What To Look For in Your IBD Supplements

February 22, 2022

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can cause significant digestive issues in patients. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and more are persistent gastrointestinal diseases that cause chronic inflammation of the GI tract and do severe damage over time. Supplements like FORVIA from Inovera Bioscience provide sufferers with the vitamins and minerals that these conditions can make difficult to absorb. Contact Inovera today and let us help answer your questions about IBD supplements. Here are a few things to look for when considering multivitamins.

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Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Vitamin C and the B vitamins are water-soluble but A, D, E and K are not.  IBD and some other conditions  make it more difficult for patients to properly break down and absorb fats. The fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K in FORVIA are in water miscible forms that  help ensure better absorption within the GI system.

Vitamin C and Iron

Bleeding within the GI tract is a great concern when you are dealing with IBD. You could be losing mild to severe amounts of blood internally and not even be aware it is happening. This is why maintaining proper levels of iron in your blood is important. The correct amount and ratio of vitamin C to iron in a vitamin supplement promotes better absorption of iron.  Good iron blood levels are important to avoid anemia and fatigue

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Immune System Support

IBD often causes issues throughout the GI tract. From top to bottom, your organs can be damaged in ways that may go undetected without invasive procedures like endoscopy or multiple tests. Ensuring that your supplement contains zinc can help not only your immune system but your ability to heal from wounds.

Calcium

Inflammation of the GI system can have negative consequences that resonate to every other system in your body. When you are unable to get the proper amount of calcium absorbed into your body, your skeletal system isn’t getting the nutrients needed to build strong bones. Vitamin D is essential to calcium absorption so be sure your supplement provides vitamin D.  There are actually several forms of vitamin D, so also check that your supplement provides vitamin D as the D3 form.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is not easy to live with. Patients deserve to know what to look for in a multivitamin and what they are putting in their bodies to help avoid deficiencies that can occur with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Reach out to Inovera now and let us help you to learn about how Forvia and other multivitamin supplements can help you live a better life with IBD. Shop with us now!