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Hi,

I have not been officially diagnosed with celiac, but I do have quite a few symptoms that could mean I do have celiac. (I am actually in the process of starting a gluten-free diet to see what happens. I am unsure of how long to stay on a diet to give it long enough to show improvment.)

Anyways, a while ago (before starting my diet) I took a calcium + Vitamin D supplement a couple days in a row. I noticed that this turned my stool to a very very pale color. After I stopped taking the supplement, they returned to the normal color. I have read that celiacs sometimes have a hard time absorbing nutrients/vitamins and I have also read that pale colored stool can also be a symptom, so I was wondering if this could possibly have anything to do with celiac? Or is it common to have a stool color change when taking a calcium supplement?

Thank you for your help! I hope to get some feedback as I attempt to figure this out.

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Hi,

I have not been officially diagnosed with celiac, but I do have quite a few symptoms that could mean I do have celiac. (I am actually in the process of starting a gluten-free diet to see what happens. I am unsure of how long to stay on a diet to give it long enough to show improvment.)

Anyways, a while ago (before starting my diet) I took a calcium + Vitamin D supplement a couple days in a row. I noticed that this turned my stool to a very very pale color. After I stopped taking the supplement, they returned to the normal color. I have read that celiacs sometimes have a hard time absorbing nutrients/vitamins and I have also read that pale colored stool can also be a symptom, so I was wondering if this could possibly have anything to do with celiac? Or is it common to have a stool color change when taking a calcium supplement?

Thank you for your help! I hope to get some feedback as I attempt to figure this out.

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If you go on a gluten free diet stay on it for at least 2 to 3 months...some see changes as fast as 2 weeks but others it takes months.....

not sure about your stool color changes with calcium but I know that with celiac stools comes in all sorts of colors and soft to hard to diarrhea...

good luck with your diet and dont get to down if you gluten yourself a few times along the way...the diets is difficult but do able...

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Hi

If you go on a gluten free diet stay on it for at least 2 to 3 months...some see changes as fast as 2 weeks but others it takes months.....

not sure about your stool color changes with calcium but I know that with celiac stools comes in all sorts of colors and soft to hard to diarrhea...

good luck with your diet and dont get to down if you gluten yourself a few times along the way...the diets is difficult but do able...

Thanks for your input!

Anyone else have any ideas about the supplement?

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Depending on what form the calcium was in, it could have been a failure to digest and absorb the calcium.

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Depending on what form the calcium was in, it could have been a failure to digest and absorb the calcium.

It is Equate Calcium 600+Vit D caplets to be exact. Do you think the possibility of failure to digest and absorb the calcium could point to celiac? (or have something to do with it?) Thanks

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It is Equate Calcium 600+Vit D caplets to be exact. Do you think the possibility of failure to digest and absorb the calcium could point to celiac? (or have something to do with it?) Thanks

Absolutely. This is the insidious part of celiac, it prevents our bodies from obtaining the nutrients we need from our food with the damage to the villi in the small intestine. And we then develop leaky gut syndrome where things are absorbed directly into the blood stream which are normally too large to go through the intestinal wall. This then can set up an autoimmune response in your body where things are treated as enemies and invaders when it is just because they are not being absorbed in the right place and in the right form.

And of course, when you are not absorbing the right nutrients you develop all kinds of medical problems, such as osteoporosis, thyroid dysfunction, etc., the list is practically endless, and the chance of developing other autoimmune diseases is very high.

Along with the Calcium and Vit.D, it is also important to take magnesium and zinc; in fact they are often combined in one tablet. I am not a vitamin expert and maybe someone else can step in here, but there are some forms of calcium that are more bio-available than others.

But before anything, if you are gluten intolerant, you will need to heal your gut so that these nutrients can get into your body.

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Absolutely. This is the insidious part of celiac, it prevents our bodies from obtaining the nutrients we need from our food with the damage to the villi in the small intestine. And we then develop leaky gut syndrome where things are absorbed directly into the blood stream which are normally too large to go through the intestinal wall. This then can set up an autoimmune response in your body where things are treated as enemies and invaders when it is just because they are not being absorbed in the right place and in the right form.

And of course, when you are not absorbing the right nutrients you develop all kinds of medical problems, such as osteoporosis, thyroid dysfunction, etc., the list is practically endless, and the chance of developing other autoimmune diseases is very high.

Along with the Calcium and Vit.D, it is also important to take magnesium and zinc; in fact they are often combined in one tablet. I am not a vitamin expert and maybe someone else can step in here, but there are some forms of calcium that are more bio-available than others.

But before anything, if you are gluten intolerant, you will need to heal your gut so that these nutrients can get into your body.

Very interesting. thanks!

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