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If you had one chance to prevent MS, what would you do?

This is the very question which Ryan McLaughlin from Glasgow,  Scotland has the answer to.

Ryan McLaughlin is only too well aware of the effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), it impacts on the lives of 10,500 people in Scotland and one of those affected by the diseases is his own Mum.

Multiple Sclerosis is an illness which has no cure, and to lessen the impact of MS on future generations Ryan McLaughlin wanted to fight for the prevention of MS and wants to stop other children from the same pain.

The effect that MS  has taken on his own family made him determined to fight to save other families the same pain.

Shine on Scotland Campaign Goals:

  • Providing Vitamin D to all of Scotland’s residents.
  • Clarification on the recommended daily allowance advice
  • To run a public awareness campaign to inform the public about the benefits of Vitamin D in relation to Multiple Sclerosis

When Ryan learned that Scientists had proven a link between MS and a lack of Vitamin D. People in Scotland are exposed to less sunshine, and it is the energy from the sun which triggers a chemical reaction in the body which leads to Vitamin D being produced. MS is rare in countries close to the equator which have a high amount of sunshine and more common at distant latitudes. For example, in the US – MS rates are lowest in Florida and rise towards Canada.

Vitamin D and Hair Loss

There is some evidence to suggest that vitamin D may play a role in promoting healthy hair growth. Vitamin D is essential for the proper functioning of the body, and it helps to regulate the growth and development of cells.

Research has shown that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to hair loss, and that adequate levels of vitamin D may be necessary for healthy hair growth. However, more studies are needed to fully understand the relationship between vitamin D and hair growth.

It is important to note that while vitamin D may play a role in healthy hair growth, it is just one of many factors that can impact the health of your hair. Other factors, such as a balanced diet, regular exercise, and good hair care practices, are also important for maintaining healthy hair.

Vitamin D and MS

Vitamin D is believed to play a role in multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, and vitamin D has been shown to have a regulatory effect on the immune system.

Research has suggested that there is a link between low levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of developing MS. Studies have also found that people with MS tend to have lower levels of vitamin D compared to those without the condition.

In addition, some studies have suggested that vitamin D supplementation may help to reduce the severity and progression of MS symptoms, although further research is needed to confirm these findings.

It is important to note that while vitamin D may have a beneficial effect on MS, it is not a cure for the condition, and other treatments may be necessary to manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

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