Friday, March 12, 2010

Vitamin Water Gluten Free



I've become a big fan of Vitaminwater. So when I noticed they recently changed the formula of some of their flavors, including the addition of the ingredient "modified food starch," I was nervous I might not be able to drink them anymore. 

Even though it is now required by the FDA for manufacturers to list any of the top eight allergens (wheat included) on the nutrient label, I wanted to make sure. So I emailed the company to confirm they were using a non-gluten based modified food starch. Here is the response I received from the company:

"All vitaminwater, smartwater and vitaminwater 10 products are gluten free. None of our products contain any of the FDA designated 'big eight' allergens."

So glad to hear it- Thanks Glaceau! 

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to research this by calling them, and letting everybody else know!

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  2. A new type of health beverage that combines Archaea Active Formula with natural spring water is now known to be easiest to drink compared with other liquid supplements.

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  3. I would like to use this vitamin water keep posting and updating the blog.



    Smith ALan

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  4. I get sick drinking it ! Why ??

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    1. The company answer says "big eight" allergen wich wrongly does not include corn; and there is corn gluten traces everywhere including in spring water.

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  5. I do, too, Anonymous. Gives me horrible stomach pain very quickly. I don't understand why. Maybe the modified corn starch? /shrug

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  6. Vitamin water said there's no gluten containing in the modified food starch would if be called modified cornstarch?

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  7. I do too get stomach cramps when drinking it...

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  8. My Celiac kids used to get sick drinking Vitamin waters and recently, we can't even tolerate their Smart water. The last time our daughter drank a couple of bottles, she got a horrible migraine....one of her first glutening symptoms.

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  9. you guys are so fucking stupid. to think there is gluten is water or even a trace of it blows my mind. get a fucking life you fucktards.

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    1. Learn some manners idiot If you aren't worried about gluten then get off the damn blog

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    2. Just get off this site. You are not helping....

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  10. knowledge is power

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  11. Thanks for sharing this. I hope it still holds true today.

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  12. If you or your kids are getting sick from Vitamin Water, perhaps there is more allergies/sensitivities than you are aware. Just a thought...

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  13. Just had some to this stuff today and got what feels like a fairly serious gluten reaction to it but the only mystery ingredient is "natural flavouring". What gives?

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  14. How can WATER BE GLUTEN FREE FFS only if its got GMO WHEAT!
    Vitamin water = GMO POISON

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  15. Son and his friend just drank Vitamin Water for the first time at a baseball outing (reps were giving it out). Both he and his friend are now having terrible stomach cramps and other associated 'intestinal effects.' Needless to say he will not be drinking it again, even if they give it away. And neither he nor his friend have ANY food sensitivities or allergies...

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  16. Tocopherol acetate is an ingredient in the orange and lemonade flavored vitamin waters. Is that vitamin e derived from wheat? I had a gluten reaction after drinking the orange.

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  17. I was out for a walk in the woods the other day (I live in the country as an organic subsistence farmer) and I saw a majestic bird soaring through the sky. As I gazed into the heavens I day dreamed of the ability to to fly and then I stubbed my toe. Do you think it was gluten that made my foot hurt?

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  18. Those of you making light of 'gluten' need to go look up your facts. It can cause serious long term health issues and be deadly if someone is Celiac and is getting gluten. Colon cancer is one of them... You wouldn't make light of someone with a serious peanut allergy getting a few crumbs of peanuts. Same goes for gluten for those with Celiac.

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  19. Is vitamin water a good decision?Why not ask the salesperson,who will absolutely let you know the truth about how good it is for you.Then again in the event that you need to check it yourself,a quick review of the name may be of profit.We should see,this product contains fructose,sugar,a few chemicals to upgrade appearance and taste, and - goodness yes -a tiny bit of vitamins to persuade you it is healthy.It positively must be healthy,you wouldn't have any desire to drink plain water and get your vitamins from natural foods,that wouldn't bode well.
    ~Linda Smith.

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  20. Saw the modified food starch on the Vitamin Water in the refrigerator, Googled, read the blog - thanks!
    Read the comments - the people still sensitive to Vit H2O are likely sensitive to one of the other ingredients (glycerol ester of rosin, gum acacia, stevia, natural flavors, etc.)

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  21. Hi. Just had some lemonade flavor and it set me off. Went to this blog and decided to give away the last few bottles. Thank you for the info. Also, did any of you go to the Celiac Foundations GF Expo this year. Was excellent and worth the $.

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  22. I just had a reaction to the lemonade zero as well.

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  23. I have celiac disease and have found the Gluten Free App to be useful in determining whether a food/beverage contains gluten. I ran the scanner over the bar code on a bottle of orange-flavored Vitamin Water and it came up Gluten Free. I also have experienced some stomach pains when drinking Vitamin Water, usually when I drink more than one per day. I also have experienced stomach pains when drinking diet soda. I believe the culprit is the artificial sweetener(s).

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