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I take Nature Made Essential Daily. I know it is gluten free, and I'm pretty sure it is free of the other things too, but I don't have my bottle with me to check. I like that it only has 100% of the vitamins instead of going overboard with massive doses. It also uses a less acidic version of Vitamin C, which is necessary for me since I have a bladder condition and can't have ascorbic acid (the usual form of Vitamin C in vitamins).

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I take ADEK chewable tablets. These vitamins are very good for people with malabsorptive conditions, as they are already partially broken down or pre-digested. It contains all of the essential vitamins at the normal amounts with high levels of vitamins A, D, E, and K. I know it is gluten free and I'm fairly certain it is free of the other things you mentioned as well but you can check at AXCAN Pharma's webpage.

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I called Nature Made and their vitamins are also cf and sf. YAY!

I'll definitely check into those other vitamins too though. They sound really good. Thanks for the tip, Ms. Celiac.

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I just started to take Kirkman Labs prenatal vitamin today. It says it does not contain sugar, starch, soy, acacia, wheat, corn, milk, yeast, casein, gliadin, gluten or artificial colorings. Many of their other products are free of many things too. Plus, they offer trial packs.

Does anyone have advice of taking vitamins? Should I be ramping up to it? I took one (1/2 of daily dosage) at dinner time tonight and I'm having alot of pain...could it be ascorbic acid? I've been having trouble with acidic foods lately. Just curious what others have done.

Thanks,

Kim

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don't know as far as ingredients go, but GNC call line was very helpful for me. i called them at the pharmacy while contemplating which spplements to buy. they double checked everything forme. it was most convinient.

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Hi Caraline, (Re: Vitamins)

My wife has celiac disease. Most people don't know that gluten naturally exists not only in wheat, but in barley and rye as well. Her diet is so limited that we have devoted a separate section of the kitchen counter to her gluten-free food and I bought a second cutting board, which I labeled with a Sharpee as "Gluten Free", designating one side to always face down so the actual cutting side of the board can never be accidentally contaminated.

I mention this because she is such a sensitive celiac that finding a vitamin to assist her in getting the proper nutrition with her diet was nearly impossible. Believe me, when my wife gets sick from gluten contamination, she is sick for 4 days, minimum. It's horrible for her.

But, we actually found a vitamin that she has no reaction to by Nutrilite. It's been a savior, because, as I said, her diet is very limited and we were worried she wasn't getting enough in the way of vitamins in her daily uptake of available foods. But, well, here is the thing...

I feel bad mentioning this because it turns out we actually sell the vitamin in our internet business. -- DON'T STOP READING YET! -- I had no idea it was even available to us until I stumbled upon it two weeks ago.

I cannot (nor would I) post the link to the product in this post, because it would violate the rules of conduct of this forum and I do not want to do that. But, if you are interested, you can go to my profile on this site where the link to the product is provided. It's really inexpensive and it provides a 180 day supply for about $22. The product has a 180 satisfaction guarantee, so there's no risk if you want to send it back.

Again, I feel bad even mentioning that we sell this product, and I'm sure some here will vilify me for letting you know we do. But, and this is the God's honest truth, I'm posting this message because my wife can so easily get sick from so many things that, well, I just wanted people to have the option if they wanted it.

Please take this post with the sincerity that was intended and I hope it helps. Feel free to email me with questions about other things as well. My wife and I have actually developed some pretty strict kitchen protocols (like the additional cutting board) that have helped her greatly over the last year. Sounds very restricted, I know, but it's a heck of a lot better than her getting sick.

Sincerely,

Jeff Sherwood

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I just started to take Kirkman Labs prenatal vitamin today. It says it does not contain sugar, starch, soy, acacia, wheat, corn, milk, yeast, casein, gliadin, gluten or artificial colorings. Many of their other products are free of many things too. Plus, they offer trial packs.

Does anyone have advice of taking vitamins? Should I be ramping up to it? I took one (1/2 of daily dosage) at dinner time tonight and I'm having alot of pain...could it be ascorbic acid? I've been having trouble with acidic foods lately. Just curious what others have done.

Thanks,

Kim

Kim,

No need to "ramp up" so to speak, but you should always take vitamins with a meal. Many vitamins are fat and/or water soluble, which means they need food in order to be absorbed. Also, taking vitamins on an empty stomach is a great way to experience nausea and that "jangly" feeling, because, well, some vitamins are acidic, some have base qualities, etc. Food provides that buffer and absorbtion vehicle.

I mentioned that my wife was a celiac in another post, but I should also mention that I am a personal trainer as well and advise people on their diet daily. I have learned a tremendous amount about food and nutrition ever since we discovered my wife was a celiac back in April of 2006.

Best Regards,

Jeff Sherwood

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Kim,

No need to "ramp up" so to speak, but you should always take vitamins with a meal. Many vitamins are fat and/or water soluble, which means they need food in order to be absorbed. Also, taking vitamins on an empty stomach is a great way to experience nausea and that "jangly" feeling, because, well, some vitamins are acidic, some have base qualities, etc. Food provides that buffer and absorbtion vehicle.

I mentioned that my wife was a celiac in another post, but I should also mention that I am a personal trainer as well and advise people on their diet daily. I have learned a tremendous amount about food and nutrition ever since we discovered my wife was a celiac back in April of 2006.

Best Regards,

Jeff Sherwood

Thanks Jeff! Very helpful info. Kim

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I would like to add here to be very careful of the companies who do say they are gluten free. Always read the label and judge for yourself. I have a Puritan Pride outlet store near me and I found Puritan Pride Woman + 50 vitamins similiar to the Nature Made Woman + 50 that I take now. I asked if they were gluten free and immediately the woman went online to check, which she came back to me verifing, that yes, they are gluten free, which at the same time, I was reading the contents and up pops "barley grasses". So, I asked about the barley grass, stating that barley is a gluten. She then calls the company and they stated that the barley grass does not constitute enough gluten in their opinion to consider it gluten so they can still call the product "gluten free". Well, I do not feel they can judge how much "barley grass" is ok for me. I will not purchase the product. ALWAYS READ THE INGREDIENTS!

Nature Made is a proven company--Natrol is another company who will list the ingredients. I also must have soy, corn, rice, and gluten free--so it's always fun looking for products.

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I learned the lesson about the gluten free thing the hard way. I was in a hurry and was looking for some vitamins at a health food store and I bought some that said they were dairy, soy, gluten, yeast, corn, etc...free. However, when I got home I was looking at the ingredients and under superfoods it said that they contained barley and oat grass juices. I was really mad because the vitamins were pretty expensive. <_< At least now I know though.

Deb, what kind of vitamins do you take?

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