For me supplements don't work well for snuffing out flares, but diet and supplements are crucial for maintaining remission. Check out our signatures to see what supplements we take. Some popular supplements are vitamin D, fish oil, PROBIOTICS, and a soluble fiber such as psyllium. Get your blood levels of vitamin D checked.. There are many threads in this forum explaining why.
Probiotics are an individual thing, everyone is different. They work for most of us but you need to determine for yourself which ones are most effective. You will find many threads discussing VSL#3 which is one of the most popular.
IMO everyone should keep a food diary. Most veterans with this disease, even those who do not believe in diet modification, will admit that certain foods aggravate their symptoms. Two very common food triggers are gluten and dairy. I suggest avoiding gluten for 2-3 weeks to see if your symptoms lessen. Then try the same for dairy. But any food could prove to be problematic for an individual.
From studies published in PubMed:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25830661The use of herbal therapy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing worldwide. The aim of this study was to review the literature on the efficacy of herbal therapy in IBD patients. Studies on herbal therapy for IBD published in Medline and Embase were reviewed, and response to treatment and remission rates were recorded. Although the number of the relevant clinical studies is relatively small, it can be assumed that the efficacy of herbal therapies in IBD is promising. The most important clinical trials conducted so far refer to the use of mastic gum, tormentil extracts, wormwood herb, aloe vera, triticum aestivum, germinated barley foodstuff, and boswellia serrata.
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Saccharomyces boulardii.
Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys