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Warning About Puritans Pride

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I had always used this brand in the past because they are very affordable.

I have a whole new set of vitamins now that are gluten free

but stupid me, yesterday was like "Maybe Ill try and use these old ones up"

I looked at the ingrediants and didn't see anything to worry about

and took three pills.

Within 4 hours I could tell I'd been glutened!

These vitamins are bad news. I wonder if because they are so cheap they have filler

ingrediants. It sucks because I have bottles of them. :(

Just a warning, although Im sure you guys don't need it as you are probably

more careful than silly me.

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I had always used this brand in the past because they are very affordable.

I have a whole new set of vitamins now that are gluten free

but stupid me, yesterday was like "Maybe Ill try and use these old ones up"

I looked at the ingrediants and didn't see anything to worry about

and took three pills.

Within 4 hours I could tell I'd been glutened!

These vitamins are bad news. I wonder if because they are so cheap they have filler

ingrediants. It sucks because I have bottles of them. :(

Just a warning, although Im sure you guys don't need it as you are probably

more careful than silly me.

I went to their website and found nothing. I got the feeling they were more interested in selling me something than informing me about what they wanted me to buy. That being said, a google search turned up a post on another forum that said their online help (that I didn't see but could have missed) would look up anything for you, so you might try that before you throw out what you have.

Hope you feel better soon.


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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We have a Puritan Pride Outlet Center just a few miles away and there are very few vitamins that I found that state gluten free, and even those contain barley grasses. I do not trust barely grasses, I don't care how many people will tell us they are safe, I will not trust them. One vitamin they listed as gluten free, stated a gluten in the ingredients, I called the company on it, they told me, "It does not contain enough gluten for us to justify calling it gluten!" I told them it wasn't up to them to tell me how much is too much! I will not purchase their vitamins, even though at the outlet stores the vitamins sell--buy one, get 2 free. The risk is just too high!


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We have a Puritan Pride Outlet Center just a few miles away and there are very few vitamins that I found that state gluten free, and even those contain barley grasses. I do not trust barely grasses, I don't care how many people will tell us they are safe, I will not trust them. One vitamin they listed as gluten free, stated a gluten in the ingredients, I called the company on it, they told me, "It does not contain enough gluten for us to justify calling it gluten!" I told them it wasn't up to them to tell me how much is too much! I will not purchase their vitamins, even though at the outlet stores the vitamins sell--buy one, get 2 free. The risk is just too high!

*sigh*

<_<

I knew they were bad news.

I really worry that they have things that aren't on the ingrediants list.

I should have known better. Oh well, lesson learned!

I'm sure I'll be doing better by tomorrow.

I'm giving everything I have from their company away.

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Puritan's Pride used to be gluten free (or said so on their label) but a few

years ago we re-ordered and noticed that the "gluten free" was gone from

the label. I phoned them and never got a satisfactory answer from them and had to

stop purchasing their products. We then switched to Freeda vitamins (mail order

pricey but reliably gluten free).


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Puritan's Pride used to be gluten free (or said so on their label) but a few

years ago we re-ordered and noticed that the "gluten free" was gone from

the label. I phoned them and never got a satisfactory answer from them and had to

stop purchasing their products. We then switched to Freeda vitamins (mail order

pricey but reliably gluten free).

Wow. How sad. Ive never heard of a company going from gluten free options to NONE. :angry:

I really don't want to do business with them anymore. I may continue to pick up a few things there

(other than their name brand, they do have some gluten free fiber supplements I like by the Yerba Prima

brand)

Not relating to celiac but another thing I noticed about them I really don't like is how stupid they seem

to think their customers are.

For example, they are having a big, buy one, get one free and buy two get three free sale right now.

Advertising it all over the place, so Im like wow good deal and go look. Its SUCH a rip off.

The coconut oil I normally bought from them costs five something.

To get TWO in their buy one get one free sale it costs ELEVEN something bucks!

How the #^&@# is it buy one get one free when they DOUBLE the price of the ONE?

Its really an insult to my intelligence.

Im going to do all my shopping at vitacost.com from now on. Much better site and they have actually

answered any gluten inquiries Ive had timely and kindly with concern.

Screw you PP!

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