Deficiencies with IBD

What deficiencies are common with IBD?  When you have a digestive disorder, your gut does not function as it should; which means it has trouble absorbing all the necessary nutrients from the food you take in. For many people with IBD; they can become, overtime, deficient in particular vitamins and minerals. Most commonly are: Vitamin A: Also known as Retinol; it helps your vision in dim light, your immune system fight against infections as well keeping your skin and linings of some part of the body healthy. Vitamin B’s: Included under this umbrella is Thiamin (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (vitamin B2),…

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The What and Why: Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a nutrient needed to help control our absorption of calcium and phosphate entering our body from our diet. These particular minerals are important for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Vitamin D is created from direct sunlight on our skin when we are outdoors. It is abundant in the months from April to October and found in some foods; such as oily fish, eggs, margarine, some red meat, mushrooms and fortified cereals. How do you know if you’re deficient? Most people in the UK are Vitamin D deficient due to the lack of sunlight,…

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