Kids Going Gluten Free Are Highly Susceptible to Cross Contamination
Exposure to gluten at school, in social situations, & from uneducated family members is common…
It is not uncommon for children to complain about digestive and intestinal issues even after going on a gluten free diet. In my clinical experience some of the most common reasons for this have to do with perpetual hidden gluten exposure, and pre-existing damage to the intestine, liver, gall bladder, and pancreas from years of prior gluten exposure. For these children, digestive enzyme support can mean the difference between recovering or not. Digestive enzyme support can have a huge impact on gluten free health maintenance. The reason why? – digestive enzymes can facilitate the digestion and absorption process thus allowing the body to start receiving nutrients. The following diagram demonstrates where many going gluten free get stuck:
For many children, the original gut damage is gluten induced, but unfortunately, removing gluten doesn’t always lead to full recovery. The damaged gut can have difficulty producing digestive enzymes which in turn leads to digestive and absorption problems. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies of vitamins and minerals. Because vitamins and minerals are essential in the healing process, a deficiency due to poor digestion can dramatically slow down the healing process.
Two Factors That Will Prevent Gut Recovery…
Two of the greatest risks for those trying to follow the TRUE gluten free diet are hidden gluten or cross contamination, and poor digestion. Hidden gluten can be found in many non obvious places. Some of the most common examples include salad dressings, soups, and soy sauce. Cross contamination occurs because your food was prepared near other foods that contain gluten. This happens commonly at restaurants during food preparation where counter surfaces and kitchen utensils are shared.
Keep in mind that gluten exposure occurs very frequently when purchasing packaged or processed foods. Research shows that this problem occurs as frequently as 41% of the time. A similar finding was recently discovered in random supplement products tested for gluten. 24% of products tested were cross contaminated.
That is why I designed Gluten Shield for Kids. This high potency blend of enzymes is a dietary supplement designed to help support kids with gluten sensitivity. It is formulated in an easy to chew tablet – perfect for kids who have a difficult time swallowing pills. It is used to help reduce the damage from accidental exposure to gluten (cross contamination and hidden gluten). Because Gluten Shield contains a full spectrum of digestive enzymes for carbs, fats, and proteins, it works tremendously well for digestive support and aids the body in maintaining adequate nutritional levels necessary to heal. It should be noted that this product is not designed nor intended to aid in the consumption of gluten!
Gluten Shield for Kids works to…
- Break down gluten from cross contamination or hidden sources
- As an aid to facilitate digestion of carbs, fats, and proteins after years of gluten induced digestive damage
- To help support normal absorption of vitamins and minerals thus allowing the healing process to begin.
- Make it easy for kids to get the same digestive support in great tasting, easy to chew tablets.
Specialized Ingredients for Gluten Sensitive Kids
- DPP-IV – A specialized enzyme that breaks down the casing around gluten.
- Special Peptidase Blend – contains DPP-IV. A powerful enzyme that helps break down gluten.
- Special Enzyme Blend – designed for the breakdown of hard to digest carbohydrates found in grains, legumes, seeds, and vegetables
- Bifidobacterium infantis – a probiotic replacement because gluten has been shown to damage this species.
What Are the Ingredients in Gluten Shield?
Gluten Free Society’s policy is full label disclosure. No hidden fillers, no hidden glutens, no grains, no hidden binders.
- What is the recommended dose? 2 chewable tablets 10-15 minutes prior a meal is the recommended dose.
- Is Gluten Shield For Kids safe for smaller children. Yes. If your child can chew, he/she can use Gluten Shield for Kids.
- Can I eat gluten while taking Gluten Shield for Kids? Absolutely not.
- How many pills are in each bottle? 90
- How long does it take to ship? Usually 3-5 business days.