FeaturesApr/May 2014 Issue

Top 6 Supplements for  Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Top 6 Supplements for Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten-free foods are often lacking in key nutrients, like iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous and B vitamins, because wheat is taken out of the diet and because many gluten-free foods are not fortified with vitamins and minerals, says Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN, nutrition coordinator of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and lead nutrition author for CeliacNow.org. A daily multivitamin/mineral supplement typically provides at least 100 percent of the recommended levels of these nutrients. “Your multivitamin/mineral supplement is a base-line protection for getting a lot of the key vitamins and trace minerals that are not present in your diet,” Dennis says.

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