Tara Raftery, MD, Research Dietitian for University of Dublin presented a small randomized, controlled trial that demonstrated that supplementing Vitamin D into the diet of Crohn’s patients improved grip strength and certain quality of life measures when the disease was in remission.
People with Crohn’s disease often report fatigue and loss of muscle strength, even when their disease is not active. Dr. Raferty reports growing evidence suggesting that Vitamin D may influence muscle strength when levels are optimized.
It is also known that Vitamin D supplements absorption through the gastrointestinal tract can be minimal, especially for those with Crohn’s Disease.
Since your body makes Vitamin D naturally from the Sun’s UV rays why not be your own Vitamin D factory!