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G2 Low Calorie Gatorade

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This is my first post and I have been gluten free for about a month now. The changes have been unbelievable, lower anxiety, headaches gone, dizzyness gone, bloating, well you get the picture. So I was surprised that I got really dizzy after drinking a low cal G2 drink considering it is listed gluten free on their website. My question is that sucrose is used as the artificial sweetener and this is listed as the ingredients of sucrose for gatorade's website: "Sucrose is a type of sugar. Sucralose is a no-calorie artificial sweetener. Like many no- and low-calorie sweeteners, sucralose contains a very small amount of common food ingredients, e.g., dextrose and/or maltodextrin, for volume. Because the amount of these ingredients is so small, it still has an insignificant calorie value per serving and meets FDA's standards for "no calorie" sweeteners."

Do you think this could have caused my reaction? Thanks in advance.

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Welcome! Both dextrose and maltodextrin are safe to consume on a gluten-free diet. However, some people do have problems with artificial sweeteners. I simply don't like the taste of artificial sweeteners...or I should say, the after taste.

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I had a similar reaction when I drank a G2 gatorade about a year ago, I also had some sharp abdominal pains with the light-headedness. I have never had a problem after drinking regular Gatorade. I think that I must of reacted to the artificial sweetener. I do not think it was a gluten reaction because I did not have prolonged symptoms (stiffness, fever, fatigue, etc) which I do after being exposed to gluten. I'm interested to see if anyone else has had a problem with this product.

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I do OK with some artificial sugars. The ones they put in candy, not the sucralose, give me horrible stomach pains. My 18 yr old who has problems with aspartame ( stomach pains) in diet sodas is fine with the sugar alcohol in the sugar free chocolates& jelly beans. My 15 yr old can eat almost any sweetener, but a lot of high fructose corn syrup on an empty stomach hurts.

I guess we are all different.

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Thanks everyone. I really feel like a kid learning how and what to eat all over again. I have found a couple of foods besides gluten that don't sit well with me, so I will add sucrose to my list. Now that my stomach is settled down I can tell much easier if something doesn't sit well compared to constantly having abdominal issues and not being able to pinpoint what caused it.

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