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Are My Supplements Safe?

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I am taking quite a few Metagenics supplements and am confused about their label. It says they are are formulated to exclude: wheat, gluten, corn protein, soy, nuts, tree nuts, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Yet there is a statement in the bottles that say "This product is produced in a facility that produces products containing soy, dairy, fish and crustacean shellfish". I have an inquiry in to the company but am interested in hearing if others have had luck with their products.

I have a probiotic from Sedona Labs that says the product doesn not contain milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat (gluten), peanuts or soybeans. It says some strains are fermented in soy and/or milk. It goes on state that processing eliminates any soy and/or milk residue.

I am wondering if these products are safe. I need to avoid gluten, dairy, soy and eggs. It seems that corn also bothers me but I haven't been tested for that yet. It is essentiall that I take calcium and vitamin d3. I am taking the probiotics as I have a lot of bad bacteria in my gut and am trying to force them out with good bacteria.

I need to start taking a multivitamin/mineral supplement and was hoping to use Metagenics. My doctor said multivitamin/mineral substances are often hard on the stomach so wanted me to stay off them for a while since I am having such stomach issues. I feel I am so malnourished since I'm not aborbing enough nutrients so I feel it is crucial that I start multivitamin/mineral supplements soon.

I see my doctor again next week but just don't seem to be getting anywhere. I made an inquiry at Mayo Clinic about seeing a GI specialist there. He would need to review my medical records first and then it would take a couple months to get an appointment.

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I found my own answer from Metagenics. It took them a while to respond to my inquiry. This is what I found out.

"Metagenics products are produce in a triple GMP (Good Manufacturing

Practices) facility that follows strict allergen separation guidelines.

While the FDA mandates manufacturers lists allergen statements on

product labels, there is no concern with respect to cross contamination

in our facility as those allergens that you listed are produced on

different machinery in separate parts of our manufacturing facility."

I find this news great. My doctor carries that brand. Only problem is that my system is so sensitive that I react quite severly to a lot of the supplements. Just keep trying different ones to find help for my insomnia and anxiety. I hope to get my vitamin and mineral levels tested. Did that 1/2 years ago. I'm guessing a lot of my levels are even lower now since I haven't know about the gluten intolerance for real long.

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