Monday, July 23, 2007

Another mark against MSB+!!

I was looking at MSB+ for some folks who asked about, and thought I'd put the info up on here too -

I can give further information if you have anymore questions :).
MSB+ -

Their formula contains Iron, L-Cysteine, and Phosphotidylserine.
Iron should not be supplemented unless it is needed, because it aids in the pro-oxidative state.

Cysteine is already in overabundance in individuals with DS, due to the improper functioning of the SAM cycle. Extra cysteine should not be supplemented.

Serine is typically high in individuals with DS and there is already Serine in the formula. There is no need for phosphatidylserine.

Plus, I don't like the fact that it has Sucralose in it, but that's not a big deal, it's just something we don't care for.

It has a few more ingredients in it than the MSB+. I also like it better, because they seem to research out the ingredients more than Nutrichem does. To name a few of the several ingredients which are in NTV, which are not in MSB:

Curcumin *anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, helps remove beta-amyloid plaque build-up.
Blueberry Powder *great anti-oxidant and anti-cancer
Lutein *good for eye health
Bromelain *excellent anti-inflammatory properties

Plus, MSB doses based on age, not on weight, which is not as accurate of dosing. Pretty much all of their ingredients in MSB are given at MUCH lower doses than NTV. NTV doses based on weight and age. I was amazed at how low their doses were.

For some examples:
the amount of TMG in MSB that my brother (2 yrs old, about 30 lbs) would be supposed to get is 25 mgs. In NTV, he gets 150mgs. Plus, he takes 500mgs extra of TMG anyways!
the amount of zinc in MSB that my brother would be supposed to get is 3.75mgs. In NTV, he gets 9 mgs. Plus, he takes a bit extra.

That is a HUGE difference. Just another "nail in the coffin" for me on not using MSB+!

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