We had a caller on the radio show recently who had a question about “gluten free” supplements. They were very concerned about this. It became clear to me, however, that they were concerned for entirely the wrong reasons.
Hearing so much about “gluten free” diets, and seeing so much trumpting of “gluten-free” foods and supplements, they had come to believe that in some way “gluten free” food was superior to regular, or non “gluten-free” food. I found this to be very interesting.
The fact is, of course, that you really need to be concerned about “gluten-free” foods only if you have coeliac disease, or a true allergy to wheat or other gluten containing grains. If you do not have this condition, there is no benefit to be gained by seeking out “gluten-free” foods or supplements. In fact, it could be to your detriment, as “whole grains” are a desirable and healthy component of a proper diet.