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Celiac disease is an inherited chronic digestive disorder that is caused by a intolerance to gluten. Gluten is a component of grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats and kamut. If someone with gluten intolerance eats gluten, the body launches an immune-system attack on the gluten, causing the small intestine to swell. This damages the small intestine, causing diarrhea, impairing digestion and making it difficult to absorb vital nutrients. People with celiac can become malnourished from loss of vitamins, minerals and calories. Other symptoms include nausea, fatigue, irritability, depression, muscle cramps and muscle wasting. Celiac affects both adults and children, can appear at any age and be triggered by emotional or physical stress.
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain optimal levels of nutrients to help the gut produce the healthiest cells (intestinal epithelial cells) possible. These cells are vital to optimal digestion and absorption function to keep the entire body healthy.
An essential fatty acid should contain the perfect blend of essential fatty acids to help form healthy gut epithelial cells and to minimize gut inflammation. This supports the health of the gut epithelial cells and improves their digestive and absorption function.
Digestive enzymes and prebiotics should contain a high potency, full-spectrum blend of digestive enzymes to help the celiac patient more efficiently absorb vital nutrient from food and help maintain a healthy weight.
Additional Supplement Considerations
(500 mg per day) L-Glutamine is helpful as glutamine is the primary fuel for gut epithelial cells. L-glutamine supplementation can help optimize the health of gut epithelial cells in conjunction with the All-in-One Multi-Vitamin and Mineral and Essential Fatty Acid supplements.
High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral
A superior level of nutritional status of vitamin A, carotenoids such as lycopene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and folic acid have been reported to be associated with a reduced risk of cervical dysplasia.
Additional Beta-carotene (50,000 – 1000,000 IU)
check with your physician before taking this high dosage
Vitamin E (400 IU)
this is in addition to 400 IU’s found in a High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral supplement