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Can anyone advise if they have tried the product by NOW called Gluten Digest? It claims you can eat gluten and this will break it down for you due to the enzymes in it. I read some of the latest reseach on a similiar product that has not been tried on humans yet. Thanks in advance for any input.

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Can anyone advise if they have tried the product by NOW called Gluten Digest? It claims you can eat gluten and this will break it down for you due to the enzymes in it. I read some of the latest reseach on a similiar product that has not been tried on humans yet. Thanks in advance for any input.

I am sorry that I recently threw out a magazine with their ad in it.

To paraphrase...Gluten Digest is not designed for those with Celiac Disease, but rather those who have difficulty digesting gluten. It also states in the fine print that has not been given the OK from the FDA. And most alarming for me, they have done their own testing "inhouse".

Not a product for me. <_<

Edit - Here is the link to the product: http://www.nowfoods.com/?action=itemdetail...;item_id=101094


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I was given some pills by my gastroenterologist that IMHO mask the symptoms. Sure I feel better when I take them, (kept them and take them in the case I get glutened and don't know it) but the damage is still being done to the intestines.

You have to give the gluten up for your health.


Proud Mom of now 3 - one of which is dairy intolerant, and a hubby who is dairy intolerant.

Coconut, pseudoephedrine, lidocaine with epinephrine, sulfa and penicillin allergies for several years

Gluten, dairy and wheat intolerant since July 2007, soy intolerant since October 2008.

Be kind, for everyone you speak to is fighting their own battles.

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imhungry,

Could you please tell me what exactly your GI gave you that masks the symptoms? Is it OTC? It might really help me, I am planning a 3 weeks trip where I KNOW I will be glutened, so my goal is to at least not to feel miserable the whole time.


Better safe than glutened

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Low histamine / amine / glutamate diet

Restricted animal protein diet

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Where are you traveling? I just got back from Europe, where they are WAY ahead of us on the gluten thing. To my surprise and delight, Spain was especially on top of it. I found 2 different brands of gluten-free croissants, umpteen different gluten-free breads, pastas, cookies, pastries, you name it, they had it!

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Ive - I'll check when I get home and let you know.


Proud Mom of now 3 - one of which is dairy intolerant, and a hubby who is dairy intolerant.

Coconut, pseudoephedrine, lidocaine with epinephrine, sulfa and penicillin allergies for several years

Gluten, dairy and wheat intolerant since July 2007, soy intolerant since October 2008.

Be kind, for everyone you speak to is fighting their own battles.

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Where are you traveling? I just got back from Europe, where they are WAY ahead of us on the gluten thing. To my surprise and delight, Spain was especially on top of it. I found 2 different brands of gluten-free croissants, umpteen different gluten-free breads, pastas, cookies, pastries, you name it, they had it!

I am planning to visit my parents who live in Belarus (ex-USSR, small country in Eastern Europe). I will be there for 3 weeks in May and will stay with my parents and with my parents-in-law. I will not even attempt to go out to a restaurant. Unfortunately Belarus / Russia is a nightmare for celiacs, nobody knows about this disease there at all and of course no special gluten-free products for celiacs are available. So I know I will be glutened, at least by cross-contamination. I am not sure how supportive my parents will be, they didn't see how sick I was / still am.

I got diagnosed only in the end of January and this is my second month of being gluten-free and all is not well. But it looks like I have to go Belarus, I haven't been there for almost 2 years. I will open a new topic closer to end of April / May. So far I am planning to take a lot of food with me. So if there is some drug that might mask symptoms, I am willing to try it.


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Dairy Free / Gluten Free / Soy Free / Corn Free / Mostly Nut Free / Legumes Free

Low histamine / amine / glutamate diet

Restricted animal protein diet

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Can anyone advise if they have tried the product by NOW called Gluten Digest? It claims you can eat gluten and this will break it down for you due to the enzymes in it. I read some of the latest reseach on a similiar product that has not been tried on humans yet. Thanks in advance for any input.

My family has 3 celiac members..me the mom for 21 years..my son is 20 and my daughter is 13. of which we all have had celiac more than 10 years. We bought the Gluten Digest pills after we seen the article,,EAT WHEAT....AND BE MERRY well we are merry,,we have been eating everything from pizza hut pizza to dunkin donuts,, I of all people get serious pain in the belly and I can not lift my head when I get gluten in my system,,,seems to be digesting,,,My son is more sensitive He usually feels like he had been hit by a bus when he is contaminated But,,he is at collage taking finals and EATING all the gluten he can inhale,,,He is in his glory,,He says the worst thing is, he will know if it does not work very quick,,,and we have ate everything since March 4th,, no problems,,we are having Lasagna for super with garlic bread, Hey the stuff crust pizza didn't hurt,,

Another thing that happens to me always when I get contaminated is that I get mouth ulcers,,,NO mouth ulcers,,This product is breaking the gluten down so fast it is giving us sugar rushes though,,The Doctor that came into the post office the other day said to Drink plenty of water so you do not have to much sugar in your system, He says if is not a diabetes problem ,,cause the intestine is the digestive not the pancreas. Good luck with this new product NOW,,,I really want to know what everyone else is doing with it,,, two members of our church is going to buy it this week also,,,, HYPED up on Gluten,,,can't believe I have not had so many things in 21 years,,

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This post number 9 writer is a new member and havent posted before. I think she is from the company trying to mislead people into buying that product that will mistake people into digesting gluten.

i'm not trying to convince anyone into trying this Now product, I just wanted to respond to the question, Has anyone tryed this product,,I talked to a Doctor about this pill and how it does digest,,He says they had a Precription drug out like it for the past two years? I did not know anything about it,,,I guess no one really wanted my opinion, even though they asked if NOW worked,,,,Sorry I wrote,,Enjoying Gluten though after 21 years,,,,

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So I am still wondering, has anyone tried the Gluten Digest pill or the Gluten Ease. The Gluten Ease is being sold in the Gluten Free part of the Store. I told you the pharmacist said it was going to do the job. Well I had blood work done this week and after being on Gluten Digest for 3 weeks all my blood work is Awesome, She even checked my Glidian Levels. Wanting to know if anyone else has tried it? My collage kid and my 13 year old is having the time of their life with NEW found foods they never ate before.

