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Garden Of Life Brand "perfect Food Powder"


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#1 kactuskandee

 
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:38 AM

How can Garden of Life get away with this on their label for "Perfect Food" powder????

One serving (2 level tbsp or 10g) contains:

Perfect Green Food Blend (5200mg): 33:1 pure juice concentrates of Certified Organic Kamut, Barley, Oat, Alfalfa and Dandelion Grasses (Gluten Free); Spirulina, Chlorella, Dunalialla, Sea Kelp, Sea Dulse and Sea Vegetables.


All their products from what I can tell, says they are gluten-free, and their Primal Defense has barley grass in it. It's one of their best sellers.


Has anyone tried this "Perfect Food"?

The company has a good rep. but I'm suspicious!!!
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 06:27 PM

Hey there! I have been struggling with the same ? I have emailed them but have not gotten a response--the health food pharmacist lady called them once and she "thinks" they told her the barley grasses are cut when they are very young, thus not producing gluten? There are several products I would like to try, but I am not going to pay that kind of $$ to poison myself! I am still waiting for them to reply to my email....

Let me know if you have any luck finding out more about this!
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:01 PM

Hi Karina,

Well, if you want to try a product of theirs, snail mail or call them and ask for a sample. I got a 15 caplet sample bottle of Primal Defense at a show, so I know they have samples to give out. I've tried it a couple times, and it didn't make me sick, but there are sure a lot of other cheaper probiotics out on the market, they just don't have the added nutrients this one has. (right now, homemade kefir made with almond or rice milk has made me feel the best of all the probiotics I've tried)

In talking with my health food store owner she said they are so fussy about their ingredients that if a supplier is out of something, they shut down operations until they can get the "right stuff" for their blends. Who knows if this is really true or not.

When we are told to stay away from all barley, wheat and oat grasses it scares me to have to take the risk especially when, like you said they charge big $$$ for their products. I wish they could/would use less risky ingredients for CDers...

If I find out any more I'll post it..........and please do too if you find out anything.

Kandee
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Posted 21 January 2005 - 05:33 AM

Kandee,
Can you tell me how you make homemade kefir? I had not even heard of it until I read The Makers Diet--by the Garden of Life Guy....then I met some ladies online who are doing Nourishing Traditions--which they say is like TMD and they drink Kefir too.

Anyway, I don't know many people and none IRL who drink this stuff--do you follow a special diet? I mean other than gluten-free of course. ;) I have been trying to find someone who is naturally minded to discuss the nutrtional needs of a celiac--which I think must be pretty different from the general population. I don't feel really great a lot of the time, and lately I have felt worse than usual. I suspect that my body (as well as a lot of celiacs) must be extremely dependent on a VERY healthy diet. I think that a lot of people can get away with eating crap and feel just fine....but not true for me....this actually is a fairly new revelation for me, it probably sounds like...."duh, yeah you need to eat right to feel good...", but honestly, I am just now getting it.
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Posted 22 January 2005 - 01:36 PM

Ok, I did a google on gluten free green super food. I got a lot of links, and they all said (different super food brands) that the wheat and barley grasses are gluten free that they are cut before the berries are produced by the plant and that it is the berries that have the gluten--not the plant itself. Basically, these grasses are vegetables. Now I am going to keep searching this out--but I think this is exciting and another site that was selling Garden of Life "perfect food" had a big write-up on it and it said very clearly that it was gluten free.
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Posted 22 January 2005 - 02:03 PM

I've heard stuff about this and though it can be safe, there is a chance that some seeds are in it. I think there may have been a post on this some time in the distant past. The safe and forbidden lists at celiac.com also say that the ingredient might contain gluten:

http://www.celiac.co...ml?p_prodid=185


Forbidden List - Foods and Ingredients Not Safe for a Gluten-Free Diet 


Copyright 1995-2004
Scott Adams.
Abyssinian Hard (Wheat triticum durum)
Alcohol (Spirits - Specific Types)
Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Barley Grass (can contain seeds)
Barley Hordeum vulgare
Barley Malt
Beer
Bleached Flour
Blue Cheese (made with bread)
Bran
Bread Flour
Brewer's Yeast
Brown Flour
Bulgur (Bulgar Wheat/Nuts)
Bulgur Wheat
Cereal Binding
Chilton
Club Wheat (Triticum aestivum subspecies compactum)
Coloring
Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
Couscous
Dextrimaltose
Disodium Wheatgermamido Peg-2 Sulfosuccinate
Durum wheat (Triticum durum)
Edible Starch
Einkorn (Triticum monococcum)
Emmer (Triticum dicoccon)
Farina Graham
Filler
Food Starch
Fu (dried wheat gluten)
Germ

