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Hi there, I just noticed my iron supplement contains Iron Polymaltose. This is derived from both iron and Maltol. Maltol is obtained from roasted malt. ROASTED MALT 😨. Soooo a person goes to the doctors, is diagnosed with Celiac and as part of the treatment plan is prescribed an iron supplement that contains Maltol, an extract from malt, to help raise their iron levels? These doctors are killing us. Anyway please be careful and read all labelling carefully. I only noticed this myself as I kept getting bloating and skin rashes after taking my iron supplement only to find out it contains polymaltose a derivative of Maltol. Also I really had to go digging to find out how polymaltose is derived. I FINALLY stumbled, after much effort, across a site that says it comes from Maltol, which in turn comes from roasted malt. Talk about futher igniting the fire. Anyway here is the link that shows iron polymaltose is obtained from iron and maltol. info. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/548571_2 Here is the link showing Maltol is obtained from roasted malt. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltol
davenbacker posted a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsHi everyone, I'm pretty new here, but I wanted to share... my wife has been suggesting I try garlic pills as an herbal antibiotic to help with SIBO. I've been staying away from them for fear of gluten (most of these herbal supplements are manufactured in shared facilities at least). Well, this weekend she finally found a bottle of Nature's Plus "GarLite" garlic pills labeled "gluten free". I read the label carefully, and it all looked safe. Yay, right? So I tried one on Saturday, and about 4 hours later my usual gluten symptoms started (running to the bathroom, foggy brained, extra tired...). Usually it would only be 1-2 hours, but I'm guessing the extra time was the capsule dissolving. I hadn't eaten any other new foods, so I was pretty sure it was the pill. But... we had an EZ Gluten test just for this kind of occasion. I tested another pill from the same bottle last night, and it came out positive! I'm not officially diagnosed, so the silver lining here is that I'm more confident I'm right about gluten specifically being my problem... my gut is apparently a very sensitive gluten detector. Note... the EZ Gluten test is good to 10ppm, while I guess labeling requirements are 20ppm. So there's a chance that the supplement is under the legal requirements for a gluten free label (but I didn't expect I'd be that sensitive that less than 20ppm in a little pill would make me sick, so I suspect it has more than 20ppm). I've also found another post where somebody found a Nature's Plus multivitamin with barley grass labeled gluten-free! Anyway, I think it would be best to stay away from Nature's Plus supplements. I sent them a message to ask about their manufacturing and testing practices and to let them know. Hopefully they'll take steps to fix their labeling or their manufacturing. I'll update this thread if they respond. Best, Dave (Edit edit: I tried reposting in the right forum, but that one got deleted. Sorry for putting this in the wrong place!)