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Optimum Nutrition Weight Gainer Glutten Free? Gold Standard Gainer

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Hi all,

Tried looking around for the product stated in the title, if it's glutten free. I tried reaching out to the company but no responses. I'm used to drinking serious mass as a weight gainer, but now that I maybe diagnosed with celiac, I'm trying to find the best alternative to a weight gainer.. I attached a picture of the label. It seems to be glutten free, but it says may contain wheat, which I believe is probably because they use the same machines to make products that do contain glutten.



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I see 2 issues. One, oat flour, and the second being milk. Many of us cannot have non certified gluten-free oats (and some can't even have that.) and oftentimes, people newly diagnosed can't have milk protein. Not all but many for the first 6 months or so.

so you might be diagnosed or are diagnosed? Lol. If you have any tests to decipher let us know.

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Welcome. The oat flour is a no go since it doesn't specify that it is certified gluten free. Newly diagnosed celiacs should avoid even certified oats until well healed as some of us will react to them. You may also want to avoid dairy for a bit if your GI distress is agravated by it. You may well be able to add it back in after you have healed. If you are not done with testing do be sure to keep eating gluten until finished.

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I body build myself, look into Nutra Key the V-pro vegan one is a good blend, MRM has various ones I use the Veggie elite from that. I also use various other proteins and bars from Julian Bakery (love julian keto options for gluten-free breads) and Jarrow. I use the ketogenic diet approach and eat a ton of fats, very low to no carbs, and over 250g of protein a day. I also avoid dairy, soy, and several other things I have intolerance to. I focus on proteins high in zinc for recovery like Oregon Seed Company Pumpkin Protein, and MRM or Julian Sacha Inchi Proteins.   Jarrow Hemp and plant formulas are also nice on rotation to mix it up.

Diagnosed Issues
Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

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