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I have been taking these for a while now. On paper, they seem like a good idea to me vis a vis Centrum type ordinary vitamin/mineral supplements. There's a veritable plethora of vitamins, minerals, plant & fruit extracts, enzymes, and a kitchen sink, I think. Of course products such as these are more expensive than regular vitamins. I just got some at Sprouts (where they are always 30% off). I calculate $0.55 a day, about 16-$17 a month. Here's a review I found at random from googling Alive.

http://www.naturalnews.com/001535.html

Some of the Alive products say gluten-free, or wheat free, but my particular ones do not. Reading the ingredients of several though, I can't see any difference. The only thing I see that could be an offender is barley grass and wheat grass. By themselves, they are gluten-free. However, they are on the "not recommended" list (on this site) because they could contain seeds.

I emailed Natures Way and got this response:

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Dear Valued Customer

Thank you for contacting Nature

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I have been taking these for a while now. On paper, they seem like a good idea to me vis a vis Centrum type ordinary vitamin/mineral supplements. There's a veritable plethora of vitamins, minerals, plant & fruit extracts, enzymes, and a kitchen sink, I think. Of course products such as these are more expensive than regular vitamins. I just got some at Sprouts (where they are always 30% off). I calculate $0.55 a day, about 16-$17 a month. Here's a review I found at random from googling Alive.

http://www.naturalnews.com/001535.html

Some of the Alive products say gluten-free, or wheat free, but my particular ones do not. Reading the ingredients of several though, I can't see any difference. The only thing I see that could be an offender is barley grass and wheat grass. By themselves, they are gluten-free. However, they are on the "not recommended" list (on this site) because they could contain seeds.

I emailed Natures Way and got this response:

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Dear Valued Customer

Thank you for contacting Nature

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I made a new inquiry and received a response within a few hours, which stated:

Thank you for contacting Natures Way a Schwabe North America company. It is great to see that you are taking a healthy approach to healthy living. I see you are interested in knowing if our Alive product contains gluten.

Our Alive product is under the allowable amount to be considered gluten free; however, there may be trace amounts of gluten from the wheat grass in Green Foods Blend. Many consumers with gluten intolerance are able to use this product.

Nature

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With wheat and barley grass in these I wouldn't touch them. I would also personally avoid the 'Gluten Defense' product.

I always wonder about people who have only one post and it is to tell us a certain product is great for us and advise us to buy it. Especially when they are reviving a thread that is a couple years old. That's just me though.

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Just received this reply from Nature's Way (in part):

From the guidelines set by the Food & Drug Administration and the World Health Organization, the Alive! product line is gluten free (<20 ppm) with the exceptions of: Alive! Once Daily Men

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Just received this reply from Nature's Way (in part):

From the guidelines set by the Food & Drug Administration and the World Health Organization, the Alive! product line is gluten free (<20 ppm) with the exceptions of: Alive! Once Daily Men

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