No-brainer supplements?

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BenY
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   Posted 7/29/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm looking to add some supplements to my diet to try to lower my prednisone level a notch. To especially you long-timers on this list - what do people seem to have the most success with?

I've taken a probiotic for two years now. I can't say I'm convinced it does any good, but 20 billion good bacteria sounds cool enough that I'm still doing it!
Ben, 40

Symptoms diagnosed 4/07. Currently taking daily 8mg Prednisone, 100mg 6MP, calcium w/Vit D, 1/2 Prilosec (protects stomach from prednisone), Fosamax (trying to build bones back up from prednisone effects), Retin-A (helps with back acne from prednisone use), probiotic, multivitamin.


pb4
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   Posted 7/29/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
bee propolis
omegas 3-6-9
fibre supplements (preferably caps not sugar/junk powders and such)
chamomile tea
a good probiotic that has at least 10 billion cfu and has guaranteed intestinal release
vitamin C and vitamin A

A healthy diet (no refined sugar/artificial sweetners, processed foods/beverages, caffeine, animal fats) regular daily exercise.


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BenY
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   Posted 7/29/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting! I'll have to look into the bee propolis, hadn't heard of that one. Chamomile tea has a medicinal effect enough to help UC??? Do you mean some probiotics are more "delayed-release" than others?
Ben, 40

Symptoms diagnosed 4/07. Currently taking daily 8mg Prednisone, 100mg 6MP, calcium w/Vit D, 1/2 Prilosec (protects stomach from prednisone), Fosamax (trying to build bones back up from prednisone effects), Retin-A (helps with back acne from prednisone use), probiotic, multivitamin.


Dr-A
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   Posted 7/29/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
DHA
Vit D
Vit C
Probiotics
Good whole food multi
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA


pb4
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   Posted 7/29/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Chamomile tea is scientifically proven to aid with womens menstral cramps (and trust me it works), it also has natural ant-inflammatory properties, along with anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-viral (keep in mind what works for some doesn't work for all) avoid chamomile if you have ragweed allergies though and bee propolis (all bee products) if you have bee allergy issues.

The probiotic that I use (primadophilus reuteri made by natures way) has guaranteed intestinal release so it makes it well past the gut (many don't) it also happens to aid with lactose inolerance (which I can vouch for) high cholesterol (which I can also vouch for) and for women, vaginal health (which I can also vouch for) but it's still perfectly fine for men to take.

Google bee propolis, you'll be amazed, my GI even encourages me to continue with it because of the positive results I've had and it's 100% non-toxic so it's safe to take indefinitely (which I've been daily for just over 5 yrs now).

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


uran
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   Posted 7/30/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
pb4: may I ask your dosage of bee propolis? I've read so many contradicting information.. Thanks :)
25 yr old female biology student, diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis in December 2008
Meds: Pentasa suppositories, 3x2 Pentasa, 75 mg Imuran, Salofalk enema, Xanax and Citalopram for anxiety
Supplements: Flaxseed oil capsules x 2, Vitamin U, Probiotics x 2


pb4
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   Posted 7/30/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I use 500mg caps, (I purchase mine online from puritans pride as they have great prices) I take 1 500mg cap 2X/day.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


BenY
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 7/30/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
How about aloe-vera gel? Is that fall into the no-brainer supplement category?

Also, I take a multivitamin, but are there some that UC people should be taking extra of, and if so, how much?
Ben, 40

Symptoms diagnosed 4/07. Currently taking daily 8mg Prednisone, 100mg 6MP, calcium w/Vit D, 1/2 Prilosec (protects stomach from prednisone), Fosamax (trying to build bones back up from prednisone effects), Retin-A (helps with back acne from prednisone use), probiotic, multivitamin.

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