What Vitamins/supplements Should I Get?
Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:35 PM
Posted 10 April 2010 - 09:37 AM
I'm currently on 50k units of vitamin D once a week (Rx from GI doc, my D level was super low)
In addition I take a multivitamin and a calcium/vitamin D daily
I take a digestive enzyme, grapefruit seed extract pill and probiotic with dinner
-IgE to oats and rye
-Diagnosed with Colitis via endoscopy/colonoscopy Oct '10
-Following FODMAP diet since June '10, Positve SIBO test, July '10
-Diagnosed non-celiac gluten intolerant June '10 (celiac in March '10, endocsocopy in Oct '10 shows no signs of celiac)
-Osteopenia June '10
-Gluten free since July '09 & Soy free since December '09
-Dairy free since '06
-IBS & Sjogren's diagnosed '05
-RA diagnosed as a toddler
Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:33 PM
Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:01 PM
So what vitamins or supplements do I need to get while being gluten free? I know magnesium cuz of constipation, but what else should I get?
I was concerned about the anemia, so instead of coffee every day I drink hot almond milk with a tablespoon of organic blackstrap molasses. It has lots of good vitamins in it, and I actually get a little "happy" high about 20 minutes after drinking it
I also take calcium with magnesium, digestive enzymes with every meal, probiotics, fish oil, and a multi-vitamin. All of these gluten-free, of course. Be careful to check on-line if the vitamins, etc. are gluten free.
I'm also adding brewers yeast to my hot cereal.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:41 AM
The only accurate way to know what vitamins and supplements you need are to have your doctor run a complete blood assay for your body's current levels of vitamins and minerals. Most doctors do not do this (?) unless asked! A Nutritionist should be involved since recommended levels differ for celiacs compared with the standard lab ranges of low/normal/high. Remember that a malfunctioning small intestine is a nutritional disease, but too often is not treated beyond the gluten-free diet recommendation.
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Gluten free since 2005
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 07:47 PM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:27 AM
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