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Can Probiotics Help Multiple Sclerosis? A Q&A with Ahna Crum, R.D.N.

By Kerry Weiss
Reviewed by Dana Cooper, M.D.
September 21, 2022

This article is part of a Q&A series in which a healthcare professional in our community answers your frequently asked questions.

Probiotics are a popular way to improve digestive health, or gut health. Often called good bacteria, probiotics have caught on as a potential remedy for many other conditions that seemingly have nothing to do with digestion.

But what kind of an effect can probiotics have on multiple sclerosis, a neurological disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord? We asked Ahna Crum, a registered dietitian nutritionist, MS community expert, and fellow MS warrior, to give us the lowdown on probiotics and MS.