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Oh, Darn! Calms Forte Apparently Has Gluten In It!


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#1 Tidings

 
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:36 PM

Darn! Just found out on the Hyland's Calms Forte website that the natural sleep aid, Calms Forte, which I've been using apparently has GLUTEN in it. :-(

Quote from Hyland's site:

"Does Calms Forté contain any gluten?
Yes. Calms Forté contains Oatseed from the medicine Avena sativa (oat plant)."
Source: http://www.calmsfort...ome/?page_id=31

However, depending on who you consult, some claim that OATS do NOT contain gluten; others claim that oats does; others say that the oats MIGHT be cross-contaminated during processing. Confusing! Can anybody advise about this? Wondering if Hyland's is correct about oat plant containing gluten, or are they just being ultra-conservative and careful in saying so?

The Calms Forte tablets do seem to help me sleep (usually have to take 2-3 of the tablets for any relief); and they've been a small godsend since, with glaucoma, I cannot use any over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid because most of them seem to elevate ocular pressure. (The nice thing about Calms Forte is that it does not SMELL TERRIBLE, like valerian and some of the other "natural" sleep aids.)

Would love to hear about some other "natural" sleep aids that do not contain gluten and do not elevate eye pressure.

Thanks.
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:42 PM

Darn! Just found out on the Hyland's Calms Forte website that the natural sleep aid, Calms Forte, which I've been using apparently has GLUTEN in it. :-(

Quote from Hyland's site:

"Does Calms Forté contain any gluten?
Yes. Calms Forté contains Oatseed from the medicine Avena sativa (oat plant)."
Source: http://www.calmsfort...ome/?page_id=31

However, depending on who you consult, some claim that OATS do NOT contain gluten; others claim that oats does; others say that the oats MIGHT be cross-contaminated during processing. Confusing! Can anybody advise about this? Wondering if Hyland's is correct about oat plant containing gluten, or are they just being ultra-conservative and careful in saying so?

The Calms Forte tablets do seem to help me sleep (usually have to take 2-3 of the tablets for any relief); and they've been a small godsend since, with glaucoma, I cannot use any over-the-counter or prescription sleep aid because most of them seem to elevate ocular pressure. (The nice thing about Calms Forte is that it does not SMELL TERRIBLE, like valerian and some of the other "natural" sleep aids.)

Would love to hear about some other "natural" sleep aids that do not contain gluten and do not elevate eye pressure.

Thanks.

Oats themselves do not contain gluten, but they often are highly contaminated with gluten in various ways. Also, some people with Celiac are still sensitive to gluten free oats, but some seem to be fine as long as they are specified as gluten free.

Something you can look into trying for a natural sleep aid is melatonin, which is something that our bodies are supposed to produce naturally when it is time for our body to prepare for sleeping. Melatonin is a hormone and sometimes for whatever reason our bodies won't produce enough of it, so it could help you sleep.

You could also go to your local health food store and look at the medicinal teas (as well as other supplements), I know I have seen some that are supposed to help with sleep, but i can't remember the names at the moment.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:59 PM

Oats themselves do not contain gluten, but they often are highly contaminated with gluten in various ways. Also, some people with Celiac are still sensitive to gluten free oats, but some seem to be fine as long as they are specified as gluten free.

Something you can look into trying for a natural sleep aid is melatonin, which is something that our bodies are supposed to produce naturally when it is time for our body to prepare for sleeping. Melatonin is a hormone and sometimes for whatever reason our bodies won't produce enough of it, so it could help you sleep.

You could also go to your local health food store and look at the medicinal teas (as well as other supplements), I know I have seen some that are supposed to help with sleep, but i can't remember the names at the moment.


Hi, gary'sgirl,
Thanks for your reply. I have tried Melatonin in the past, but it tends to give me a headache; apparently it crosses the blood-brain barrier and maybe that's why it gave me a headache, not sure.

A tea that is helpful is chamomile; chamomile is included in Calms Forte tablets. (Also passion flower and hops, along with the oats.)

Hyland's also makes another tablet called, appropriately enough, "INSOMNIA," and I'm still not sure if it's safe for me to take, with glaucoma and gluten-sensitivity. Jury's still out on that one. (It contains Hyoscyamus Niger [also called stinking nightshade or black henbane], Ignatia Amara [seed pods of the St Ignatius' bean tree], and Kali Phosphoricum [Potassium Phosphate].) "INSOMNIA" does not seem to leave a hangover feeling in the morning, which is nice. It's a sublingual tablet you put under the tongue and tastes pleasant. So will research it further and if I learn anything relevant to Celiac/Gluten intolerance, will post here.

P.S. Here's a link that describes info about chamomile:
http://altmedicine.a...a/Chamomile.htm
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