Posted 03 July 2006 - 09:57 AM
I kept taking the vitamins, but right now I'm trying to figure out my mystery symptoms that seem to possibly be associated with my vitamins. (See my other thread... http://www.glutenfre...showtopic=19654 )
So before I go any further, I'm just trying to make SURE that there is no gluten contamination involved here... Does anyone know?
* Graves Disease in November 2004
* Ongoing issues with thyroid levels
* Gluten free since February 2006
Posted 26 July 2006 - 04:40 PM
Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:34 PM
Go to www.vitacost.com for GREAT good QUALITY products at 40-60% off regular prices!
Also www.currentcodes.com gives you discount codes for vita and for other companies online!
Interstitial Cystitis 1992
Diagnosed w/ Chronic Lyme Disease 2000
Diagnosed w/ Chronic babesia 2000
Have had Lyme and babesia for
about 48 yrs.
Began gluten-free July 19 '06
Native TEXAN living in Missouri
Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:49 PM
Honestly, my problems didn't really start until I started consuming Swanson Vitamins. I can't say for sure they are the culprit for my condition, but I first obught vitamins off Vitacost and had no problems and I was pretty satisfied.
But Swanson's prices are practically unbeatable. I mean 250g of Vitamin C for $5? That's insane. But I'm not so sure if it's really effective. Plus do to the fact that the people didn't really seem upfront about allergens in their products leads me to go somewhere else...even if it costs more. I mean, how much more would it cost to print "Free of dairy, eggs, soy, gluten, yeast, corn, sugar, salt, etc." if it really is gluten free? I mean Utz does it and so do NSI products. So I'll buy it from them from now on since it's safer.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:27 PM
I had a negative blood test.
Diagnosed by Enterolab 6/05, positive for gluten intolerance genes and antibodies.
My mother also diagnosed positive by Enerolab.
My grandmother diagnosed positive by a blood test.
Checking other relatives...
Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:38 AM
Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:50 AM
This is an old thread, but just checked Swanson Vitamin's gluten policy so I thought I would update this thread as they still do not assure their supplements are gluten free although they do sell other brands that are gluten free --- also thought it a bit funny that they referred me back to celiac.com to check safe ingredients
Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 7:42 AM
Subject: RE: Gluten Free Supplements?
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for contacting Swanson Health Products!
We apologize for any confusion. Please note that although the vast majority of our products are free of gluten, we hope that you will understand why we cannot include the words ''gluten-free'' on each product label, or list this in the item detail copy for each supplement in our catalog.
Gluten-free products are a specialty market, and we receive a multitude of similar requests from many special interest groups who request that our products be labeled as vegan, Kosher, organic, lactose-free, blood-free, etc.
Therefore, we direct our gluten-free customers to the ''safe and forbidden'' list on the www.celiac.com website so they can compare the ingredients from the supplement facts box (found on the product label or on the item detail page for each supplement featured on our website) with their list of safe and forbidden ingredients.
We do not guarantee our Swanson products to be 100% free of gluten or other ingredients because this means they would need to be certified to not have been encapsulated in machines that may have handled gluten products. Since they are not certified gluten-free, we cannot say with 100% certainty that there was no contact with any machinery during processing that had contact with gluten. There should not have been since all machines are cleaned between each batch. We encourage you to still watch for any small sign of reaction to any product that is not certified.
You may be interested to know that you can shop specifically for gluten free items on our website now. Simply click on the "Shop Gluten-Free Products" link located under the "Browse" heading on our homepage. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Our quality, value and customer service have made Swanson Health Products a trusted source of nutritional supplements since 1969. To help us build this privileged relationship with you, we welcome your comments and suggestions, as it is our pleasure to serve you at any time.
Have A Great Day!
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/27/09 diagnosed fibromyalgia - supplemented with amino acids - improvement followed by substantial deterioration
maybe one good hour per day for ~17 months
8/10/11 - Elimination Diet for Autoimmune Disease - incredible improvement along with clear reactions to most high lectin foods
only remaining symptom - severe heat intolerance / reaction to heat, humidity and exercise
Tomato, Pepper, Potato, Peanut, Soy, Bean, Pea, Citrus, Pineapple, Avocado, Shellfish, Dairy, Grain, Nut and Seed FREE
3/1/12 - Horrible flare -- same ol' symptoms but worse ~ 7/1/12 - Endo: Active Celiac 3+ years - as gluten-free as humanly possible.
11/15/12 - Improving once again - Almonds back - Eggs gone
12/1/12 - Histamine containing and inducing foods FREE -- probable cause of my heat/exercise "allergy"...
...this was one of my earliest symptoms as a child -- the enzyme (DAO) needed to regulate histamine is created in the small intestine.
10/25/13 - MCAS - symptoms plus positive Prostaglandin/N-Methylhistamine - trialing combos of H1, H2 and Mast Cell Stabilizers
If you have read this far - hang in there - obtaining health with any AI is a marathon, not a sprint!
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