Vitamins and Minerals in Cystic Fibrosis
Vitamins and minerals are needed for the normal growth, function, and health of our bodies. People with CF need extra vitamins and minerals for good health. It can be difficult to meet these needs because of malabsorption, increased needs, and a poor appetite especially during times of illness. For more information, see this information published by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Some of the specific Vitamins and Minerals that are known to be higher risk for deficiency in CF are:
Vitamins A, D, E and K
Calcium, Iron, Zinc