Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Tocopheryl Acetate
1 1

18 posts in this topic

I just realized that I start nearly every meal with hand sanitizer that has tocopheryl acetate in the ingredients list. I didn't know that this ingredient could be derived from wheat. After lots of online research, I am still finding conflicting information, so if someone can clear the air for me it would be much appreciated!

Basically I have found sites that say tocopheryl acetate is derived from soy. Others say it is unsafe for celiacs because it can be made from wheat. Still another said that it was processed to the point where it is probably safe. Then to top it all off, I found several gluten free products available with tocopheryl acetate in the ingredients.

Someone help!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

From what I understand, Vitamin E or Tocopheryl can be derived from wheat, soy, or corn. If it is derived from wheat is it not safe for Celiacs. It can be safe if derived from corn or soy (I am assuming that is why it can be found on gluten free products). It is commonly found in lotion and make-up for the skin. I avoid Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) when possible, unless I email the company or it is label gluten free. For hand sanitizer I use burts bees or purell, they are gluten free. I believe on this forum is a school products list with gluten free wipes and hand sanitizer like Equate, Pampers, etc, you should check it out! gluten-free school supply list Scroll down to the updated 2009 list!

Hope it helps!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whenever I see tocopheryl or vitamin E on an ingredients list, I call the company to inquire about the source. Most times, they have to check and get back to me since the reps don't always have that information in front of them.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Germ-x hand sanitizer is gluten free too, and it smells FANTASTIC.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tocopherol acetate is a pain in the butt. I have to call about that ingredient more than any other. I know that it is in Cetaphil lotion and it is NOT safe. I've also found it in make-up, called the company, and many times it IS safe. It's a booger, that's for sure.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Is it sad that this information makes me happy?! I have been gluten-free for 3 months since my diagnosis and still dont feel 100%. I definitely use a lot of products with tocopheryl acetate -- specifically ALL of my hand sanitizers that I use before each meal! This new info will def. help clear out old lingering CC issues.

Of course, thank you for your responses and helpful information about safe products. Also, I have used Cetaphil several times because its hypoallergenic. DUH. Can get rid of that one!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it sad that this information makes me happy?! I have been gluten-free for 3 months since my diagnosis and still dont feel 100%. I definitely use a lot of products with tocopheryl acetate -- specifically ALL of my hand sanitizers that I use before each meal! This new info will def. help clear out old lingering CC issues.

Of course, thank you for your responses and helpful information about safe products. Also, I have used Cetaphil several times because its hypoallergenic. DUH. Can get rid of that one!

The only Cetaphil product that is gluten-free is the Gentle Skin Cleanser. I've been using it for a while now with no issues, and I'm very sensitive. When I inquired about their moisturizer, they told me that all of their other products can not be considered gluten-free. Here is the email from them--

The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser does not contain ingredients that may be derived from grains and therefore does not contain gluten.

The other Cetaphil products contain ingredients that may be derived from grains and therefore possibly contains gluten.

A cleansing validation of the production lines is performed between runs of different products. However, we cannot claim with 100% certainty that cross contamination has not occurred.

Best regards,

Special Services Specialist

Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it sad that this information makes me happy?! I have been gluten-free for 3 months since my diagnosis and still dont feel 100%. I definitely use a lot of products with tocopheryl acetate -- specifically ALL of my hand sanitizers that I use before each meal! This new info will def. help clear out old lingering CC issues.

Of course, thank you for your responses and helpful information about safe products. Also, I have used Cetaphil several times because its hypoallergenic. DUH. Can get rid of that one!

We tend to use Eucerine or Aquaphor as a moisturizer. Good for sensitve skin and free of the bad stuff.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My eye shadow (Revlon Cream to Powder Eye Shadow) makes my eyelids red and burn every time I've used it. I've just been looking to see if it contains wheat and tocopheryl acetate is the best that I can come up with. Has anyone already contacted Revlon to know if their use of T.A is derived from wheat? If not, I guess I'll be contacting them. I can't use it either way because I'm reacting to it, but I'm curious to know if it's because of wheat/gluten.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a facial cleansing product I buy at Walgreens called Cerave. I can't use Cetaphil - I break out in a rash. Hope this helps.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tocopherol acetate is a pain in the butt. I have to call about that ingredient more than any other. I know that it is in Cetaphil lotion and it is NOT safe. I've also found it in make-up, called the company, and many times it IS safe. It's a booger, that's for sure.

Please don't tell me this about cetaphil. It's the only cleanser that doesn't cause my skin to break out.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The beginning of this thread is a year old.

However....

Was listening to the television news this morning and they had a story about how if you used hand sanitizers at the rate that doctors and nurses are supposed to use them in a clinical setting, i.e., like over 4 times an hour, after several hours of this there's enough alcohol absorbed thru the skin that you could set off a breathalizer test.

Happy next thing to worry about !

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tocopherol acetate is a pain in the butt. I have to call about that ingredient more than any other. I know that it is in Cetaphil lotion and it is NOT safe. I've also found it in make-up, called the company, and many times it IS safe. It's a booger, that's for sure.

