|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.|
|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.|
|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 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.|
❑ 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.