Around 8,000 people and their families are living with Multiple Sclerosis in Ireland. Every day they face the challenges presented by a chronic and progressive neurological disease.

A recent report* found that people in Ireland with MS pay an average of €17,103 every year on costs directly associated with their disease. This money is spent on things like GP visits, hospital visits, medical scans and treatments. Indirect costs such as missed days from work, extra childcare and transport costs can add up to thousands more.

MS attacks the central nervous system, causing certain cells to stop functioning properly and the nerves to gradually degenerate. This results in a deterioration in various functions such as vision, speech and movement.

Most people with MS seek to manage their condition through a combination of conventional medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Nutritionally, they are encouraged to eat a variety of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for growth, repair and general health. Vitamins of particular importance are vitamin D, the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, and vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Similarly important minerals include magnesium and calcium.

Magnesium is involved in more than 300 reactions in the body. Our cells use it to transport calcium and potassium, while healthy magnesium levels are vital for nerve function, muscle contraction and healthy bones – all of which can be impacted by MS.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is instrumental in the formation of teeth and bone and in the regulation of many body processes. It is also a critically important supplement for those who are at risk for osteoporosis, which disproportionately affects people with MS.

So how do you pack enough nutritional value into your diet at a time when – because of intensive farming practices and soil depletion – our food provides just one-third of the nutrients it used to.

It is worth remembering that people with MS are no different to anyone else insofar as their health begins at a cellular level. It is vitally important your cells are nourished with the correct minerals and trace elements in order to function properly and allow your body to repair and stay healthy.

Balance also matters. Too much of one mineral or too little of another can have significant knock-on effects for people with a neurological disease.

Cellnutrition Quinton Isotonic provides the perfect balance of 78 minerals and trace elements for your cells because it has almost the exact same chemical properties as the internal terrain of your body. This means that it provides minerals and trace elements in the proportions that your cells and your body require them – and it does so in perfect 100% bioavailable form.

Many conventional treatments for MS are designed to increase protective enzyme activity, aid anti-inflammatory activity and support nerve flexibility. The effectiveness of these treatments can be improved by detoxing your body’s internal environment to remove excessive heavy metals and other toxins. Heavy metals such as arsenic, aluminium, mercury, lead and cadmium are neurotoxins and can contribute to autoimmune symptoms. They can also affect your ability to absorb important nutrients.

The minerals and trace elements in Cellnutrition Quinton Isotonic have been found to help this detoxification process, which helps the enzymes function properly and ensures that the correct genes are accurately expressed in your cells. This allows your cells to function and replicate as intended and gives your body the best chance of repair and maintaining itself.