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As gluten ellergy might have already caused malnuetrtion extra vitamin intake is very often needed for celiacs and it is quite possible vitamin caoting or shells may contain gluten in the form of binders which may contain gluten int he form of wheat starch. To avoid this to some extent you may screw open vitamin capsule shells take only the powder inside till you get a certificate from the medical company that there is no gluten in it. You may also get the sugar coating off tablets before taking them. Any further suggetions are welcome

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I take Viactiv chewables. I called the company and neither their calcium (caramel) or Chocolate Cherry multi vitamin chewables have any gluten


Patrice

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As gluten ellergy might have already caused malnuetrtion extra vitamin intake is very often needed for celiacs and it is quite possible vitamin caoting or shells may contain gluten in the form of binders which may contain gluten int he form of wheat starch. To avoid this to some extent you may screw open vitamin capsule shells take only the powder inside till you get a certificate from the medical company that there is no gluten in it. You may also get the sugar coating off tablets before taking them. Any further suggetions are welcome

Not a good practice. Not only could there be gluten inside the capsules but some capsules and tablets are formulated to disolve in a certain area of the stomach or the intestines. Enteric coatings are a great example, these coating prevent the tablet from disolving in the stomach which would cause irritation. To remove the coating allows them to start to dissolve in the esophagus and or stomach which could result in ulcers.

Gluten free vitamins are not hard to find, please simply look for them.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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