Celiac Nutrients and Herbs

Nutrients

SUPPLEMENT

SUGGESTED DOSAGE

COMMENTS

Essential fatty acids (Kyolic-EPA from Wakunaga, flaxseed oil, or primrose oil) As directed on label. Needed for the villi in the intestines.
Free form amino acid As directed on label. To supply protein in a form readily available for use by the body.

Glutathione

500 mg 3 times daily. An amino acid needed for repair of the intestinal tract.
Kyo-Dophilus from Wakunaga As directed on label. A dairy- and yeast-free probiotic formula to replace the friendly bacteria.
Liquid Kyolic with B1 and B12 from Wakunaga As directed on label. Dramatically increases levels of vitamins B1 and B12 for immune enhancement.
Multivitamin and mineral complex All nutrients are necessary in balance. Use a wheat- and yeast-free product only.

with vitamin A

15,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily.
and mixed carotenoids 10,000 IU daily.
and vitamin E 200 IU daily.
Vitamin B complex injections 2 cc weekly, or as prescribed by physician. Necessary for proper digestion. Injections (under a doctor’s supervision) are best because they bypass the digestive system.
If injections are not available, a sublingual form is recommended. Use a wheat-and yeast-free product.
plus extra vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) ½ cc weekly, or as prescribed by physician.
or vitamin B complex As directed on label.

Vitamin B12

1,000-2,000 mcg daily. Malabsorption of vitamin B12 results from celiac disease. Injections may be necessary. If injections are not available, use a lozenge or sublingual form.
and folic acid 400-800 mcg daily.
L-carnitine 2 grams a day. Shown to increase energy levels because it is involved with muscle energy production.
N-acetylglucosamine (N-A-G from Source Naturals) As directed on label. Forms the basis of complex molecular structures of the mucous membranes of the intestinal lining.
Vitamin K As directed on label. Fat-soluble vitamins are not absorbed well in this disorder.
or alfalfa See under Herbs, below.
Zinc lozenges 1 15-mg lozenge 5 times daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Needed for immunity and healing.
plus copper 3 mg daily. Needed to balance with zinc.
Magnesium 750 mg daily. Helps maintain the body’s normal pH balance. Deficiency is common in people with celiac disease.
plus calcium 1,500 mg daily. Works with magnesium.
Proteolytic enzymes As directed on label, 3 times daily. Take between meals, on an empty stomach. Additional digestive enzymes may be needed to aid in breakdown and absorption of foods.
Psyllium seed As directed on label. Take separately from other supplements and medications. Fiber products not absorbed by the intestines. Drink large amounts of water because the fiber expands to several times its dry volume.
or flaxseeds
or ABC Aerobic Bulk Cleanse from Aerobic Life Industries
Vitamin C plus bioflavonoids 2,000-5,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Boosts immune function.
Vitamin D3 As directed on label. Stimulates absorption of calcium. People with celiac disease frequently have calcium deficiencies.

 

Herbs

❑ Alfalfa supplies vitamin K, which is often deficient in those with celiac disease. Take 2,000 to 3,000 milligrams of alfalfa in tablet form daily.
❑ Olive leaf extract and/or goldenseal is helpful for keeping infection down.
Caution: Do not take goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time. Do not use it during pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding, and use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a doctor’s supervision.