For a celiac, the switch from gluten-ous to gluten-free is supposed to be one that maximizes health. It is supposed to bring an end to the unexplainable ailments and years of suffering. But the new diet isn’t always the beacon of wellness it appears to be. The removal of gluten often removes several key nutrients as well. As a result, most celiacs are forced to take a vitamin, or two, to stave off deficiency. But even that can be difficult, for gluten lurks in vitamins, too, and while many companies claim to be gluten-free, a claim isn’t always truth.
Is there a way, then, for the consumer to be sure?
Yes. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) works to identify products that are truly gluten-free, by setting standards that are stricter than the government’s. No item can receive certification if it contains more than 10ppm gluten – a regulation twice that of the FDA’s – and field inspections ensure that once certification has occurred, the manufacturer doesn’t change his ways. So if a celiac can find a GFCO certified product, he knows he’s safe.
As luck would have it, LuckyVitamin.com happens to have one such product-line: Country Life. The company has been around since 1971, working to give consumers products that make self-care and self-improvement possible. Last week, the GFCO announced that Country Life had received the organization’s official stamp of approval, making it the first and only vitamin manufacturer to be certified gluten-free.
Simplifies the selection process a bit, doesn’t it?
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