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Shotzy1313

Newly Diagnosed - Can I Continue My Routine?

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I got diagnosed 2 weeks ago and I have been working out since last December. I get my supplements from GNC. I have been taking N.O. Xplode and 100% Whey Protein. These are very popular and basic work out supplements to improve your results.

Will I still be able to continue taking these supplements? I went to GNC.com and I looked up the product info and it says nothing about gluten. I could not find any contact information to ask a knowledgeable advisor.

I hope I will find someone else with this disease who also takes these supplements. Anyone know if this stuff is ok or any alternatives?

More information about these products go to Lame Advertisement, click Sports Nutrition - Best Sellers.

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Hi and welcome!

Someone else was asking about the whey protein the other day and said he was contacting the company. He hasn't posted whether he's heard back or not. I have the vanilla whey protein usually mixed in with my plain yogurt and berries or in a smoothie almost everyday and haven't had any problems. I never contacted the company to find out because it never caused me any problems. If it's not making you sick, you should be okay, I think. If you're not keeping a food diary, I would start doing that. Mine helped me to find out what was and wasn't making me feel bad.

Ezme

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Hi and welcome!

Someone else was asking about the whey protein the other day and said he was contacting the company. He hasn't posted whether he's heard back or not. I have the vanilla whey protein usually mixed in with my plain yogurt and berries or in a smoothie almost everyday and haven't had any problems. I never contacted the company to find out because it never caused me any problems. If it's not making you sick, you should be okay, I think. If you're not keeping a food diary, I would start doing that. Mine helped me to find out what was and wasn't making me feel bad.

Ezme

Thanks Ezme

If no one has posted answers to this, I am going to try contacting the company myself and post them for all of you. I hope to get this accomplished within the next few days.

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Hi Steven,

I wonder if you called and asked them more questions if they could elaborate on why the products aren't gluten free.

I, personally, have continued to use my protein powder, but as you are still healing, it will probably be recommended to cut out dairy for a while too. That's what most people have done in order to allow the villi to fully heal. That's something you'll have to decide after cutting out the gluten and seeing if your gut is still going a little crazy. Mine is okay, but I wasn't really sick for very long so I don't think I damaged my intestines as much as most people. A lot of people here also use rice protein powders or hemp protein powders. I know that Whole Foods has those or you can get them on Amazon. I was also looking through one of my magazines and found an ad for IsoKool whey protein powders ( http://www.allmaxnutrition.com/prod345.aspx ) and it says right on their ad that it is gluten free. So, depending on how you feel after cutting out gluten, you might be able to stick with the GNC brand you have, you might want to search out a gluten free alternative, or you may want to switch to an alternative protein like hemp or rice for a bit.

Hope that helps you a bit. :)

Ezme

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I think you should still be able to wrokout, etc. but you need to stop taking anything that the company says isn't gluten free. If they tell you it's not gluten free, there are tons of other protein powders, etc. that are. You can but them from WHole Foods and other health food stores and they may even say gluten free on them. A lot of them will.

Kassandra

I agree you should go dairy free for a while until your villi heal. This is important to the healing process, unless you haven't been symptomatic for very long.

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Ezme and Kassandra,

Thanks for the posts and info! What does dairy do to the healing process when I go gluten free. Dairy foods dont seem to bother me but this is still all new to me. I dont know what bothers me anymore lol.

Thanks for the link Ezme, I also have been searching through some posts and came across this protein powder. They said it was gluten free in the forum but it does not say it on the website. I may have to contact them for further information.

http://www.Lame Advertisement/store/opt/whey.html

Steve~

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These are the ingredients to the whey protein you are taking

Other Ingredients: Cocoa, Lecithin, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Acesulfame Potassium, Artificial Flavor, Cellulose Gum, Proprietary Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides)

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Significant product settling may occur.

Warning: After opening, keep tightly closed in refrigerator or other cool place.

Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.

Contains: Soybeans and Milk

I don't see any problem with it. I am guessing the response you got is a CYA statement from GNC.

I use this whey protein that is gluten-free for sure. It is also lactose-free ... lactose is somethng that is difficult for celiacs with damaged villi to digest. It is undenatured whey, which is the best kind for you nutritionally speaking. http://www.biochem-fitness.com/pages/powders_main.html I buy it at Wild Oats .... I'm sure Whole Foods would have it, too.

Here are it's ingredients:

• 100% All Natural.

• 100% Pure Ultra-Filtered/Micro-Filtered Whey Protein Isolate.

• For Carb Conscious Dieters.

• Low Sugar.

• Lactose-Free.

• Fat-Free.

• No Saturated Fat.

• No Cholesterol.

• Mixes Instantly.

Ingredients: Ultra-Filtered/Micro-Filtered (UF/MF) whey protein isolate, fructose, natural cream flavor, natural peach flavor, natural flavors, xanthan gum.

(No yeast, wheat, gluten, preservatives, artificial color, artificial flavor or artificial sweeteners.)

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Dairy, I guess more specifically lactose is difficult to break down because the villi are kind of in layers. One of the enzymes produced by the villi is lactase which breaks down lactose. If you are missing villi (which you are because you have just begun the healing process) it is almost impossible for your villi to heal. It is usually a temporary thing, but for some people it is permanent (like me).

Kassandra

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Dairy, I guess more specifically lactose is difficult to break down because the villi are kind of in layers. One of the enzymes produced by the villi is lactase which breaks down lactose. If you are missing villi (which you are because you have just begun the healing process) it is almost impossible for your villi to heal. It is usually a temporary thing, but for some people it is permanent (like me).

Kassandra

So what your saying is... (depending on the person)

It is common during the process of switching to "gluten free" to not take in "dairy products". Once "gluten free" you can start taking dairy again?

Is this because dairy acts like gluten and will cause damage or symptoms? or will it just affect the healing process?

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So what your saying is... (depending on the person)

It is common during the process of switching to "gluten free" to not take in "dairy products". Once "gluten free" you can start taking dairy again?

Is this because dairy acts like gluten and will cause damage or symptoms? or will it just affect the healing process?

I thought it was because lactose is digested by the tips of you villi. If the villi are damaged from celiac, you could have trouble digesting lactose until you heal. I don't think you cause damage by eating lactose, you'll just feel yucky.

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Actually, it has been shown that dairy and soy can also damage the villi. In order for the villi to heal, it is best to eliminate both dairy and soy for at least three to six months, before you try them again.

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