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Wheat Germ Oil

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I used to use a Trader's Joe product-- lavender bath oil-- and noticed wheat germ oil is listed as an ingredient... will this make me sick? I have read so much conflicting information on skin products... some say NO and some say that gluten is too big of a molecule to get through skin...

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It may be too big to get through intact skin but gluten is absorbed and reacts with mucous membranes. There is also the issue that anything that gets on your hands, oils in particular, are going to remain on the skin and thus can be transferred to your mouth by your hands when eating. You would be wise to stay away from it especially if you are new to the diet. Any amount of gluten even small amounts of CC are enough to keep the antibody reaction going.


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Different people have different sensitivity levels. The oil shouldn't contain wheat protein (gluten) to begin with, and on top of that, you aren't blatantly eating it. However, some people react to wheat germ oil (possibly because of celiac...possibly because of other conditions), and if it makes you more comfortable, you might consider switching to a different product.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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