I stumbled upon this product today in the pharmacy department at Walmart called Gluten Cutter. It immediately caught my attention because as far as I knew there was nothing available that allows a person with gluten sensitivity to eat gluten. I have heard of vaccines but nothing that you could buy over-the-counter.
The box states that “Gluten Cutter helps digest wheat, dairy, and other grains”. The box then explains what gluten is, where it can be found, and how their product is supposed to circumvent the negative effects of gluten. The secret sauce appears to be in their proprietary blend of enzymes named GCX50. There is no explanation how this magic enzyme actually executes this previously impossible feat. The box is very clear in stating that these claims have NOT been evaluated by the FDA so… good luck! We hope it doesn’t make your symptoms worse!
Well, Does It Really Work?
The jury seems to still be out on that one. In reviews on Amazon.com one reviewer states:
Works for gluten intolerance – I have been gluten-free for 2 1/2 years. I have tried this product twice and I was able to eat bakery products with wheat flour in them without getting sick to my stomach. – By M. Wheeler – May 27, 2013
But then someone else comes along with the opposite review:
Gluten intolerant – I have a gluten intolerance so I wanted to try this product for when I am out at a restaurant. The first time I tried it I had bad stomach cramps a few hours later. I tried it once again to see if the bad reaction was from something else. I had another bad reaction, although it was not as immediate. Sadly, this product made me react in a worse manner than when I do eat gluten products. – By Janna Owens – August 20, 2013
This seems to fall into the same category as most that deal with celiac disease – what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. There seem to be enough positive verses negative comments in the Amazon product page to make it interesting enough for me to try. I just have to figure out when I can afford to be brave in the case that things don’t go so well.
Have Your Tried Gluten Cutter?
If so sound off in the comment section and let us know how it worked for you. Even if you haven’t tried it yet, now that you know it is out there, will you try it? Let us know about this as well. I’ll report back when I work up the courage.