I've taken vitamins forever......they help to ensure we get them since many UCers don't eat foods that would contain the vitamins in most supplements.
That would include milk (calcium. vitamin A & D), fruits (vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin A, iron, fibre..etc) and vegegables (iron, calcium, fibre, vitamin A..etc) and for some complex carbs (B-vitamins..etc).
As well, some medications either block or deplete some vitamins/minerals so it's good to add them through diet or supplementation.
Many people are low in Vitamin D....always good to get it checked.
Welcome to the forum!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!