Vitamin D

Suggested Vitamin Supplements for Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease Health Center  

If you have Crohn's disease, good nutrition is crucial so you can stay as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, the disease -- as well as treatments for it -- can make it much harder to get enough of the vitamins and minerals you need.
Doctors often recommend vitamins for Crohn's disease to work around this problem. Whether you need Crohn's disease vitamins -- and which ones -- depends on your case and the your medical treatments.  

Vitamin D - Learn the Facts

Vitamin D , also known as ergocalciferol-D2, cholecalciferol-D3 and alfacalcido, is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amount of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus is important for building and keeping strong bones.

The Intriguing Role of Vitamin D

Here is the latest news from the Crohns and Colitis foundation "Under The microscope"... The connection between vitamin D and the normal immune system is gaining credibility. In IBD, there are numerous clues that suggest a role for vitamin D.

ANYONE, AT ANY AGE...CAN DEVELOP OSTEOPOROSIS

Dr. Richard Coutts is the orthopedic medical director for Sharp HealthCare

Dr. Richard Coutts, orthopedic medical director for Sharp HealthCare says, that you may be surprised to learn that osteoporosis can occur in almost any person, at any age.

The Sunshine Vitamin

Calciferol also known as Vitamin D, is called “the sunshine vitamin” since your body uses a combination of cholesterol & sunshine to make it. So if you live in a sunny city and drink lots of milk... you’ve got it made!


The Sunshine Vitamin
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Vitamin D May Reduce Risk for Crohn's Disease

According to an article published online December 12 & in the March issue of Gastroenterology, increased intake of vitamin D may radically reduce the risk for Crohn's disease in women.


Vitamin D May Reduce Risk for Crohn's Disease
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Depression May Be Linked to Low Levels of Vitamin D

Feeling blue? Have you checked your vitamin D levels?
New research suggests that low levels of vitamin D & depression may go hand in hand.


 Depression May be Linked to Low Levels of Vitamin D
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Vitamin D and Inflammation

In 33 patients undergoing knee arthroplasty, plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels were measured preoperatively, 6 to 12 hours after surgery, then daily for 5 days, and then after 3 months. By day 2 postoperatively, there was a large increase in the median C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration and a 42.5% decrease in the median 25(OH)D concentration (p < 0.001).

Should we take Extra Vitamin D?

What you should know:
Vitamin D is extremely important for your bone health. Vitamin D increases your body's ability to absorb calcium, a mineral that builds our bones. Without enough vitamin D, our bones can become brittle, thin or misshapen.


Should we take Extra Vitamin D?

The Important Link Between Immunity & Digestion

What do food intolerances, allergies, asthma, coeliac disease, cancer, IBS, hayfever, behavioural issues, and many other increasingly similar conditions all have in common?
They are all symptoms of immune system dysfunction.

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