Vitamin D Supplements Can Help in dealing with IBS: Study

Vitamin D Supplements Can Help in dealing with IBS: Study

Vitamin D supplements have been found effective in dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as per a new study conducted by a research team at the University of Sheffield. The study team found Vitamin D deficiency in majority of individuals suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The team also noticed that Vitamin D supplements can ease abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation among individuals suffering from IBS.

Study lead author Dr Bernard Corfe said, “The study provides an insight into the condition and, importantly, a new way to try to manage it. It is evident from the findings that all people with IBS should have their vitamin D levels tested and a large majority of them would benefit from supplements.”

As per UK health agency data, IBS currently impacts 10 percent of the population in the United Kingdom. IBS impacts the quality of life for individuals suffering from the condition. There is no single known cause for IBS and there is no single cure for the condition. Stress and bad diet can make symptoms worse for people suffering from IBS.

University of Sheffield researchers evaluated results of seven studies to check the impact of Vitamin D supplements on condition of individuals suffering from IBS. The findings of the research team have been published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamin D can be helpful in IBS. Nearly 20 percent of adults in the UK have been found deficient in Vitamin D. Health experts estimate that 24 percent of children suffer from Vitamin D deficiency in the UK.

The research team added that further study is required on the subject to find a clear link between Vitamin D supplement intake and IBS.