I think one of the really challenging things to find, as a super-sensitive, is supplements that don't make you sick. Probiotics, vitamins and minerals, digestive enzymes - all the things that can be really helpful, but we have to find safe sources.
So, what brands of supplements/probiotics/other 'gut/body helpers' do you take that don't make you react?
This is a really good question. I wish I had some answers for you. So far I have reacted to many muti vitamins. I think I tried about seven different companies and I still haven't found one that I can take. After the last time I'm really afraid to take any and I've completely given up on them.
Back in Jan of this year I was so sick from vitamins and it took me four months to realize it. The doctor thought I had lymphoma and I had to go through a laparoscopy surgery to remove enlarged lymph nodes in my stomach. And all because of "gluten free" vitamins... Even the doctors didn't think it was because of the celiac disease. All the path reports came back negative for cancer , but a reactive lymph node was the diagnosis. Which means it could be from an autoimmune disease. Duh -celiac disease! It wasn't until two weeks after the surgery I started to make the connection to the vitamins. And I had to go through even more testing for other autoimmune disease -everything came back negative, Thank God! I stopped taking the vitamins and wouldn't you know all my symptoms went away and I starting feeling really great again. I even thought about suing the company, but the lawyers thought in the long run it wouldn't be worth it. So I actually had to have surgery because of vitamins.
Right now I take:
Slow Fe iron -red pills
Nature Made Calcium with vitamins D (but not everyday)
I haven't tried anything new since last May so I thought I'd try another multi vitamin two weeks ago. I tried the Nature Made multi vitamin (gluten free) and the next day I felt I got glutened pretty bad so I had to stop them right away. I always have reactions the next day after I get glutened and I made sure I didn't try anything else so I know it was the vitamins.
After two years, I've just come to the conclusion that I'm just too sensitive to take any muti vitamins and I just try to eat really healthy. I'm thinking that there are just too many ingredients in the multivitamins that it makes it hard for them to be uncontaminated by gluten.
If there are any muti vitamins that the super senistive people take without any problems I'd love to know, too.
Thanks Shauna for posting this. You must have been reading my mind...