Skip to comments.Glucosamine-like supplement suppresses multiple sclerosis attacks (autoimmune diseases)
Posted on 09/30/2011 12:41:16 PM PDT by decimon
UCI study shows promise of metabolic therapy for autoimmune diseases
A glucosamine-like dietary supplement suppresses the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis, according to a UC Irvine study.
UCIs Dr. Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others found that oral N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves.
(Excerpt) Read more at today.uci.edu ...
A bit of reading reveals that GlcNAc can be had but that too much can cause hepatitis and maybe other nasty stuff.
I need to check into this for CIDP.