Hey, everyone :D I'm new, and I wanted to let everyone in on this cool thing I found. I have a parasympathetic nervous system disorder that has caused my IBS, along with a liver disorder. For this reason, my doctor has cut gluten from my diet to try to help out my digestive system.
I was in the health food store the other day buying gluten-free waffels, and I found thes pills. They're called GlutenEase, and they're like Lactaid, but for people with gluten and caisen allergies.
I found a website where you can buy them if they aren't sold at your local health food store. They work pretty well! I haven't tried them with large amounts of gluten, and I'm specifically allergic to wheat gluten. They've worked good for things like a sandwhich, or a cookie. Of course, I don't eat tons of gluten or anything, but it's nice to know that i can take a pill, go out to eat, and not have to worry abut contamination anymore.
Here's the website:
They also have other pills, for corn, milk, and other allergies. They sell vitamins and supplements for everyday use and detox. If anyone needs to do a detox, by the way, the Lypo Gold works very well!
I hope someone can benefit from this. Thanks for letting me share!
I would recommend doing your research before believing things like this. First off, "people with gluten and caisen allergies" WILL NOT be helped by any product out there. If these people have true allergies then lactaid pills or anything else of that sort will not help then. However, if the person has a lactose intolerance (not an allergy), then lactaid pills may help them. If you are truely ALLERGIC to wheat gluten, then these pills you mention will give you no benefit. You are experiencing the placebo effect. However, if you have a gluten intolerance, I can not say for sure that the pills won't help you.
There are no pills to help any kind of food allergy. These are scams.
I second that an allergy is when your body sees a specific allergen like gluten, casein, egg proteins, pollen, animals, etc and attacks it. When someone uses an antihistamine, the drug tries to stop the process that causes the symptoms- like itchy eyes and sneezing for pollen. It doesn't stop them from being allergic to pollen though.
These drugs are meant for people who are only slightly intolerant to things. I'm lactose intolerant. Give me something with the right bacteria in it, like yogurt and I can eat it fine. Give me cheese cake and I want to die. This is what the lactaid is for. My friend is EXTREMELY allergic to casein, a dairy protein. If someone cuts a slice of cheese and then uses that knive to cut his sandwich he will get extremely ill. No amount of lactaid will prevent this. So I'm assuming that something for gluten intolerance that is supposed to work like lactaid wouldn't work on a gluten allergy.
If you have a true gluten allergy please don't use this, it could help cover up the symptoms but the damage will still be there. If you are significantly gluten intolerant you also need to be careful. I know the appeal to eat normal foods but trying to eat like a regular kid will only harm you in the long run.
I agree with the above posts. I was under the impression that those pills were meant for ACCIDENTAL ingestion of gluten or casein, not intentional. Intentionally ingesting gluten and casein when you know your body can't handle it will continue to harm your health. Also, you don't have to have Celiac to have gluten intolerance. Autoimmune illnesses and IBS are just two examples. I have a skin autoimmune illness that I know those pills would do nothing for. I know, because the steroid ointments for eczema didn't even work. The ONLY thing that works is to steer clear of all gluten and dairy.
Oh, I didn't think anyone was jumping on me! I'm really sorry if that's how you took this!
I'm just making sure people understand what I meant. I understand I wrote this post out weird... These pills aren't meant for serious allergies. They're meant to help regulate you so, over time, you can worry a little less about what you eat.
In view of all the responses to EmmyJN, I decided to add my two cents!
May I suggest to all, taking a closer look into the world of enzymes.
(As the supplement discussed, is a propietary enzymic blend designed to break down gluten or casein and NOT to relieve Celiac Disease symptoms)
Consider taking a free online tutorial.
Being members of the IBS Community, you will be able to
critique in a more educated way, offer unbiased and objective information,
and thus make a truly positive contribution in this forum.
The role of enzymes in digestive and metabolic functions is of vital importance. I believe that anyone who wants to improve or to help, guide
and support other IBS sufferers, should have a good understanding
of this subject.
The product Emmy referred to and used is fine and intended exactly the way she explained it. It is designed for casein and or gluten intolerance,
specially in cases when the villi in the small intestine is damaged.
The was no reference to treating Celiac Disease.
I am in no way endorsing any product or "taking sides".
I'm merely stating what "is".
Use your Energy wisely, set your Intentions always for the best outcome possible, and let your Soul and Spirit Soar!
In her first post, EmmyJN said "for people with gluten and caisen allergies". I have researched emzymes throughly and I think enzymes can be helpful, but they will not help someone with true allergies.
Also in regards to celiac disease, from my research you can have a gluten intolerance, but not have celiac disease. However if you have damage to the villi in your small intestine and you have a gluten intolerance, that is celiac disease. You cannot have damage to the villi in your small intestine and a gluten intolerance, and not have celiac disease.
I think what I and the other people were concerned with, was less about the product and what the product could be helpful for, but that EmmyJN thought that this could help her allergies. Allergies are completely different processes than intolerances, and thus, they need to be treated differently.
The key word in my post is "intended".
Some people may use "allergy" and "intolerance" interchangeably
without knowing the difference. You are very observant. My suggestion for getting more informed on Enzymes was general and for the benefit of all.
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