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The news can be an incredibly helpful resource, especially when it's paired with scientific research. Here at Inovera Bioscience, we're dedicated to providing you with new information to help you better optimize your overall health, especially those living with an inflammatory bowel disease. Blogs in this category will help you better understand what vitamins are, how they can benefit you, and other useful information that you can use to feel better and more confident. Find a blog or video that interests you and see how our supplements Forvia and Forbones Xtra D can benefit you.

Facts about Crohn's disease and IBD supplements

What is Short Bowel Syndrome?

March 5, 2019

The small intestine is a magical, tube-shaped organ that allows us to digest food. Thanks to this winding, long organ, we are able to absorb nutrients from food in an efficient manner, unless you have a gastrointestinal condition, such as short bowel syndrome.

Short bowel syndrome is a group of problems that are associated with poor absorption of nutrients. While ongoing research is shedding light on the causes and treatments for short bowel syndrome, there is already plenty of established literature that suggests that short bowel syndrome typically occurs in people with abnormal intestines.

Abnormal small intestines can be the result of surgical removal, severe damage, or poor motility within the small intestines. While the average small intestine is roughly 20 feet in length, people who have been diagnosed with short bowel syndrome only have about 10 feet or less of the small intestine.

At Inovera Bioscience™, we create multivitamins and minerals to help those diagnosed gastrointestinal conditions like celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and short bowel disease. Our multivitamins have helped countless people ensure that they are able to get all of their vitamins and minerals. Visit our website for more information today about Forvia® Multivitamins.

What Causes Short Bowel Syndrome?

While some children are born with unusually short small intestines, most people who are diagnosed with short bowel syndrome have had parts of their small intestine surgically removed due to injury, other gastrointestinal conditions, or birth defects.

Patients who have been diagnosed with intestinal cancer or have damaged intestines as a result of cancer treatments typically have short bowel syndrome. Another leading cause for short bowel syndrome is gastrointestinal conditions like Crohn’s disease, which causes swelling, inflammation, and irritation of the digestive tract.

Short bowel syndrome can be a devastating disease to live with, but fortunately, it is rare and also treatable. Those affected by Crohn’s disease that require surgical removal of parts of their small intestines are definitely at risk of having short bowel disease.

How Does Short Bowel Syndrome Impact You?

There are a host of complications that can occur from having short bowel syndrome. Of those complications, which include peptic ulcers, kidney stones, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, malabsorption seems to be one of the most common complications.

Malabsorption occurs when the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, is unable to process and absorb the food that you eat. Malabsorption is a common symptom of many gastrointestinal conditions like ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, and Crohn’s disease. Because all of these diseases impact the inner wall and lining of the intestines, your body struggles to absorb nutrients as a result.

Malabsorption can turn into a very dangerous condition if it is not handled correctly. Those who have malabsorption, either from short bowel syndrome or other gastrointestinal conditions, should definitely consult a doctor about how to treat this disorder so that they have the proper energy and nutrients to go about their daily tasks.

Because malabsorption can be such an impactful disorder, it is important to know that there is a variety of different treatments. It is necessary to stay hydrated while experiencing malabsorption. Because your body has a difficult time absorbing certain nutrients when you experience malabsorption, you can lose lots of liquids through vomiting or diarrhea. Some doctors and medical professionals will also consider delivering fluids, electrolytes, and liquid minerals through an intravenously.

For people who don’t need parenteral nutrition or enteral nutrition, it is important to supplement your food consumption with multivitamins and minerals. While many companies that sell nutritional supplements are designed for the general public, Inovera Bioscience has created a revolutionary multivitamin that is specifically designed for those with gastrointestinal conditions.

 

The Forvia Difference

Forvia is an exceptional multivitamin and mineral supplement that helps people who have a reduced ability to absorb vitamins and minerals because of gastrointestinal disorders. Thanks to extensive testing and trials, Forvia has many vital nutrients in an easy-to-absorb tablet or chew, making it the Top Rated National® Online Vitamin and Supplement.

If you are ready to find out more about Forvia and how it can help you with a gastrointestinal disorder or help alleviate malabsorption, be sure to visit our website or call us today at 866-619-7705.

