Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are chronic relapsing
and remitting chronic diseases for which there is no cure. The treatment of IBD frequently requires immunosuppressive
and biologic therapies which carry an increased risk of infections and possible malignancy. There is a continued
search for safer and more natural therapies in the treatment of IBD. This review aims to summarize the most
current literature on the use of dietary supplements for the treatment of IBD. Specifically, the efficacy and adverse
effects of vitamin D, fish oil, probiotics, prebiotics, curcumin, Boswellia serrata, aloe vera and cannabis sativa are
Keywords: Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, vitamin D, fish oil, probiotics, curcumin, boswellia, aloe vera.
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