland. Required by all cells of the body. Needed for normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. May be helpful in treating depression and anxiety.
Involved in more bodily functions than any other single nutrient. Affects both physical and mental health is a natural diuretic. Reduces swelling associated with PMS, injury, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Aids in preventing oxalate kidney stones from forming. Necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid and the absorption of fats and proteins. Maintains sodium and potassium balance. Needed for a properly functioning nervous system. Promotes red blood cell formation. Aids in the production of antibodies. Plays a role in cancer immunity and arteriosclerosis. Inhibits the formation of homocysteine which attacks the heart muscle and allows the deposition of cholesterol around the heart muscle. Helpful in the treatment of allergies, arthritis and asthma. Warnings: antidepressants, estrogen, and oral contraceptives may increase the need for vitamin B6 in the body.
Needed for energy production and formation of red blood cells. Helps prevent coronary heart disease. Important for healthy cell division and replication. May help depression and anxiety. Shown to help in uterine cervical dysplasia. Essential to regulate embryonic and fetal development of nerve cells. Vital for normal growth and development. Significantly reduces risk of colon cancer.
Needed to prevent anemia. Aids in cell formation and cellular longevity. Required for proper digestion, absorption of food, protein synthesis, and metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. Prevents nerve damage, maintains fertility, and promotes normal growth and development. The type of Methylcobalamine is said to be the most absorbable form. In the protocol schedule 2mg taken sublingually daily is needed .
Warnings: deficiency can be caused by malabsorption – such as the elderly and those with digestive disorders.
Choline is a chemical similar to the B-vitamins, and is often lumped in with them, although it is not (yet) an “official” B-vitamin. It serves various functions in our bodies – in the structure of cell membranes, protecting our livers from accumulating fat, as the precursor molecule for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and more. Because of rapid development in fetuses and infants, we have a great need for choline in our early lives. Human milk has high levels of choline. Choline has been shown to protect the liver from certain types of damage, and can help reverse damage that has already occurred. Additionally, it may help lower cholesterol and homocysteine levels associated with cardiovascular disease, and may also help protect against some types of cancers. This is an area where more research is needed, but there are some positive first signs. It is also contained in your B100 tablet.
♦ Biotin- Vitamin H – Vitamin H is used in cell growth, the production of fatty acids, metabolism of fats, and proteins. It plays a role in the Kreb cycle, which is the process in which energy is released from food. Biotin is also indicated for healthy hair and skin, healthy sweat glands, nerve tissue, and bone marrow, and assisting with muscle pain. Vitamin H not only assists in various metabolic chemical conversions, but also helps with the transfer of carbon dioxide. Biotin is also helpful in maintaining a steady blood sugar level.
♦Inositol – Vitamin B8 – Inositol, unofficially referred to as “vitamin B8″ is present in all animal tissues, with the highest levels in the heart and brain. It is part of the membranes (outer coverings) of all cells, and plays a role in helping the liver process fats as well as contributing to the function of muscles and nerves. Inositol may also be involved in depression. People who are depressed may have lower than normal levels of inositol in their spinal fluid. In addition, inositol participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to be a factor in depression. (Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit messages between nerve cells.) For these two reasons, inositol has been proposed as a treatment for depression, and preliminary evidence suggests that it may be helpful. Inositol has also been tried for other psychological and nerve-related conditions.
♦ PABA – It is used to improve the protein used in the body, it relates to red blood cell formation as well as assisting the manufacture of folic acid in the intestines. Para-aminobenzoic acid is used in sunscreen preparations since it can help protect the skin against ultra-violet radiation. It has been linked to hair growth as well as reversing the graying of hair, but these results are disappointing. PABA also assists with breaking down of protein, the formation of red blood cells and maintaining intestinal flora
When PABA is in short supply fatigue, irritability, nervousness and depression might manifest itself as well as constipation. Weeping eczema has also been noted in people with PABA deficiency as well as patchy areas on the skin.
Powerful antioxidant that protects against pollution and prevents cancer. Required for tissue growth and repair. Essential in the formation of collagen to form tissue. Protects against blood clotting and bruising. Promotes healing of wounds and the production of anti-stress hormones. May reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure. Protects against genetic damage, cataracts, colon cancer, respiratory illnesses, asthma, breast cancer.
Warnings: aspirin, alcohol, analgesics, antidepressants, anticoagulants, oral contraceptives and steroids may reduce levels of vitamin C. Pregnant women should use amounts no larger than 5,000 mg, as the fetus may become dependent on this supplement and develop scurvy.
FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS:
Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat before they are absorbed in the blood stream to carry out their functions. For better absorption you need to check your everyday fat intake (along with your protein and carbohydrates). Mostly olive oil, almonds etc.
General:Prevents night blindness and other eye problems. Aids some skin disorders such as acne. Enhances immunity and protects against colds, influenza and infections. May heal gastrointestinal ulcers. Protects against pollution and cancer formation. Acts as an antioxidant needed for epithelial tissue maintenance and repair important for formation of bones and teeth. Aids in fat storage. Slows the aging process. Protein cannot be utilized by the body without this.
Common provitamin A carotenoids found in foods that come from plants are beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and many others. Among these, beta-carotene is most efficiently made into retinol. Alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin are also converted to vitamin A, but only half as efficiently as beta-carotene.
Source: Found in carrots, cantaloupe, apricots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, mangos, collard greens, spinach, kale, broccoli, and other orange, red, and dark green fruits and vegetables.
Required for calcium and phosphorus absorption and utilization. Necessary for growth and especially important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth in children. Essential for the prevention of osteoporosis and rickets. Enhances immunity. Essential for maintaining normal calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Recent studies have proven the role of this vitamin to patients suffering from MS. It is much better to obtain it from supplements not from extreme sun exposure since this is known to worsen or cause MS symptoms especially in very hot days.
Antioxidant that prevents cancer and cardiovascular disease. Has been shown to reduce the chance of a heart attack by 75%. Improves circulation and aids in normal clotting and healing. Reduces blood pressure. Aids in preventing cataracts. Aids in the repair of tissue useful in treating fibrocystic breasts, PMS and leg cramps. Retards aging and may prevent age spots.
*YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR PRACTITIONER TO USE ANY OF THE ABOVE VITAMINS.