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February 4, 2019

Chewable Vitamin Benefits

January 3, 2019

Chewable vitamins have been marketed toward children for a long time. As a kid, you may have seen them as Flintstone’s Gummy Vitamins; however, chewable vitamins are now seeing popularity among adults. There are numerous benefits to chewable vitamins and minerals, and you may want to consider switching your vitamin tablet to a chewable form.

At Inovera Bioscience, the creators of Forvia Multivitamin® decided to formulate a chewable multivitamin for adults so that those with gastrointestinal conditions can receive the proper nutrients every day without suffering from indigestion. If you want to purchase Forvia Chewable Multivitamins and Minerals, visit our website today for more information.

Chewable Vitamins and Swallowing

The days of having a tablet dissolve in your mouth and tasting the unmistakable taste of multivitamins are gone. If you have trouble swallowing pills or dislike the taste of pills, then chewable multivitamins are right for you. While many old-school tablets have an unpleasant taste or can get lodged in your throat if you don’t have immediate access to water, chewable vitamins were designed to be chewed up and more easily swallowed.

If you have a strong gag reflex, chewable vitamins should not pose any problems for you. If you also have a throat condition or are suffering from any throat-related sickness, chewable vitamins are also easier to take when inflammation is occurring in your throat.

Digestive Benefits

Vitamins can be tough on the digestive tract. Traditional tablets and pills are difficult to digest in the stomach. As a result, heartburn and nausea can occur if you take your vitamins on an empty stomach. Oftentimes, the hard lining on the outside of traditional vitamin tablets is difficult to break down, especially if the enzymes in your stomach have not been activated as they normally are when you eat and chew food.

Chewable vitamins allow your saliva and teeth a chance to break down the vitamin before it reaches your stomach. As a result, the chewable vitamin is easier on the stomach, and the tiny amount of sugar in most chewable vitamins aids with activating enzymes in your stomach to aid in digestion. If you plan on taking chewable vitamins, just be sure to still take them with a glass of water, so that the parts of the vitamin are effectively washed out of your mouth after you are finished chewing them.

Forvia Chewable Multivitamins

If the benefits of chewable multivitamins sound good to you, but you have issues with calcium or iron supplements because of a preexisting gastrointestinal condition, Forvia Chewable Multivitamins is here for you. We specially designed these vitamins to help you absorb the proper nutrients and minerals every day of your life, regardless of whether you have Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, or ulcerative colitis.

Our chewable multivitamins are perfect for easy digestion and deliver vital nutrients and minerals to your body even if you have a condition that causes malabsorption. If you want to try Forvia Chewable Multivitamins for yourself, call us today at 866-619-7705 or visit our website to purchase our chewable multivitamins.

How Crohn's disease can affect the body

How Crohn’s Disease Affects the Body

November 15, 2017

Crohn’s disease is a digestive disorder that can cause a number of symptoms in the stomach, intestines, and bowels. Many experience nutritional deficiencies, and because of their body’s inability to absorb nutrients, they have to take supplements for Crohn’s.

Inovera Bioscience has created a highly absorbable vitamin and mineral formula to aid in Crohn’s malabsorption. It’s formulated to deliver the nutrients you need in tablet or chewable form and is available in 30, 60, 90, and 180 day supply. Shop direct from our Forvia page now!

Here are some of the ways Crohn’s disease can affect the digestive system.

Ulcers on the Intestinal Tract

One of the early signs is small ulcers that form on the digestive tract that eventually become larger and deeper. These will cause scarring in the intestines and bowels that lead to stiffness and narrowing, which can lead to obstructions. The deeper the ulcers become, the higher the chances of intestinal perforations and bacterial infections.

Narrowing of the Intestines

Crohn’s disease nutritional deficiencies can be caused by obstructions in the intestines, when the walls become too narrow for food to pass through and absorb into the body. When food cannot pass through, you might experience cramps, abdominal distention, vomiting, and nausea. In rare cases, the obstructions can cause ruptures, which can lead to life-threatening situations.

Pain

As you can probably imagine, the ulcers, inflammation obstructions, and stiffness can become quite painful. Diarrhea, another symptom, can also cause discomfort. This pain can be enough to cause a loss of appetite, which is another cause of Crohn’s malabsorption and nutritional deficiencies. Finding an effective supplement for Crohn’s can become critical to your health.

