I'm so bummed to discover that the pills I just started taking have gluten in them. These pills have been a lifesaver for me. They are marketed as diet pills, but, really, they are just a bunch of stimulants. I do need to lose weight, and that would be great if they worked in that regard, but the amount of energy and motivation I have when taking them more than makes up for their failure as a weight loss pill. Are there any pills out there that are gluten free and give you energy? I need something to replace these pills. I am good for NOTHING when I cannot take them.
Citrus Aurantium (Bitter Orange) (synephrine extract 30%), Acacia Rigidula (95%), Phenylethylamine HCL, Pure Organic Green Tea (45% Epigallocatechin Gallate) (ECGC), Theobroma Cocoa, Kola Nut Extract (Natural Caffeine), Guarana Extract, Yerba Mate Extract (Polyphenols), Naringin, Ma Huang (Ephedra Extract), Yohimbine HCL, Alpha-Yohimbine, 11-Hydroxy Yohimbine
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Sodium Starch Glucolate, Magniesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, and Silica
Stupid starch is the problem ingredient.
I 'googled' starch glucolate and found this definition: "Sodium starch glycolate is manufactured by carboxymethylation of starch. Starch is a polysaccharide of glucose, a long chain of glucose molecules linked together. The carboxymethylation process increases the ability of the starch to absorb water, making it a rapid distintegrant." So starch glucolate is not made from wheat or any gluten containing grain.
However, if you need energy and have excess weight, you might have your doc check your thyroid function (TSH, free T3 and free T4). Low energy and difficulty losing weight (as well as low body temperature and constipation) are symptoms of hypothyroidism. Many celiacs also have Hashimoto's thyroiditis which causes hypothyroidism.