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What is ProUCRO®?

IBD is a challenging disease with over 1 million people in the United States with the diagnosis, over 30,000 new cases annually, and over 2 million ambulatory care visits yearly. (18) There is compelling data within the literature pointing to micronutrient deficiencies in the setting of IBD. Although any vitamin or mineral may become deficient in IBD patients, Vitamin D, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, folate, zinc, selenium and magnesium are the most common and may have significant clinical consequences.

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