Gluten Glossary: What to Watch For

If you’re gluten intolerant or have Celiac disease, be on the look out for the following ingredients in your food items and products.

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Gluten allergies can be serious, whether you’re just a bit intolerant or have Celiac disease. It causes symptoms like bloating, cramping, fatigue, diarrhea and general gastrointestinal issues; it can even predispose you to liver disease or cancer.

Because gluten is found in so many things, from food to beauty products, it can be hard maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle. Get familiar with the terms on this list, and make sure to check food items and products to ensure they are gluten-free before using or consuming them. The following ingredients have the potential for containing gluten or are made with gluten-containing products. While this is a comprehensive list, you may still want to call the company directly to get a complete list of ingredients, just to be safe.

Gluten Glossary:

  • Amino peptide complex
  • Amp-isostearoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Avena sativa (oat) flour
  • Avena sativa (oat) flour kernel
  • Barley derived
  • Barley extract
  • Disodium wheatgermamido PEG-2 sulfosuccinateH
  • Hordeum vulgare (barley) extract
  • Hyrdrolyzed wheat gluten
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein PG-propyl silanetriol
  • Hydrolyzed wheat starch
  • Hydroxpropyltrimonium hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Oat (avena sativa) extract
  • Oat beta glucan
  • Oat derived
  • Oat extract
  • Oat flour
  • Phytosphingosine extract
  • Rye derived
  • Sodium lauroyl oat amino acids
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) flour lipids
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil
  • Tocopherol
  • Tocopheryl acetate
  • Vitamin E (make sure it's not derived from wheat)
  • Wheat (triticum vulgare) bran extract
  • Wheat amino acids
  • Wheat bran extract
  • Wheat derived
  • Wheat germ extracts
  • Wheat germ glycerides
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Wheat germamidopropyldimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed wheat protein