You may of heard about a new supplementary product called GluteGuard a new article published in Celiac.org aims to clear up some confusion about who can use it and what it does.
“The good news is that the drug, GluteGuard, has shown some early promise in treating mild gluten intolerance randomized human trials. The drug is also currently available in UK and Australia, as a “complementary medicine,” a category does not require any proof that it actually works.”
“The bad news is that the drug is not designed for people with celiac disease, and even the company that makes the drug has concerns about exaggerated reports of how widely it can be used.”
The maker, Glutagen, claims only that it can ease the discomfort of those with milder reactions to the gluten. So, basically, if you don’t have celiac disease, but feel intestinal discomfort after eating gluten, then this product might be helpful for you. That’s not much of a promise, and certainly not one that would work for people with celiac disease or other medical sensitivities to gluten.
In this video Professor Cornell (PhD, FRACI) (on the website it lists his impressive background) discusses the benefits of using GluteGuard and how it works.
The company recently sought to clarify confusion among people with celiac disease by issuing a statement that reads in part: “The manufacturer of GluteGuard, Glutagen, advises the supplement is not a treatment or cure for coeliac disease and it is essential that people with coeliac disease maintain a strict gluten free diet.”