In my most recent gluten free myths series I talked about the Gluten Cutter Digestive Formula so I figured it was high time to do a proper review post on the product. I’ll start off by saying that I have not personally tried this product and I do not intend to. I’ve talked with several celiac sufferers who have tested the product with dismal results. Touted as the saving grace to the gluten intolerant, Gluten cutter contains “specially formulated” digestive enzymes that coat the stomach and help a person digest wheat and other gluten grains without the discomfort and gastrointestinal issues that it can cause. Created by the supplement company Core Science Media, gluten cutter has not been approved by the FDA. I was unable to find a main website or any official contact information of this company outside of a yellow page listing showing it was located somewhere in West Palm Beach, FL.
In fact careful inspection of the website shows that none of the promises and statements made by the product makers in advertising this product have been confirmed or backed by the FDA or any other gluten free certification agency. If this product is so revolutionary why wouldn’t it have the backing of these reputable governing bodies?
As I’ve mentioned before, there is no scientific data, research, or case studies to back the claims made by Core Media and their Gluten Cutter. One can only wonder who and where all the success stories found on the main website come from. As of now the only effective treatment for celiac disease is strict adherence to a gluten free diet. Gluten Cutter may in fact help a person digest and breakdown gluten but according to its claims, it does nothing to stop the destructive effects of gluten on the body. This would prove detrimental to a person suffering from celiac disease. A celiac who takes this product would be purposefully damaging their own body.Those with a gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity that do not have celiac disease proper may benefit from Gluten Cutter in instances where gluten is accidentally ingested. However, instructions state that the pills should be ingested before a meal not indicating its effectiveness if taken after ingesting gluten.
With so many excellent options and food blogs on the market today those who have issues with gluten simply have no reason to need such a product. Gluten free is no longer the “death sentence” it used to be.There are a plethora of simple and tasty recipes, meal planning tips, and mainstream products that more than satisfy the needs of those suffering from gluten intolerance. Is sabotaging your own health and safety worth the risk for a pipe dream and a false promise. Only you can answer that. My advice is to save your money and spend it on a good gluten free cookbook.