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Could an Oddball Multiple Sclerosis Drug Potentially Work in Fibromyalgia? The Dimethyl Fumarate Story

1 month ago   |   By Health Rising

Talk about an oddball drug. Named after the earth smoke plant, dimethyl fumarate is an old compound used in industrial chemistry. Wikipedia reported that in 2012 you could get it for from $1 to $50 per metric ton (but you had to buy at least two tons of it). Technically, it's a “methyl ester of fumaric acid” - an acid that has a fruit-like taste and has been used as a food additive. Our skin produces it when exposed to the sun. Plus, fumarate plays a key role in the citric acid cycle that produces ATP.
Fumaris officinalis - the earth smoke plant - produces fumaric acid.
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