Bleeding, Abscesses, and Fistulae

Abscesses are collections of pus, which is a sign of a serious infection. These can be found in the anus and rectum, and along with the abscesses can come fever, inflammation, and tenderness. Fistulae are tunnels that form where they shouldn’t. For example, fistulae can take shape between the rectum and anus, or into the bladder, or into the sex organs.

How to Help Alleviate the Symptoms

You might already see a medical practitioner to manage medications and symptoms. Additionally, taking special care to follow a Crohn’s-friendly diet can help, in addition to taking supplements for Crohn’s. Decreasing your intake of high-fiber foods like veggies and fruits, which can obstruct the intestines, is one way. Also, your body is likely experiencing difficulty breaking down and absorbing fats, so you might consider cutting your fat intake. Even if you don’t have true lactose intolerance, the immune response Crohn’s causes can make your body react as if you do. When you lower your intake of milk, cheese, and other sources of lactose, you’re cutting down on your chances of experiencing bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and stomach upset.

Dehydration could result from vomiting and diarrhea, so drinking more water is critical to avoiding dehydration. Additionally, your body’s renal system might not be able to compensate for your intestinal tract’s inability to absorb and recycle water through your system. Drink water often, throughout the day.

Consider supplements for Crohn’s that are designed to be highly absorbable with nutrients that not only aid in digestion, but that will replenish the nutrients your body is having a hard time absorbing as well. FORVIA is designed just for this function, and is available in chewable and tablet form. Learn more and buy Forvia by visiting this page today!

Nutritional deficiencies and celiac disease

Nutritional Deficiencies and Celiac Disease

November 1, 2017

People who suffer from gluten intolerance and celiac disease not only face the signs and symptoms of celiac disease but might also show signs of vitamin deficiency. Juggling a gluten-free diet can be a challenge, and despite your best efforts, you might still have some deficiencies. We have created a supplement that can help combat these deficiencies for those who are living with celiac disease.

Inovera Bioscience has created FORVIA®, a multivitamin/mineral supplement that is designed to be highly absorbable, which is especially important for those who suffer from gastrointestinal conditions that inhibit absorption. For those who have been diagnosed with IBD, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and celiac disease, we offer tablets and chewables. Shop FORVIA now!

Here are some of the signs of vitamin deficiency you might experience when living a gluten-free lifestyle, and how FORVIA can help.

Micronutrients: Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and Folate

Micronutrients are minerals and vitamins that are required for the body to function, and they’re only needed in small quantities. Despite the low amount you need, they’re essential to producing hormones, enzymes, proteins, and other chemicals that your body can’t function without. Vitamin D is critical to bone health, your respiratory system, immune function, and mental and emotional health. Your brain utilizes vitamin B12, which is crucial to memory, cognition, and energy. Folate, also a B vitamin, and also known as folic acid, produces DNA and produces the genetic materials responsible for cell division, new cell growth, and nerve health.

Minerals: Calcium and Iron

Calcium and iron are essential to many functions of the body, and if you’re living with celiac disease or a gluten-free diet, you’ve likely noticed some of these signs. You’re probably already familiar with calcium’s role in bone health and strength. However, it also plays a significant role in colon and rectal health, preventing cardiovascular disease, it regulates blood pressure, prevents kidney stones, and helps with managing weight. Iron is essential to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen through the body. Your immune system’s health is also dependent upon iron to function optimally.

When you’re unable to consume wheat, barley, and rye due to celiac disease or gluten intolerance, getting the right nutrients is all the more important. Rebuilding the cells of the intestinal tract will lead to better absorption of nutrients, which, in turn, will help your body function optimally and heal from the inflammation. It’s possible that you will experience a decrease in the signs and symptoms of celiac disease and gluten intolerance, too.

FORVIA is highly absorbable by the intestinal tract. That’s especially important when going through the stress and inflammation that celiac disease can cause. It includes vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, as well as B12 and folate. And to further promote healing, it includes zinc, which plays a role in immune function as well. Calcium comes in the form of dicalcium phosphate, which is a non-gassy form of the mineral.

Our bottles come in 30, 90, and 180 day supplies and you can choose between chewable supplements and tablets. Buy FORVIA today!