Debuting sometime this month is a nutritional supplement specifically for people with Celiac Disease, somewhat comically named CeliACT.
According to Celiac.com, the supplement will provide all the nutritional support Celiacs may be lacking, including
- Multivitamin / Multimineral Complex – The intestine of someone with celiac disease doesn’t absorb essential vitamins and minerals as well as it should. CeliAct contains high-potency nutrients that people with celiac disease need.
- Bone-Building Formula – One in four people with celiac disease suffers from osteoporosis, a chronic disease that results in weak and brittle bones. Another 40% of celiac patients suffer from osteopenia, a condition that results in reduced bone mass. CeliAct contains three core bone density nutrients to reduce the risk of these conditions.
- Intestinal Healing Blend – To repair the intestine, CeliAct contains nutrients that can help to boost and accelerate intestinal healing.
- Probiotic Defense Complex – Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that live in the gut, and Dr. Alessio Fasano says they might someday turn out to be a cure for celiac disease. While this therapy does not yet exist, probiotics help to eliminate bad intestinal bacteria and play an essential role in healthy digestion.
- Digestive Enzyme Support – Because the damaged intestine does not absorb nutrients well, CeliAct contains digestive enzymes to assist in breaking down food and release more vitamins and minerals to reduce the risk of nutrient deficiencies.
I’ve never been one to actively seek out nutritional supplements. I took Iron tablets and B-12 vitamins when I found that I was lacking in them, but it never became a habit. For one, vitamins tend to make me feel nauseous. More importantly, I’m forgetful. But a supplement specifically designed for a disease I have – and which includes both iron and B-12 in its multivitamin complex – seems worth trying, especially as I get older.
No word yet on the price of these babies or their actual release date, but I will keep an eye out for them.