500.Maltodextrin Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 3

Re: Maltodextrin: from Lyn on 2008-08-17

Maltodextrin/Splenda

I was amazed at the posts in regard to splenda. This may be my problem. I was diagnosed DH coelica about 5 years ago. Thought I had it pretty well under control, then my skin rash came back with evengence-with very bad hair loss. It could quite well be the splenda, as I introduced this to my diet about 18mths-2yrs ago, about the time I started having problems. I was about to introuduce a dry milk product - instead of dairy milk to our family, and noticed it had maltodextrin in it, so have email the supplier for their comment

Re: Maltodextrin: from Kathy on 2008-10-13

Susan,

I have experienced the same symptoms every time I eat foods with maltodextrin. I do not have any known food allergies, but the symptoms I am experiencing have gotten worse. In addition to diarrhea and flatulance I have very painful abdominal cramps and vomitting. I am anxious to hear from other people who may be having the same symptoms.

Re: Maltodextrin: from Vivien on 2008-10-22

Hi Susan

I do have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and am having the same sort of trouble as yourself with Maltodextrin but I have also been ill for 2 days now and wondered why until I read your notes about Maltitol, I only ate 2 squares of the chocolate. Just as well I didn't eat any more. I too have intolerances and have been told to stay away from wheat, yeast, sugar,aspartame, monosodium glutamate to name but a few. I cannot believe that man made sweetners can cause so much trouble. Perhaps its not the other things in my diet that have been the cause of my problems and that I have been advised to stay away from for three months and then introduce slowly - with the emphasis on slowly - back into my diet

Re: Maltodextrin: from Autumn on 2008-11-17

Hi all,



I have found that maltodextrin contains MSG due to the hydrolysis process that creates it. The MSG is what causes the huge awful stomach problems that I have, along with headaches, itchy rashes and other symptoms. I have done extensive research on my own to determine what MSG is and how it is created through processing.



Good luck all!

Re: Maltodextrin: from Susan on 2008-12-05

Hi Susan and others,



I was interested to see your comments about malto dextrin. I have IBS and lote of food intolerances including gluten and lactose. I have been unwell for a few days and couldn`t work out what it was. I checked the label of a new soy milk that I am drinking and then went to the net to see a about malto dextrin. I have the same symtoms as you, maybe it`s this

Re: Maltodextrin: from Beth on 2009-03-27

I have experienced the same thing. I have no food allergies at all and last year all of a sudden after eating ice cream which i have eaten my whole life, i got extreme stomach cramps, extreme sweating, extreme diarrhea and I tend to pass out usually which is scarey when i am on my own. I have narrowed it down to Maltodextrin because if i eat ice cream that doesnt have that ingredients im fine.

I am so frustrated because i am scared to even go out to dinner in case i get diarrhea from something. Not long ago my husband and I went to dinner at a restaurant and I was ok while we were out but not long after i got home I got so sick....imagine if it happened when i was out. Am i suppose to ask the waiter everytime i go somewhere if any of my meal contains maltodextrin???

Im very frustrated about it and it has changed the way i live. I am glad to know that i am not the only one. No doctor has ever been able to tell me whats wrong with me they just told me not to eat ice cream anymore.

Re: Maltodextrin: from Sara on 2009-03-31

I became lactose intolerant in 2002 at the age of 22. Soon after I also realized I was still having horrible bloating, gas, cramping and diahrrea. I figured out that it was caused by foods containing dextrose and maltodextin. I have tried to cut it out of my diet, but it is in everything! I just realized a few wks ago that iodized salt has dextrose in it. I also don't eat out often because it is a risk. I just turned 29 and was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I think my body hates me. I have the same reactions from doctors and other people when I tell them that I have an intolerance to dextrose and maltodextrin, they don't believe me. It's great to know that I am not alone

Re: Maltodextrin: from Sara on 2009-03-31

I became lactose intolerant in 2002 at the age of 22. Soon after I also realized I was still having horrible bloating, gas, cramping and diahrrea. I figured out that it was caused by foods containing dextrose and maltodextin. I have tried to cut it out of my diet, but it is in everything! I just realized a few wks ago that iodized salt has dextrose in it. I also don't eat out often because it is a risk. I just turned 29 and was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I think my body hates me. I have the same reactions from doctors and other people when I tell them that I have an intolerance to dextrose and maltodextrin, they don't believe me. It's great to know that I am not alone

Re: Maltodextrin: from Peter on 2009-03-31

There are plenty of people who are very sensitive to tiny traces of these substances in food.
The easy way is to only eat the basic natural foods - fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat. A very healthy diet. You don't need to eat food out of tins, packets or jars!!
Your body doesn't hate you. It doesn't like these substances! Don't fight it, look after it.

Re: Maltodextrin: from Veronica Hughes on 2009-04-19

I sent a post to this discussion a long time ago and I am amazed to see how many other people since then have described the same reaction to maltodextrin or, in may cases, symptoms even worse than mine.

Since nobody's doctor seems to know anything about this, I am planning to print this whole discussion out and take it to my gastroenterologist with a strong suggestion he tries to investigate maltodextrin to find an explanation. Perhaps if we all do that we may make some progress?

I recently had treatment for bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, which consisted of taking an antibiotic for 2 weeks to kill off the bacteria there and then taking probiotics for a long time to try to repopulate the gut with lactobacillus and other gut-protective bacteria. After this, I found my reaction to Maltodextrin and dextrose was much milder. It has gradually got worse again but I definitely think there could be something in this.

Has anyone else had a similar experience