My Gatorade response

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2007 - 3:51pm
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This makes me feel better..

RE: Gatorade Thirst Quencher , REF.# 026103333A Megan: We're glad you contacted us with your questions about the ingredents in our products. Gatorade Thirst Quencher does not contain any peanuts or nut oil. Any products that contain potential life threatening allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, egg, wheat, milk and soy) will include these allergens in the ingredient statement. If a product poses a health risk from incidental exposure to these top 8 allergens, a precautionary statement ("may contain") will appear on the label. Glycerol of Wood Rosin is an original ingredient of Gatorade Thirst Quencher. Ester gum is used as a weighting agent, which adjusts the density of the product and helps ensure complete dispersion of the flavor. This weighting agent gives Gatorade its cloudy appearance, which is done for consumer appeal. The amount in Gatorade is extremely small totaling only 1/100 of 1 % of the overall volume. Ester gum or 'glycerol ester of wood rosin' are the same ingredient and are used interchangeably on labels. It is acceptable by the FDA for the food industry to list either way on ingredient labels. We hope this information is helpful, Megan, we appreciate your business. KimberleyGatorade Consumer Response

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2007 - 11:43pm
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i havent given my son gatorade yet because some of them have vegetable oil and they told me that it could be derived from sesame. every bottle could be different. i think i would let him drink the ones that dont list oil in them. my friends son is allergic to everything and he drinks this often.

Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2007 - 12:35am
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Were you having problems with gatorade?
A few months ago my son was getting unexplained stomach aches. It was basketball season and he was drinking gatorade. I noticed this wood rosin ingredient and I called them about it and got the same response. I still dont know if this gave him stomachaches or not.

Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2007 - 1:14am
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i think we have used other things with wood rosin in it

Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2007 - 4:58am
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Gatorade (and other sports drinks) can upset the stomaches of people who are not allergic to anything. It is actually quite common.
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Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2007 - 10:26am
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I don't know if this would help or not...
I know I'm allergic to resin...aka as rosin and a new term, oleoresin. This can be found in tree sap, or gum which then can be used in foods as a sealant or in glue, paints, bedding, clothes, sheets,etc.
BTW, I'm HIGHLY allergic to Christmas trees...I break out from head to toe in raised hives. Christmas trees is FULL of resin.
Also, I find "oleoresin" in ingredients such as pickle relish, pepperoni, sausages, hot dog weiners, some frozen tv dinners, etc.
[This message has been edited by Precious1971 (edited May 22, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2007 - 10:40am
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To the PP's asking if I get sick, only if I drink it too fast [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

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