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Is Gatorade Safe For Celiacs?
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Whenever I drink Gatorade, I get headaches, back pain, and insanely frequent urination. Does anyone know if Gatorade is safe for celiacs?

By the way, I also read that Gatorade may contain MSG. Is this true?

Thanks!!

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Yes.

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Yes, what?

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Yes, what?

The topic is: "Is Gatorade is safe for celiacs?" and the answer is "yes."

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Hi,

I drink gatorade all the time. I play soccer 2-3 times a week and hockey 2-3 times a week. I have frequent urination, but I drink tons of water and usually 1/2 or one full gatorade per game so I'm well-hydrated. I don't get headaches or back pain from gatorade.

This website http://wardmulroy.com/gatorade/DOCS/1/content(9).html says all gatorade flavors are: wheat-, oat-, rye-and barley-gluten free, lactose free, caffeine free and MSG free (but it seems to be an old gatorade site & isn't their official site) -- perhaps you are reacting to something other than gluten in the gatorade. Also, how is your blood sugar? Frequent urination can be a sign that your blood sugar is off, but it can also just mean that you're getting lots of fluids!

You really only need gatorade if you're going to sweat a LOT because it's an electrolyte replacer (sugar, salt, potassium, etc.). For most, water is enough followed by chocolate milk after the work-out. The milk protein helps repair and build muscle tissue.

Hope that helps! Try contacting the company if you can't find all the answers you're looking for -- good luck.

Hello!

Whenever I drink Gatorade, I get headaches, back pain, and insanely frequent urination. Does anyone know if Gatorade is safe for celiacs?

By the way, I also read that Gatorade may contain MSG. Is this true?

Thanks!!

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Yes, what?

I answered the topic question.

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I get sick when I drink most flavors of Gatorade. The problem I have is that wood resins are used in Gatorade, and I am allergic to most wood. It is glutenfree, so it might be something else in it that you are having a problem with.

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Most flavors of Gatorade do not agree with me. I used to be able to tolerate the Original flavor somewhat but nowadays just avoid anything with artifical colors. Could be that something else in it bothers you.

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wood resin in gatorade???? I am trying to find an alternative to gatorade because I'm sensitive to it (I'm allergic to most food chemicals).

I looked up the ingredients for gatorade and I'm guessing plantime was referring to ester gum. there seems to also be a variety of ester gum that is used as a wood varnish.

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Hello!

Whenever I drink Gatorade, I get headaches, back pain, and insanely frequent urination. Does anyone know if Gatorade is safe for celiacs?

By the way, I also read that Gatorade may contain MSG. Is this true?

Thanks!!

I am NOT a fan of High Fructose Corn Syrup (the main sweetening agent in their original flavor). Do you want to know why? Go to your favorite search engine and you'll find plenty of answers as to why you should stay away from it.

So, start reading ALL ingredient statments (beverage and food).

You thought that removing gluten from your diet makes you feel better. Start feeling even better by removing HFCS.

Your body will thank you.

~Wheatfreedude~

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Does anyone know whether the powdered Gatorade mix is Gluten Free? I used to get the powder in the big canisters instead of the premixed in bottles because it works out cheaper that way.

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Does anyone know whether the powdered Gatorade mix is Gluten Free? I used to get the powder in the big canisters instead of the premixed in bottles because it works out cheaper that way.

Powder Gatorade is Gluten-Free.

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Gatorade makes me sick, it's the HFCS.

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Gatorade makes me sick, it's the HFCS.

Really? Which ones have HFCS? I have several varieties of Gatorade (in the bottles) and none say they have HFCS. They all say they have Sucrose.

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I have noticed that more and more flavors do not have HFS. I heard that Gatorade is trying to do away with it.

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I have noticed that more and more flavors do not have HFS. I heard that Gatorade is trying to do away with it.

Okay I did a little searching because I was curious. According to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatorade#cite_note-18

They changed their formulation in January 2010. They no longer use HFCS, only sucrose. So for the PP that said they react to the HFCS, maybe you can try it again? I don't buy things with HFCS if I can help it. That's why it surprised me. I've been struggling with dehydration and having a Gatorade on really hot days when I need to be outside is really helping me.

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Gatorade and powerade are no no's for me. Since being Gluten-Free, other issues have cropped up which are found in these beverages. red#40, HFCS. I was eating swedish fish..alot and drinking alot of these sports drinks and i get bad cysts/rash on back, face and neck. Went to dermatologist, went off the 2 ingredients completely and started to heal. They gave me tummy issues too. I had mistakenly taken a week later, liquid tylenol (cherry) it has red 40 and got an intense stomache ache for more than a day and felt out of it, almost like being glutnened.

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I only drink Gatorade, no Powerade. There are certain flavors of powerade that are not safe, and therefore I just stick to gatorade to be safe. I have had no problems with gatorade, and i am super sensitive.

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The blue flavor of Powerade, contains "Modified Food Starch" in the ingredient listing. I'm not sure about the other flavors, but for Celiacs, Modified Food Starch is a no-go if I am not mistaken.

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The blue flavor of Powerade, contains "Modified Food Starch" in the ingredient listing. I'm not sure about the other flavors, but for Celiacs, Modified Food Starch is a no-go if I am not mistaken.

MFS is a caution flag, but it rarely turns out to actually be gluten. If it is from wheat (or soy), that fact must be clearly stated in the US by federal law since 2006. It is usually corn or tapioca. In theory, it could be rye or barley, but I have never seen a case where it was.

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MFS is a caution flag, but it rarely turns out to actually be gluten. If it is from wheat (or soy), that fact must be clearly stated in the US by federal law since 2006. It is usually corn or tapioca. In theory, it could be rye or barley, but I have never seen a case where it was.

Thanks for the clarification, I didn't know about that particular law. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, hopefully the MFS is corn or tapioca or else the Coca-Cola Company is in some big trouble.

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