Vitamin D Aids Leaky Gut

Just to point out this recent finding that Vitamin D supplementation reduced intestinal permeability in trials.

Vitamin D could hold key to Crohn’s treatment

Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory problem of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, affects more people in the gloomier northern regions—and now researchers think that vitamin D, the ‘sunshine vitamin’, could treat it.

Vitamin D supplements seem to strengthen the gut wall, so reducing the incidence of leaky gut, one of the characteristics of the disease.

Researchers from St James’s Hospital in Dublin gave 27 Crohn’s disease patients either vitamin D supplements, delivering 2000 IUs a day, or a placebo for three months. At the end of the trial, those who had taken the supplements had less intestinal permeability, and also were showing signs of reduced inflammation. They also reported experiencing a better quality of life while taking the supplements.

(Source: United European Gastroenterology Journal, 2015; 3(3): 294)

Source: WDDTY enews June 15
You can read a more detailed report here on Science Daily. This is why Vitamin D testing and treatment is recommended in the Gluten Plan of course!
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5 thoughts on “Vitamin D Aids Leaky Gut

  1. I am presuming they mean D3 Micki?

  2. Thanks Micki. The Vit D my consultant has me tested for is 25-OH Vit D which is D3 and this is what is mentioned in the report!

  3. Henry Davenport

    Earlier doctors also used to say that vitamin D is useful for heart but we have already known that vitamin D has a great impact on our skin and also liver related facts. Cod liver oil works as an active hormone after absorbed by vitamin D in our body.

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