Capsid, I don't know whether doing this helps re-build the immune system, and I agree that a well-balanced diet should provide the nutrients. But taking vitamins and supplements just ensures that you are targeting specifically what you lack, especially as these supplements have been prescribed based on the results of blood tests.
When I have seen GI specialists in England and in India, it was very common for them to prescribe vitamins after doing blood tests. For some reason, that isn't done much by the GI specialists that I have seen back here in the USA.
That being said, I also believe that if it ain't broke then you probably shouldn't try to fix it. So there is that risk that things could worsen.
Winter that's a good idea to get a prescript
ion for the supplements, so that you can then deduct the expenses from your income taxes. I wish I had done that earlier, given how much I have spent out of pocket on probiotics.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
Vitamin E enema or Canasa/Mesacol suppository occasionally
Post Edited (Rio in Maryland) : 9/2/2009 10:46:26 AM (GMT-6)