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  • acricketeer acricketeer Oct 26, 2011 1:32 PM Flag

    BG-12 Diethyl Fumarate Available in Health Food Stores

    Even if insurance won't pay for it as an over the counter remedy, savvy MS patient support groups will figure it out soon. The history of this compound is quite interesting. It's been around for around 25 years when a Swiss biochemist, Schwkendiek, was experimenting with food grade chemicals to treat his psoriasis. He combined it with a diet devoid of nuts, seeds and chocolate and established a titration protocol. Psoriasis and MS have several things in common as autoimmune disease. Diethyl fumarate was once mocked by dermatologists, but then some studies appeared in prestigious journals. In fact, I would expect Biogen's drug to be used off label for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as well as MS.Meanwhile, there are a few companies who are selling this product dirt cheap in health food stores.

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