Cetaphil? Damn it. >_<

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tocopherol acetate ~ Well, this does not make me smile. I didn't know about this one! Also I use hand wipes on the tables at restaurants all the time. Guess I need to rethink those as well. grrrrrr :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well heck, I am a nurse, I only work the weekends but I use a LOT of alcohol sanitizer. Now I am going to have to look at the ingredients. I didn't even think that it could contain wheat. I can't win for losin. :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ops - see below

Edited by Coltsneck24
Error in text
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, 

I was just reading the label on a bottle of Kirkland Signature Vitamin E, 400 I.U. that contains dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate.  I've read that this chemical contains gluten; however, on the table it states "No starch, yeast or gluten."  Should I assume that it means it's a gluten free product (stating the obvious) or should I be concerned because there is no gluten-free stamp on the bottle.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.glutenfreedietitian.com/vitamin-e-from-wheat-germ-oil/

Here is an article that will explain why tocopherols are safe for Celiac's to consume.  There does not have to be a gluten free stamp on the bottle for it to safe.  The company stated there was no gluten and tocopherols are not unsafe for consumption.  I have used countless vitamins and supplements that contain this ingredient and have never once gotten sick and I am very sensitive.

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
1 1

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,599
    • Total Posts
      918,310
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hawaiian-style BBQ Shrimp (Gluten-Free)
      Mayonnaise is the key to this recipe, which delivers tasty, tangy, golden grilled shrimp. View the full article
    • Oat Flour making me sick?
      I wouldn't be afraid to use a stainless steel pot that other things had been cooked in AS LONG AS YOU WASH THEM VERY WELL before making her food.
    • to biopsy or not?
      You are MOST welcome! No problem with making these recipes. If you just follow the directions they lay out, you will be absolutely fine! BTW, I chose to make everything using the flour blend they give you the recipe for. It really is better than the pre-made flours you can buy. To make things easier, I make a double batch of the flour blend and put it in a BIG tupperware (plastic) container & keep in the fridge. That way when I go to make anything I just scoop out the amount I need. Secondly, get yourself a cheap little kitchen scale. I got this one & it works great. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TCFE0I?psc=1 Mine doesn't have the removable glass or the kitchen timer but otherwise is just like this one. This one is more like the one I got http://www.amazon.com/Ozeri-Digital-Kitchen-Capacity-Elegant/dp/B002IR6OP8 Weighing out your ingredients makes a huge difference & really it's so much easier than measuring everything in measuring cups. As far as the coffee cake recipe..... I changed it a little bit so it would be like a gluten coffee cake I used to make & we loved. It turns out a little more healthy as well with dried fruit I put in it. I didn't make the topping that they do. These are the changes I made. In the batter, instead of the 1 Tblsp. of cinnamon I used 1 teaspoon. In the batter, I added dried apricots & raisins --- I do it by feel so I will say about 1/2 cup of each maybe a tad more.  My Topping: Then in a separate bowl I put about 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon, about 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar, and some melted butter. Mix the dry ingredients & pour the butter in mixing the mixture with your fingers. You want the mixture crumbly yet moist. Put the batter in the oven for 5 min. & then take out & crumble the topping on top, then it all goes back in the oven & bake according to directions in the recipe. You could add nuts, dried dates, any dried fruits or nuts you like!   Finally, you owe it to yourself to get some really good pans. This for loaves of bread as gluten free bread requires the extra height & support these pans give. You won't have to use parchment paper or make the tin foil collar which is a pita. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/bread-loaf-pan-9-x-4-x-4 These are great for making the dinner roll recipe into burger buns: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/individual-pie-and-burger-bun-pan
    • celiac disease is psychosomatic
      Actually, there is a place I could complain to about how my request to amend my record was handled. zthey really messed up onthis one. I think this doctor was too careless to set a HIPPA policy in place or doesn't pay attention to generic forms included to fill out with new patient forms. I'm debating whether or not to file a complaint. If the doctor adds derogatory remarks to my report, I will definitely file a complaint. I really should file a complaint for all the patients who are mistreated, but I don't need more stress in my life. I have found doctors like her create stress or sometimes it's best to say goodbye without further contact. Can I Appeal if a Covered Entity Refuses to Make an Amendment? Maybe. An institution must accept complaints about its health privacy policies and practices. Filing a complaint with an institution may not be the equivalent of filing an appeal of a denial of a request for amendment, but it may help if it forces someone new at the covered entity to review your request. However, some institutions may accept formal appeals. Consult the institution’s notice of privacy practices to see if there is an appeal method for a denial of a request for amendment. Talk to the privacy officer at the covered entity to see if you can obtain help. You can also complain to the Secretary of the federal Department of Health and Human Services about how your request was handled. The Department’s Office of Civil Rights processes complaints. You can find information about the process at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/index.html. You have another alternative. When a covered entity denies your request for amendment, it must tell you that you can request the covered entity to provide a copy of your request for amendment with any subsequent disclosure of the disputed information. In some instances, it may be important to make the request. Remember that the covered entity is not required to tell others about the dispute unless you ask.    
    • Johnny Carinos
      According to Johnny Carino's' gluten free menu, the potato soup is safe to eat. However, their allergen guide says the soup has wheat. Anybody know which is right? I contacted my local restaurant and sent an email to the email address listed on their website. However, my local place did not know, and no one has responded to my emails yet. I would love to try this restaurant, but now I am worried if it is safe.  allergen guide http://pmgdata.s3.amazonaws.com/menu/75327/pdf/allergy_info_guide_7-21-13_8731.pdf   gluten free menu http://glutenfreeguidehq.com/johnny-carinos-gluten-free-menu/    
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
    • ChiaChick  »  Peaceflower

      Hi Peaceflower, Just wanted to say thank you for the chat.
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,699
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    InfoSante
    Joined