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Coeliac Awareness Month - Products To Live Well Gluten-Free

Coeliac Awareness Month - Products To Live Well Gluten-Free

May 14, 2024 Vitamins and Supplements

 

In recent years, the awareness surrounding coeliac disease and gluten intolerance has grown significantly. As more people adopt gluten-free diets either out of necessity or choice, the demand for accessible and reliable gluten-free products has soared. At Simply Meds Online, we understand the importance of providing options for those living gluten-free, which is why we're highlighting Coeliac Awareness Month this May. The more useful information available, the easier it is for people affected to get support and enjoy eating, drinking and more.

To help build awareness and debunk some of the myths around gluten-free living this blog post explores what gluten is, and the impact of coeliac disease, and helps you discover products that can aid in living a fulfilling gluten-free lifestyle.

 

What is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. Many foods include gluten, from more obvious ones such as bread and pasta to biscuits, gravy, pies and more. Drinks may contain gluten too.

While harmless to most people, gluten can trigger serious reactions in individuals with coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity. It’s important to understand the difference between coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity can be very uncomfortable, even painful. Coeliac disease is both and is also a serious condition where permanent damage can be caused.

Regardless of why you may be interested in gluten-free living the Simply Meds Online team are determined to do what we can to make life that little bit easier.

 

What is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder; ingesting gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. This can affect how well the gut absorbs certain nutrients from food, leading to various health complications and deficiencies. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, and fatigue. The only treatment for coeliac disease is following a strict gluten-free diet.

 

Products to Help with Gluten-Free Living

When someone first realises they have to cut gluten out of their diet, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully there is more understanding of coeliac disease now as well as products and tools to help. Living gluten-free doesn't mean sacrificing taste or nutrition. 

 

Essential Products That Can Support a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

There are several things to consider when diagnosed with coeliac disease. These products are used by many to help support a gluten-free lifestyle.

 

Gluten-Free Foods

From pasta and bread to snacks and baking essentials, a wide range of gluten-free options are now available. If you are looking for gluten-free products in a supermarket they are often located in the “Free From” aisle.

 

Menopause Support From Simply Meds Online

Menopause can make existing gastrointestinal issues worse. This means that living strictly gluten-free if advised to, is very important. Avoiding triggers is crucial. Here at Simply Meds Online, we offer several menopause-related remedies including supplements and vitamins to support healthy gut and general health.

 

Supporting Your Health With Vitamins and Supplements

Taking care of your gut health is an important part of managing coeliac disease. Including gluten-free vitamins tailored to individual needs in your daily regime, including multivitamins, B-complex, and vitamin C is often advised.

Individuals with coeliac disease may have nutrient absorption issues. Including a vitamin D3 supplement can help maintain bone health and support overall well-being.

Cod liver oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, offering numerous health benefits including joint health and immune function support.

Maintaining gut health is essential, especially as coeliac disease causes damage when triggered by gluten. Consider including probiotic supplements that promote digestive balance and support immune function. The Optibac range is very popular and, of course, gluten-free.

For gastrointestinal discomfort and to help keep you “regular”, it may be worth investigating gluten-free digestive aids like Fybocalm.

 

Making it Easier to Buy Gluten-Free Items

Simply Meds Online has added a dedicated gluten-free search feature to our website to streamline the process of finding gluten-free products. Now, you can easily browse our extensive selection of gluten-free items, ensuring a hassle-free shopping experience. We continue to add suitable products from trusted suppliers and brands so keep checking back to see what’s new and could help support your lifestyle.

 

Gluten-Free Prescription Medicines

Be aware that gluten can also be found in medications. Individuals with coeliac disease must be vigilant about the gluten content of their prescription drugs. Explore resources from Coeliac UK for information on gluten-free prescription medicines. If unsure please speak to your pharmacist or doctor.

 

Coeliac Awareness Month - Products To Live Well Gluten-Free

Living gluten-free doesn't have to be daunting. With the right products and resources, individuals with coeliac disease can thrive and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle. Joining a support group locally or online can offer numerous benefits, including shared experiences of great recipes and places to find more affordable gluten-free foods. Coeliac.org.uk is packed with information and support, including eating-out guides to food alerts.

Join us in celebrating Coeliac Awareness Month this May and explore our range of gluten-free products designed to make living gluten-free easier than ever before.

If you have any of the symptoms of coeliac disease or have concerns about your digestive health please see your GP for advice.

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