Ah Gluten Cutter, where have you been all my life, some might ask. A pill that masks symptoms instead of solving problems, where have I heard that before? A pill that offers people a false sense of security to eat whatever they’d like, without consequence. If something sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.
Gluten Cutter claims that they are a digestive aid which helps digest ‘gluten’ containing foods. It is formulated with GCX50, “an advanced proprietary blend of enzymes that ‘specifically target and break down gluten’ to properly digest gluten-containing food.” They claim that if you take Gluten Cutter before you eat gluten foods, you can have the “freedom” to eat whatever you like.
Only gluten cutter is formulated with gcx50, an advanced proprietary blend of enzymes that specifically target and break down gluten to properly digest gluten containing food. Gluten cutter can provide individuals with the freedom to enjoy the foods they love without having to deprive themselves or worry about the effects of gluten. It may also be used by those looking to remain on a gluten free diet. Simply take gluten cutter right before you begin eating gluten containing food.
How can this product promise this? Where are all the scientific tests and studies proving this has beneficial affects? Why are there no warnings of the possible danger this product may cause? This product has not been tested, nor has it been certified by any reputable source.
According to Gluten Freedom, a new book released by Dr. Alessio Fasano, world renown expert on Celiac Disease and Gluten Disorders, states, “Although a majority of people can tolerate and safely eliminate gluten, no one is able to completely digest it…. The proteins are not completely metabolized by the intestine.”
So, now we know there cannot be a ‘digestive aid’ to help ‘digest gluten’, because gluten cannot be digested fully. But, there are enzymes: plant, animal & human based, which naturally aid in helping the body deal with the bad reactions caused from eating food your body doesn’t like.
These bad reactions are early warning signs and ignoring them, pretending it’s ok to eat what you want, may lead to a worse diagnosis down the road.
Let’s breakdown the Gluten Cutter ingredients & enzymes. Enzymes help cells change one thing into another. An example would be, an enzyme changing starch into sugar.
According to HowStuffWorks.com,
Enzymes have extremely interesting properties that make them little chemical-reaction machines. The purpose of an enzyme in a cell is to allow the cell to carry out chemical reactions very quickly.These reactions allow the cell to build things or take things apart as needed. An enzyme acts as a very efficient catalyst for a specific chemical reaction. The enzyme speeds that reaction up tremendously.
All the enzymes used in Gluten Cutter have had minimal testing and should be taken under advisement by a doctor. The only warning on label is: “If you have Celiac Disease, use only under your physician’s supervision.”
Their fine print states, “The statements and products shown on this website have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” Yet they offer their customers the, “freedom to enjoy the foods they love without the worry.”
There should be warnings on the package:
-Having more enzymes than our body needs can lead to pancreatic damage or cancer
– Some ingredients may interact badly with medications or spike blood sugar in the case of diabetics.
– Cellulase can build up in the esophagus, stomach, or intestines of susceptible individuals.
– The ingredients have not been thoroughly tested so use at your own risk, potential side effects not known.
You don’t have to be diagnosed with Celiac Disease to cause damage to your body when eating gluten. When your body is telling you not to eat something and you do it anyway, your body will react, noticeably or not.
The problem is, this product can become a crutch, enzymes can only do so much. One of the comments said, “I can finally eat real food”. ‘Real’ food is just that, real food! Fresh fruit n veggies, whole meats, fish, legumes, nuts.
If it comes in a box, doesn’t have an expiration date, or you can drive your car through it, it’s probably not ‘real’ food, considering the picture below.
I think of my Celiac Disease “not as an unhealthy response to a healthy food, but as a healthy response to an unhealthy food” ~Sayer Ji
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