Thursday, January 10, 2019

Vitamins and Minerals

One of the problems with having Crohn's Disease (one of many), is the fact that you have problems absorbing the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs.  Over the years, and alot of trial and error, I was finally able to find a multi vitamin that does not cause me pain and discomfort. I think the Remicade (Infliximab) has alot to do with it. The over the counter multi's have too many "fillers" which I think was causing all the problems. Of course the one I find that works, I have to get from a doctor friend as they are only available through health practitioners. What I found interesting was that these multi's have zero fillers and are derived directly from fruits and vegetables.... that's it, which in a way, makes lots of sense.  They are hard to get and cost more, but they work....for me. On top of the multi's, I also take other supplements. I take B50 complex, D, B12, Magnesium, Iron and Omega 3.
As a Crohn's patient, we need these supplements, but everyone is different so it will take a while to find what works for you. It's taken many many years to find what combination works. I dont take all of them at once, I take some one day and some the next day. I found that it I take them all each day, I get some pain and discomfort.
Even if you think they arent working, still take them, you never know.

6 comments:

Greg VH said...

What’s the name of the multivitamin you like??

Vern Laine said...

It just says "Multivitamin and Mineral" by BioMed

Tom said...

How did you find good doctors

Vern Laine said...

Word of mouth generally. I've seen some doctors that I didnt feel comfortable with so I dont go back and looked for a different one. I saw several doctors while trying to get diagnosed and my specialist I have now was the second one I saw.

Tom said...

Thank you.i am new to using blogs I am trying to help my sister who has rhematoid arthritis and Crohn's. At

Vern Laine said...

No problem. My blog is just one of many really good and helpful ones out there.
You can always send me an email crohnsltsd@gmail.com if you have any other questions.
We're all here to lend a hand!
~Vern