Thursday 2 March 2017

Vitamin D Could Ease Symptoms Of Crohn’s, Colitis And IBS

Vitamin D

Symptoms can be similar to other conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, with people suffering from bloating, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and constipation.

As sufferers of the disease can have problems digesting and absorbing food due to the inflammation in the small intestine, vitamin deficiencies can occur regularly.

Crohn’s is characterised by symptoms known as flare-ups.

While there’s no cure the disease can be managed with medication and sometimes surgery, as well as diet and lifestyle changes to give sufferers long periods of remission from flare-ups.

However, experts believe using a vitamin D oral spray has been proven to provide better absorption than tablets.

Experts have claimed the vitamin bypasses the digestive system and is delivered directly into the blood stream.

A study published by the BMJ Open Gastroenterology discovered a significant association between a patient’s vitamin D levels and the severity of their malabsorption issues.

Dr Bernard Corfe, from the University of Sheffield's Molecular Gastroenterology Research Group, featured IBS patients taking a dose - 3000 IU daily - vitamin D oral spray versus a placebo.

Overall, supplementation significantly improved participants’ vitamin D levels and importantly the trial found that the negative impact on quality of life maybe reduced through vitamin D supplementation.

A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry also found that low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of developing Crohn’s disease, as a weak immune system can cause an increased inflammatory response, promoting the development of Crohn’s.

Public Health England announced last year that everyone should take vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter.

Vitamin D

BetterYou’s DLux oral vitamin spray range offers convenience and guaranteed absorption which traditional tablets, capsules and drops - which all rely upon an increasingly inefficient digestive system - simply can’t.

An oral spray does not require water to take, does not need to be taken with food and is easy to use on the go.

Multiple trials have found that oral vitamin sprays elevate serum vitamin D levels on average 2.5 times more effectively than traditional tablets and capsules.

Dr Charles Heard, who lead the Cardiff University absorption trial, said: “The ultra-fast uptake is due to the very absorbent tissue within the mouth and the close proximity of a rich vein network.

“In some cases, it is close to that of IV or intramuscular injections.”

Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director at BetterYou, said: “Vitamin D deficiency can be easily corrected by supplementation and simple lifestyle changes.

"The DLux Oral sprays can provide the solution for those looking to boost low vitamin D levels in the blood which are associated with autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s and Colitis.”

BetterYou is working with scientists from the University of Sheffield, on a three-year clinical trial looking at the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the quality of life of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).



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