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Before my son went gluten free we always gave him Benefiber for his constipation. I ran out of his fiber bears and I have Benefiber in the house. It says: "Ingredients: Wheat dextrin" but then under that it says "Gluten free (less than 10ppm gluten)". What does that mean? It does not contain enough gluten to be concidered a source of gluten?

Nicole

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Before my son went gluten free we always gave him Benefiber for his constipation. I ran out of his fiber bears and I have Benefiber in the house. It says: "Ingredients: Wheat dextrin" but then under that it says "Gluten free (less than 10ppm gluten)". What does that mean? It does not contain enough gluten to be concidered a source of gluten?

Nicole

Yes, that's the implication. We won't buy it now that it has wheat in it. Proceed at your own risk on this one.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I called Benefiber to ask about their gluten free label even though it contain wheat dextrin. The response was rediculous. She said that it is technically gluten free as it only has 10 ppm and it needs to be over 20 to be seen as containing gluten. But, if you are completely intolerant to gluten it may cause a problem. What? Completely intolerant? Does that mean some people are only partially intolerant?

Nicole

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I've actually been taking benefiber for, i'd say, about two months now, and i feel great, if not better. Though i'm glad i found this old thread because i did wonder about the label.

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I called Benefiber to ask about their gluten free label even though it contain wheat dextrin. The response was rediculous. She said that it is technically gluten free as it only has 10 ppm and it needs to be over 20 to be seen as containing gluten. But, if you are completely intolerant to gluten it may cause a problem. What? Completely intolerant? Does that mean some people are only partially intolerant?

Nicole

Labeling a product as "gluten free" is totally voluntary at this point. Determinations are curently being studing to standardize the term. 10ppm is considered a safe level for people with Celiac to consume.

If your son is very sensitive to the smallest amoung of gluten, I would choose another product. Metamucil capsules and Citrucel is gluten free.

Additional information:

https://www.celiac.com/articles/21617/1/-FD...ards/Page1.html


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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additionally, if he is otherwise getting enough fiber in his diet, check to see how much calcium he's getting (it can be constipating), and how much magnesium (it can loosen things up).


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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