STARCH GLYCOLATE (SSG)
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
"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."
"Tips from a pharmacist pdf https://www.google.com/search?q=SODIUM+STARCH+GLYCOLATE+celiac&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
"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." http://www.livestrong.com/article/127791-sodium-starch-glycolate/
See our page on Celiac
Disease for more information. Also see Digestion,
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I am seeing more and more research that is connecting
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