Graham Flour
Granary Flour
Gravy Cubes4
Groats (barley, wheat)
Ground Spices4
Hard Wheat
Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol
Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Kamut (Pasta wheat)
Malt
Malt Extract
Malt Syrup
Malt Flavoring
Malt Vinegar
Miso4
Macha Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
Matzo Semolina
Mustard Powder 4
Oriental Wheat (Triticum turanicum)
Pasta
Pearl Barley
Persian Wheat (Triticum carthlicum)
Poulard Wheat (Triticum turgidum)
Polish Wheat (Triticum polonicum)
Rice Malt (contains barley or Koji)
Rye
Seitan
Semolina
Semolina Triticum
Shot Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
Shoyu (soy sauce)4
Small Spelt
Soba Noodles4
Soy Sauce
Spirits (Specific Types)
Spelt (Triticum spelta)
Sprouted Wheat or Barley  Stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Stock Cubes4
Strong Flour
Suet in Packets
Tabbouleh
Teriyaki Sauce
Textured Vegetable Protein - TVP
Timopheevi Wheat (Triticum timopheevii)
Triticale X triticosecale
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
Udon (wheat noodles)
Vavilovi Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
Vegetable Starch
Vitamins4
Wheat, Abyssinian Hard triticum durum
Wheat Amino Acids
Wheat Bran Extract
Wheat, Bulgur
Wheat Durum Triticum
Wheat Germ Extract
Wheat Germ Glycerides
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Wheat Grass (can contain seeds)
Wheat Nuts
Wheat Protein
Wheat Triticum aestivum
Wheat Triticum Monococcum
Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Bran Extract
Whole-Meal Flour
Wild Einkorn (Triticum boeotictim)
Wild Emmer (Triticum dicoccoides)


Here we go--I just ran a search. View this post...I wouldn't eat anything that contains it: http://www.glutenfre...st=0

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

I've heard stuff about this and though it can be safe, there is a chance that some seeds are in it. I think there may have been a post on this some time in the distant past. The safe and forbidden lists at celiac.com also say that the ingredient might contain gluten:

http://www.celiac.co...ml?p_prodid=185




Here we go--I just ran a search. View this post...I wouldn't eat anything that contains it: http://www.glutenfre...st=0

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I just wrote to them and they told me this:


Janell,

Thank you for your email and interest in Garden of Life's products. Gluten containing grains such as wheat, barley and rye, (the so-called “prohibited grains”) are not included in any of our dietary supplements; in the case of cereal grasses, they utilize the grasses (not the grain), which are cut early before gluten is formed. Our products that are exposed to or derived from a “prohibited grain” have specifically been tested for gluten content and results have confirmed that they meet the FDA’s proposed criteria for such labeling. We only feel comfortable labeling a product as gluten free after verifying these test results and receiving proper documentation for such a claim and of course if there are no gluten containing ingredients in the formula.

As part of our ongoing quality control program we are pleased to confirm that Primal Defense meets current guidelines for gluten free labeling. Our formulas and labels are reviewed and updated regularly. We are committed to our customer's health and wellbeing, and we actively monitor the quality of our products in addition to the accuracy of our labels.

Our labels may change based on batch testing and consumers need to read the actual label on the bottle they purchase to verify whether a product of ours is gluten free. For those with Celiac Disease or a serious gluten allergy it is always best for them to get the approval from their doctors before trying any new supplements even when they are tested as being gluten free.

Please also read about Immune Balance Gluten Freeze:http://www.gardenofl...93/Default.aspx


For information on Garden of Life's New and Innovative products, please visit our websites at www.minamius.com, www.thevitamincode.com andwww.gardenoflife.com!
May you be blessed with Extraordinary Health,
Jenna
GOL, Product Support
1-866-465-0051
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Thank you for your email and interest in Garden of Life's products. The Product Support Team is pleased to assist you with information about our products, but we are not licensed medical professionals and therefore can not provide you with any medical advice or information. If you require medical advice or information please contact a medical professional. Please remember the information contained in this email message is for informational purposes only. The statements in this email have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Garden of Life, LLC. | 5500 N. Village Blvd., Suite 202 | West Palm Beach, FL 33407 | www.gardenoflife.com
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

There is no way I would touch this product. I also always have to wonder about people that have only posted one time and revived a thread that is years old to tell us that yes this product is gluten free despite the fact that it contains items that could be dangerous for us to consume.


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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)




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