Multi Vitamin Question

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 7/20/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I would just like to ask you all if you take a Multi Vitamin?  I specifically would like to know of one to boost the immune system.
Thank you,

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 7/20/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to Healingwell :) I don't think we have a problem with revving up our immune systems but you can take a vitamin to maintain overal health. There is a vitamin specifically designed for IBD'ers and it's Forvia. This vitamin has more B12, Iron and Calcium then the normal vitamins. It's also easy on the gut. If you are interested you can buy these at But if you don't want to order online, One a Day Active is a good one to try. I was on that for a long time but it wasn't until I went on Forvia that I felt much better overall.
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 7/20/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I also use forvia and I am feeling much better on it
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 7/20/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both for recommending that vitamin. I will look into it!

Old Hat
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 7/21/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Centrum A-Z multivitamins are also good, and they have a formula for people age 50 & over, Centrum Silver. I'd be wary of commercial brands that contain dye; read the labels before buying. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 7/21/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I also use Forvia - it's GREAT!
Diagnosed UC June 2007 (mis-diagnosed with IBS for 3 years)
Current meds: Asacol 6/day, Forvia multivitamin, 6-MP 25mg, Cortenema as needed,
Remicade, Lexapro 10mg/day

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