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Iron Supplements - Polymaltose Complex - gluten-free?

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Hi I was prescribed iron supplement in a syrup form (Ferrum Hausmann) and the composition says that it contains hydroxide polymaltose complex. It's the polymaltose that has raised my eyebrows... I spoke to the manufacturer (they only put me through to the marketing dpt) and the guy there said that it was gluten-free but did he really know what he was talking about (he was based in Singapore I think).

Anyone here taking the same or knows if this polymaltose is indeed gluten-free?

Thanks!!

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On 3/27/2009 at 1:09 AM, GFmonkeii said:

Hi I was prescribed iron supplement in a syrup form (Ferrum Hausmann) and the composition says that it contains hydroxide polymaltose complex. It's the polymaltose that has raised my eyebrows... I spoke to the manufacturer (they only put me through to the marketing dpt) and the guy there said that it was gluten-free but did he really know what he was talking about (he was based in Singapore I think).

 

Anyone here taking the same or knows if this polymaltose is indeed gluten-free?

 

Thanks!!

Hi there, I know this has been awhile but... Yes your blood tonic contains maltol. Iron polymaltose is obtained from both Iron and Maltol. Maltol is obtained from roasted malt. So yes avoid it. 

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6 hours ago, MissT said:

Hi there, I know this has been awhile but... Yes your blood tonic contains maltol. Iron polymaltose is obtained from both Iron and Maltol. Maltol is obtained from roasted malt. So yes avoid it. 

No, Maltol is safe per the University of Chicago’s celiac center (page 32):

https://www.cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/Jump-Start-Your-Gluten-Free-Diet-July-2013.pdf

 

 

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