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This ingredient may be found in ice cream, pharmaceutical drugs, processed foods and bakery items. It is often derived from wheat and is a gluten product. It can be made from rice or potatoes and then it is not a gluten product.

1. "How Is Gluten Hidden In Medications? In prescription and over-the-counter medicines, fillers (also called "inactive ingredients" or "excipients") are added to the active drug. Fillers provide shape and bulk for tablets and capsules, aid in water absorption (helping the tablet to disintegrate), and serve other purposes as well. Fillers can be derived from any starch source, including corn, potatoes, tapioca and wheat."

2. "Tips from a pharmacist pdf

2. "Sodium starch glycolate, or SSG, is a common ingredient in many pharmaceutical pills, although it is not a medicine. SSG is the sodium salt of a carboxymethyl ether of starch. It is commonly used as a rapid disintegrant, a chemical that promotes the rapid distingetration and immediate release of orally administered drugs. It coats the pills keeping the medicine in, but releases the medicine rapidly upon contact with water."


See our page on Celiac Disease for more information. Also see Digestion, digestion is becoming a bigger issue mentioned by doctors and scientist, best illustrated with Dr. Hyman's statement, "heal the gut heal the mind." I am seeing more and more research that is connecting digestion to every disease from celiac to cancer.

See my story with Celiac disease

A major part of proper digestion is to eliminate excitotoxins.

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