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So I am still wondering, has anyone tried the Gluten Digest pill or the Gluten Ease. The Gluten Ease is being sold in the Gluten Free part of the Store. I told you the pharmacist said it was going to do the job. Well I had blood work done this week and after being on Gluten Digest for 3 weeks all my blood work is Awesome, She even checked my Glidian Levels. Wanting to know if anyone else has tried it? My collage kid and my 13 year old is having the time of their life with NEW found foods they never ate before.

With all due respect, I think you are deluding yourself and subjecting your children to unnecessary risks.

Best of luck to you.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Well I had blood work done this week and after being on Gluten Digest for 3 weeks all my blood work is Awesome, She even checked my Glidian Levels.

It generally takes much longer than 3 weeks for gluten antibodies to show up on bloodwork. By the time the bloodwork does register, you may have already done significant damage to your gut. I'll let you be the guinea pig on this one. :)


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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So I am still wondering, has anyone tried the Gluten Digest pill or the Gluten Ease. The Gluten Ease is being sold in the Gluten Free part of the Store. I told you the pharmacist said it was going to do the job. Well I had blood work done this week and after being on Gluten Digest for 3 weeks all my blood work is Awesome, She even checked my Glidian Levels. Wanting to know if anyone else has tried it? My collage kid and my 13 year old is having the time of their life with NEW found foods they never ate before.

I actually got some of the Gluten Ease for my DH. I thought since he was always taking risks it might be a good idea. I really regret doing it now and there is no way to turn the clock back. It did seem to help his GI issues a little bit but does absolutely nothing for the neuro ones. I suspect that it may help with GI issues to a small amount but it does seems to do nothing for the autoimmune response that is attacking his brain. I will never touch it myself or reccommend it to others. The label on the gluten ease clearly states that it is not for treatment of celiac disease. You should listen to the label.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"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

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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We've used the DPP-IV enzymes but in a different brand. I got the Houston Enzymes Trienza brand, and it does help somewhat in a cross-contamination situation. But I can tell it doesn't break down gluten 100%. I think there is some merit to this product when used for the occasional situation when you know you will probably be glutened and there is no escaping it because you are at Aunt Lulu's house for Easter and she ASSURES you everything is gluten free as she wipes the flour off her hands. I think it will help minimize the reaction in a situation like that. But I wouldn't purposely eat gluten with it if you know for a fact that you are a celiac. Maybe if you are not a celiac and simply have a leaky gut situation going on, then yes. It will break it down somewhat and that may be enough for you. But if you are a celiac, it only takes a minute amount to bring about a reaction, and DPP-IV isn't enough, in my opinion.

I think it's a great thing for dairy, though, for those who know they can't eat gluten, and dairy is also a problem secondary to the gluten. My daughter can eat dairy with those enzymes, and that's a great thing for her. If she eats dairy without the enzymes, she gets a nasty rash. But celiacs, beware the miracle cure! But for other food intolerances secondary to gluten, yes, give it a try.

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I found this on the CeliacChicks website:

You know it's not our style to rain on anyone's parade, but we were concerned that this information might mislead someone. I didn't know whether to just ignore it, or to bring it to your attention, so I ran it by Dr. Peter Green at the Columbia University Celiac Disease Center and these were his comments:

"This advertisement is misleading. There are currently no rigorously tested enzymes on the market that digest all ingested gluten. There is currently considerable expenditure on the development of enzymes that digest the usually very resistant gluten molecules. Unlike lactose that requires just enough lactase to eliminate enough lactose to let people be comfortable, gluten needs to be fully digested. The enzymes need to be tested in the test tube, on animal models, and in humans. The enzymes have to be proven safe and very effective. This drug development is very expensive. The investors in the development of these drugs will need to recoup their investments so the drugs will not be available OTC. They will be prescription drugs. In addition, the ad states that there is amylase activity. That is irrelevant because amylase is a carbohydrate with nothing to do with gluten. This ad is misleading and should be challenged."

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Can anyone advise if they have tried the product by NOW called Gluten Digest? It claims you can eat gluten and this will break it down for you due to the enzymes in it. I read some of the latest reseach on a similiar product that has not been tried on humans yet. Thanks in advance for any input.

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thanks for that last post. The post about the neuro is the one that sealed the deal for me--we can deal with bathroom visits, but the neuro problems during school months are just not worth it.

for the bathroom problems, we just use L-glutamine, a simple amino acid found at the drug store

I'm dreading a trip to NYC with my daughter in February, I'm going to have to do some heavy duty research before we take off with her school orchestra. We both need to be gluten-free and I already saw on the itinerary there will be a pizza night--oh, what joy. :rolleyes:

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