Sunscreen compounds help suppress MS symptoms

Vitamin D, whether gained naturally with the help of sunshine or from a supplement, is widely seen as being beneficial if you have MS. Certainly, I have experienced a benefit from taking tablets on a daily basis.

Now, though, scientists are saying that sunscreen, that helps block the sun’s rays, can help suppress symptoms of the disease. At least, two ingredients of the sunscreen do the suppressing – and it was proved to work in mice.


Dr Hector DeLuca,, research team leader.

The ingredients are salate derivatives, which are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

University of Wisconsin, Madison, researchers’ study was published their study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It was titled “Salate derivatives found in sunscreens block experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice.”


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