Category Archives: Vitamins & Minerals

Pellagra, Gluten, & Vitamin B3 Deficiency

Does Gluten Cause Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Deficiency? Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, was first isolated and identified as a treatment for a condition known as pellagra, which primarily causes inflammation of the skin (dermatitis), diarrhea, and dementia. Often times referred to as the three D’s of pellagra, if left untreated, niacin deficiency can lead […]

Manganese – A Mineral You Should Not Ignore

You may not hear much about manganese when it comes to your diet and health. But it’s a mineral you should not ignore. Like most vitamins and minerals, you can’t live without it. So let’s explore the many roles of MN. And discuss how gluten can cause a deficiency as well as the best MN-rich […]

Vitamin B2 – Nutrients Deficiencies & Gluten

gluten and vitamin b2 deficiency

Can Gluten Cause Vitamin B2 Deficiency? Can gluten cause vitamin B2 deficiency? Should those with a celiac diagnosis be concerned with supplementing vitamin B2 in their diet? The simple answer is yes, but before we dive into the connection between gluten sensitivity and vitamin B2 deficiency, let’s take a look at why B2 is such […]

Folate Deficiency & Gluten – What’s The Connection?

Folate Deficiency & Gluten Sensitivity What’s The Connection? Can gluten cause a folate deficiency? Are those with celiac disease at greater risk for health issues caused by folate deficiency? The simple answer is yes, but before we dive into the topic, let’s discuss why folate (AKA – vitamin B9) is so important. Folate is part […]

Potassium Deficiency – Is Gluten to Blame?

Potassium Deficiency – Is Gluten to Blame? Does gluten cause potassium deficiency? Should those with a celiac diagnosis or gluten sensitivity be concerned with supplementing potassium in their diet? The simple answer is yes, but before we dive into the connection between gluten sensitivity and potassium deficiency, let’s take a look at why this electrolyte […]