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Hi everyone,

I know it is the holidays and people aren't likely to be posting, but I desperately need answers, so I am hoping someone out there can help.

To make a long story short, I have celiac disease and IBS (yes, one diease was not enough for me) and as a result, I suffer from malabsorption issues. The nurse practitioner I am seeing ran some tests through NeuroScience Inc. Laboratories in Osceola, WI. Has anybody heard of them or take their supplements? Anyway, my NP sent me some supplements she wants me to start taking. She knows I have celiac disease, of course, but when I received the supplements, the label does not say they are gluten free. The label says:

"Does not contain wheat, corn, soy, salt, sucrose, starch, yeast, artificial flavors, artificial colorings, or other known allergens."

Of course, since it is the holidays, I can't reach my NP nor the company to verify if they are GLUTEN-FREE. Does this label mean "gluten-free" and not say it, am I being paranoid in not taking them, or does anybody know these supplements and if they are suitable for celiacs? I searched the company website to no avail.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

zax

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Zax--You are not being paranoid--we have to be very careful. Call the 800# on the bottle or email the company and ask. If it takes a few days to find out, then go without the supplements for a few more days. I am leary too when it simply says--no wheat and doesnt list the others--most will say no wheat or gluten, then I feel safe. Although, Puritan Pride has a multiple vitamin that states no gluten and then in the ingreds there is barley grasses. They state that they dont feel there is enough gluten from the barley to constitute gluten. I told them that any gluten is too much and I will not purchase that product! Always be safe by calling or asking someone who uses the product who is also celiac! Deb

Merry Christmas!

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At first glance of their allergy statement- it seems that they would be gluten free. "No other known allergens." If you can't reach the company, then I'd wait. A few more days isn't going to make a huge difference right?

While you're waiting, I'd see if you can find their website and look for any statements on allergy information and packaging. See if they mention gluten anywhere. If so then the statement on the bottle is probably meant to reflect gluten-free too.

I'll look right now and see what I can find for you..

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Guest southgoingzax

Thank you both for your kind replies. I did thoroughly search the website and could not turn up anything. I was sort of frantic when I first posted, and I have calmed down now. It's just that I want so badly to just feel better, you know? I was diagnosed in October of 2003, but because of my IBS I have had no real improvement of my symptoms or my malabsorption issues. My hair is falling out, it's that bad. And I finally found a medical provider who seems to actually listen to me, so I really, really wanted to take these supplements in the hope that I would FINALLY feel better and get healthier. I will just have to wait, though.

Thanks again, it means a lot to me,

zax

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Zax:

For every week for about six, I got a B-12 shot, as I was not absorbing through the normal rounds that most do. Everything that I ate during this time went into the can, so to speak. I am now doing this once a month. That first shot was wonderful and I had be best energy that I have had in months. I would strongly suggest that. As I was healing, the effect was less apparent because I was absorbing more vitamines and retaining things longer. Vitamine D is also essential to fight bone loss.

I take a daily Oil of Olay multi and Sweet Essentials Calcium Chews 2x's (they taste like a tootie-roll and are gluten free).

Hope this will be helpful. :)

Lisa B.

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