Fish Oil and MSA.
I have recently been reading about the powerful effects of the essential polyunsaturated oil, Omega-3 DHA and EPA, more commonly known as fish oil, its said to prevent the brain shrinking in diseases like schizophreina (along with its effects in preventing heart disease).
Most of the brain is made from DHA and many processes within the brain require this EPA and DHA (as essential fatty acids) or they do not form properly.
A lot of its effects are proven scientifically to be benefical. (see the wikipedia entry on omega-3 for a full list)
But one of the effects of this oil, if taken in very large quantities is to thin the blood, which could add to the blood pressure problems with MSA.
Still, I would definately buy some as a supplement (you can get them as 1000mg tablets in the ALDI) and start taking 1-2 per day. 2 grams per day is meant to be a benefical dose.
I rather like the taste of fish oil. You also get about 2 grams of Omega-3 DHA and EPA in about 85g (1 tin) of sardines BTW. One smoked mackeral is about 120-150 grams and contains about 3-4 grams Omega-3. The reccommended amount is 7-11 grams per week.
It may help somewhat in slowing the disease down perhaps preventing the rate that the inclusion proteins form in the brain cells. By taking this your giving your brain the best resources you can to fight the illness, so its worth a try.[b][/b]