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Any Recent Users Of Gluten Defense Or Glutenease?

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My health food store carries a product called Gluten Defense - an enzyme that enables your body to break down traces of gluten accidentally ingested. Usually I do not buy into this type of thing but as I am soon going to Italy and Croatia I wonder whether it is legitimate to take only when a meal is suspect (i.e. lost in translation in Croatia especially, even with restaurant cards). Is this a ploy or marketing gimmick?

It is clearly not intended to be used so you can eat gluten. There is no chance I would even remotely consider that, either. I have been accidentally glutened by hidden gluten in a gluten-free product and did not know it as I had absolutely no reaction. Would it even help in that situation? Is it more to treat symptoms or the internal damage caused?

Has anyone here actually tried this stuff? Comments? Just curious. Inquiring minds want to know! :P


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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I bought it.. and I haven't had a reason to try it.. and I am too scared to experiment. :unsure: If I do... I'll yell. :o


Anemia and IBS through my life

2005 Joint pain, exhaustion, general feeling of not being well 2006 Beginning of testing for everything but Celiac 2008 Bloating, more muscle stiffness, feeling sicker, more exhausted-testing 'normal' 2010 March insides begin to shut down, cough that won't go away 2010 June Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, biopsy - all show no problems

Self diagnosed gluten intolerant - went gluten free. Within 3 days feeling better.

After 5 days - insides began to move

Now - feel better than I have felt for 15 years (except when I gluten myself.. which I'm good at)

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