Jump to content
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

AmandaD

Interesting Result...

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi - I thought I'd post this and see if any of you have used this stuff, etc.

My allergist doctor told me that celiacs don't often get enough fiber and fast peristalsis or sort of loose stools could be a result of this issue. He mentioned that it'd be a good idea if I started a little bit of Citrucel everyday to help bulk up stools, etc. He said it was totally safe and I could take it forever, it's also gluten-free which surprised me.

So I've done just a teaspoon (which is like 1/4 of the regular dose) for the past two days with lots of water and my gluten-free diet and it has totally made my stools a large size with barely any gas. I'm stunned.

Have any of you added soluble fiber - not INSOLUBLE (like Metamucil, psyllium, etc...) - and had good results too?

I'm curious...

Thanks for answering.

A

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very interesting!

Could you post the ingredients list so those of us with other food allergies can see if it's safe for us? I'd certainly be interested if it doesn't contain my allergens (corn, soy, egg, dairy, etc.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Active Ingredients: Each 19g adult dose contains: Methylcellulose (2g)

Inactive Ingredients: Citric Acid, FD&C Yellow #6, Orange Flavors (natural and artificial), Potassium Citrate, Riboflavin, Sucrose, Other Ingredients

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, but if you go to their website also they guarantee it's gluten free - and I'd think a company making a digestive product would totally know if it would irritate a celiac.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just an fyi, methycellulose acts by attracting water into the colon (so make sure you stay hydrated) to bulk up the stools. Hence it acts as a thickener in shampoo and toothpaste and ice creams. It also can act as an emulsifier to keep two chemicals that usually separate mixed together. And it can be used as a lubricant, in things like eye drops or KY. It can even be used as a mild glue, such as in wallpaper adhesive. It's fascinating! :) Check it out on the Wikipedia. (And, incidentally, psillium husks are a very good source of soluble fiber (~70%), they just happen to be a decent source of insoluble fiber too (~30%).)

The following foods are good sources of gluten-free soluble fiber:

  • beans (particularly kidney, black, and lima)
  • flax seed
  • oranges/grapefruit
  • pears
  • peachs/plums/nectarines
  • mango
  • carrots
  • brussel sprouts
  • broccoli

One serving of citrus fruit, or a pear, or one serving of beans will give you just as much soluble fiber as one serving of Citrucel (2g), btw. Most of the other items on the list would require 2 servings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On a good day I want to ask people to come and admire my fabulous stools. I refrain from doing this, but I'm very proud of them! :)

LOL :lol:

Active Ingredients: Each 19g adult dose contains: Methylcellulose (2g)

Inactive Ingredients: Citric Acid, FD&C Yellow #6, Orange Flavors (natural and artificial), Potassium Citrate, Riboflavin, Sucrose, Other Ingredients

Darn, there's a lot of corn in there (citric acid, sucrose, and possibly in natural and artificial flavors)

But, I'll be trying out some of the food sources, for sure!

--- I wanna be "proud", too!!! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest AutumnE

Flax seed has this effect also. I take it every day, I use the seeds and sprinkle them on my foods. I have dry eyes from medications and it soothes them on its own with no drops needed anymore. Not only that but you get the nice omega 3's and omega 6's. My mom's good cholesterol went up 20 points just from 2 tbsp of flax everyday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried flax as well - and I tried it from Bob's red mill and it made me pukey - so I'd recommend against that brand.

Citrucel, though, I give mad props to :D It worked VERY quickly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I tried flax as well - and I tried it from Bob's red mill and it made me pukey - so I'd recommend against that brand.

Did you have a fresh bag, and kept it in the freezer? I haven't had a problem with their brand, but flax - particularly the meal - is so high in fat that it can go rancid at room temperature, and is best kept in the freezer. I even keep the seeds it the fridge. (I had a bag of flax go bad once... ewwwww.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On a good day I want to ask people to come and admire my fabulous stools.

that's the funniest thing I ever heard!!!!! :P

Seriously, thanks for posting this. I was wondering why I only seem to have "good Poop days" on days I eat salad (and darn it, sometimes I just get tired of eating salads! :ph34r: )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have to second the fabulous-stools thing that was written. I've been incredibly impressed by mine the past few days. I sort of want to "accidentally" leave them in the toilet so my husband can "bump" into them...

