Many popular probiotics may contain traces of gluten

TIME reported that a study presented at Digestive and Disease Week “reveals that many popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, which is worrying for people who may have allergies.” For the study, “researchers at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center analyzed 22 popular, high-selling probiotics and found that more than half of them (55%) contained gluten.”

HealthDay reported, “Two of the probiotics with gluten-free labels did not meet FDA standards for being gluten-free, the investigators found.”

These findings were presented at a medical conference. They should be considered preliminary as they have not yet undergone the “peer review” process, in which outside experts scrutinize the data prior to publication in a medical journal.

2 thoughts on “Many popular probiotics may contain traces of gluten

  • Shawna Smith

    Speaking of allergies. If you tested as Epipen allergic to 6 out of 13 different molds and are at the maintenance phase of allergy shots, is it normal to develop bronchitis and severe asthma attacks 2 times in 3 months? Is there any truth to the rumor that there are molds in the Gulf Coast Region that can’t be tested for because they haven’t been tested approved by the USDA for testing or shots? If you live in the Gulf Coast and have a large number of serious allergies to mold and mild allergies to a couple of trees and a weed would it be intelligent to move somewhere dryer and and at higher altitude? This is all hypothetical, of course. Hubby and I value your opinion.

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