Vitamin D supplements may ease IBS’s symptoms

Vitamin D supplements may ease IBS’s symptoms. Regular consumption of Vitamin D could help soothe irritable bowel syndrome and even quality of life, UK researchers explains with a new study.


Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a chronic, functional, debilitating and relapsing disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is one of the most common disorders faced by the urban settlements.

Researchers considered previous evidence and revealed that low Vitamin D status is common among the IBS population. There is already association of Low Vitamin D status with the risk of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Symptoms that can be eased by eating Vitamin D supplements include abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating, the paper noted.

The previous evidence has also shown Vitamin D also has a benefit on quality of life in IBS patients.

In a paper published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Corfe added, “IBS is a poorly understood condition which impacts severely on the quality of life of sufferers. There is no single known cause and likewise no single known cure.”

Lead Bernard Corfe, from the University of Sheffield, said that IBS patients should have their Vitamin D levels tested.

Vitamin D is necessary for our general welfare including immune function, gut health, bone health, as well as mental health.

In addition to supplements, you can also get the benefit of Vitamin D from other natural sources such as mushrooms, soy milk, fatty fish, and eggs.