That was sick celiac humour. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I sort of want to "accidentally" leave them in the toilet so my husband can "bump" into them...

That was sick celiac humour. :D

:lol::lol::lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I seem to have sort of the opposite problem. I was eating a lot of fiber, I had lots fresh carrots and apples most every day. I also liked having ground flax with my rice (to add in nutrients.) (If you don't grind the flax it will just pass on through :o .) I have stopped eating so much of the carrots and the flax, but it hasn't seemed to make to much of a difference :( .

David

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest AutumnE

David could you be having a problem with another food like apples?

My intolerances came out later after my body started healing from the gluten.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
David could you be having a problem with another food like apples?

My intolerances came out later after my body started healing from the gluten.

It's possible. I became very intolerant of beans after becoming gluten free.

David

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • June 19, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • July 07, 2019 Until August 03, 2019
      0  
      For more information, visit www.kefss.com or call (407) 255-6550. info@kefss.com 

      KEF USA Summer Camps Announces the New KEF Gluten-Free Camp in Orlando, Florida for Youths with Celiac Disease.

      [Orlando, FL February 6, 2019]-KEF USA is excited to announce that we will offer a new 100% gluten-free camp program to give kids and teens with Celiac Disease a safe, exciting and healthy summer. KEF USA programs offer fun and unique experiences that can only be found in Orlando, Florida. Campers explore the theme parks and local attractions, make new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.


    • July 08, 2019 Until July 09, 2019
      0  
      14th Euro-Global Gastroenterology Conference happening in Zürich, Switzerland during July 08-09, 2019. We are expecting more than 300 attendees representing from more than 40 countries who would be sharing their experiences and expertise around the world Theme: “Future Perspectives and shaping trends in Gastroenterology”
      You may learn more about our congress by visiting our website: https://europegastroenterology.gastroconferences.com/
      Tracks
      Microbiota and diseases|Acid Related Diseases|Helicobacter Pylori Treatment|Therapeutics targeting Microbioma|Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Gastroenterology|Inflammatory Bowel Diseases|Clinical Advances in Liver Diseases|Gastrointestinal Disorders and Drug Delivery|Obesity and Treatments|Gastrointestinal Pathology|Neuro Gastroenterology and Motility disorders|Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition|Gallbladder and biliary tract Diseases|Latest advances in Gastroenterology treatments|Endoscopic Innovations in Gastroenterology and surgery|Clinical and Radiographic Gastrointestinal Abnormalities|Functional GI Disorders|Changing Trends in Etiology of Liver diseases|Epigenetics of gastrointestinal diseases|Bariatric Surgery|Gastrointestinal Radiology and Imaging|Developing treatment for Viral Hepatitis and Fibrosis of Liver|Emerging Trends in Clinical Research of Liver diseases|Hepatitis B treatment Patterns|Therapies in Pancreatic cancer|Diabetes and hepatocellular carcinoma|Intestinal Metaproteomics and Type 1 Diabetes
      Conference Benefits
      ·         CME Credits  
      ·         CPD Credits
      ·         Research publication in proceeding book
      ·         Abstract publication in associated online journal
      ·         DOI by Cross-Ref
      ·         Online speaker webpage
      ·         Workshops and Symposium
      ·         Certificate for participation and attendance
      ·         Young Researchers Forum and Posters Award for Students
      ·         B2b and Networking meetings
       
      Program Director
      Sophia Williams
      Gastroenterology 2019 | Zürich | Switzerland
      conferenceseries.com https://europegastroenterology.gastroconferences.com/
      E-mail: williams.sophiaa@yandex.com
      Whatsapp us : +442382146717
×
×
  • Create New...