Low-FODMAP Supplements: What You Need to Know
Clean Eating|Fall 2021
Three nutrients you need, and how to avoid sneaky saboteurs.

If you're following a low-FODMAP diet, the right supplements can make up for missing nutrients and ease digestive issues. But sneaky FODMAPs in vitamins, minerals, probiotics, fiber and other supplements can sabotage your digestive system. Chewable tablets, gummies or powders are the most suspect; many contain high-FODMAP ingredients, like fruit or vegetable powders for taste, and fructose or sugar alcohols for sweetness. Pills and capsules may be laced with maltitol, mannitol and other troublesome ingredients. And even supplements formulated for digestive health, like probiotics or fiber, may contain hidden FODMAPs. For the safest supplementing, check with your doctor or nutritionist, and look for FODMAP Friendly Certified versions. Enhance your diet, ease digestion and support your gut, with these three low-FODMAP essentials.

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