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Hey folks, I checked the forums here and saw that a lot of people drink Gatorade with no issues. I also see, right from Quaker themselves that it is in fact Gluten free. I have a violent reaction to it. My stomache kicks it out within hours and I pay dearly for it for a couple of days. This is the exact type of reaction that I had when I drank Tropicana Grape Juice which has Natural Flavours that supposidly contain traces. The only other reaction similar to these is when I drink Tonic Water.

Any thoughts on this? I was pretty peaved that I couldn't tolerate Gatorade. Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks

Nate

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Funny...I was just going to post the exact same thing...

I was drinking gatorade because my family and I all caught the stomach flu and was hoping to rehydrate myself. I have drank it before and had problems, but was hoping I could tolerate it this time. I sometimes can have one, but usually I get a bad stomach pain.

The only thing I can reason is the dye may be causing us problems. I know my daughter is very sensitive to red dye #40 and you can just look at a bottle of gatorade and know there is a lot of dye in one bottle. My next step was going to try to drink a flavor that was clear.

Nope...no answers either!

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Do either of you know if you are having problems with all flavors of Gatorade or just one flavor in particular?

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No I haven't tried any of the other flavours except orange.

Guess it would have to be the colouring. Bummer. I'll maybe try a different one when I have time to wreck myself for a couple of days, lol.

N

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I have tried several flavors with red, orange and purple and they all have gotten to me. Will try the other uncolored flavors later, too.

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I have called them, and they have assured me that their natural flavors do not contain any gluten. Nor do any of their other ingredients. I don't have any problem with gatorade, but what matters is how you feel after you have it. Unless there's another suspicious thing you came in contact with recently, it sounds like gatorade is out for you.

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Gatorade seems to be one of those products that is constantly reformulating. For a few months last winter, all the flavors contained soy - which was listed, but I wasn't expecting it as it hadn't been there before, and then poof the soy was gone shortly thereafter.

Also, gatorade type drinks should be cut in half or more with water, as they can cause cramping and D. Nothing particular about celiacs, it happens to anyone.

Or, maybe your body doesn't like it more than others....?

Merika

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Gatorade seems to be one of those products that is constantly reformulating. For a few months last winter, all the flavors contained soy - which was listed, but I wasn't expecting it as it hadn't been there before, and then poof the soy was gone shortly thereafter.

I was wondering about the soy listing on their label. I didn't think it was there before.

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The ones I have don't list soy.

If it cramps your stomache regardless then it prolly isn't that good to drink! lol, thats crazy.

I've tried about three times now. One day I got up in the morn on an empty stomache and drank about a quarter of the bottle and by mid morn I was crampin pretty bad. Funny how it emulates a gluten attack. Same symptoms and same results.

N

I was wondering about the soy listing on their label. I didn't think it was there before.

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Nate,

I just tried a new flavor of gatorade and have been drinking it for about a week with no symptoms...there are a few flavors under this "Rain" category. I can drink the mixed berry and the green flavor. The mixed berry only has blue dye, no red or yellow, and some vegetable dye. It definitely doesn't have as much dye and tastes a little watered down, but I like it better then the original formula.

-Dianna

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I have been using gatorade for years whenever my kids or I have D really bad, but since being gluten-free I have had MAJOR stomach problems with it. I don't understand it either. Will have to try different flavors, but so far grape, orange and lemon/lime have cramped me severely. Watch out, too for the other brands. I bought Powerade by mistake once and it is not gluten-free. Will be sure to try the rain flavors to see how it goes, thanks for the info.

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I have been having the same reaction to Vitamin Water, and i cant figure out what gives! Anyone else drink it w/o problems?

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