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Healthy Foods/Vitamins

Is there any type of vitamins/foods I can take to help restore the Optic nerve I recently am on prednisone that seems to help alittle bit but I am trying to find a way to strenthen it?  ie: carrots or something to get it back or a little bit better?
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Hi,
     How are you? Are you suffering from optic neuritis? Any nerve for that matter if it is completely degenerated cannot be regenerated, but there are certain vitamins which can improve the function of nerves and nervous system. Nervous function and muscular coordination requires the presence of B vitamins along with the vitamin E in good quantities within the body, any resulting or existing deficiencies in these vitamins will ensure weaknesses to overcome the musculature.

Since nutrients such as the vitamin B12, the mineral calcium and the essential mineral magnesium are vital for nervous system, which in turn regulates muscles-these nutrients must also be taken in regular and consistent amounts with the diet.

Vitamin D may have a direct effect on the eyes, and it is vital for maintaining overall good health. Food sources of vitamin D include butter, egg yolk, fish liver oils, fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, and liver and oysters. Pantothenic acid might be called a brain chemical. A deficiency may result in nerve and optic degeneration. Major sources of pantothenic acid include liver, kidney, heart, brewer's yeast, sunflower seeds, peanuts, buckwheat flour, royal bee jelly, egg yolk, bran, fish, and whole-grain cereals.
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Thank you for your information.  Over the counter vitamins ideas how many miligrams of each?  Thank you again.
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Hi,
     How are you? The regular dosages of vitamins are as listed below, but you need to take these according to your requirement and including those which are supplemented through your diet. Take an opinion of your neurologist in this regard.
B-Complex 50 mg , that contains 50 mgs. of Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (b2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), P6, PABA, Choline, Inositol; 50 mcg. B12, and 400 mcg. of folic acid.
Vitamin D- 400 IUs, Vitamin E- 15 IUs, if you have rheumatic heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, or take digitalis drugs, Vitamin E can be very harmful. And definitely check with your doctor before even taking this small amount.

Calcium-1,000 to 1,500 mgs. a day, Magnesium-is 280 mgs/day.

Hope this information was useful.
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