Fructose Malabsorption

Posted by CL @lelia, Dec 5, 2018

I'd like to start a discussion on fructose malabsorption, how to control it, what to eat and not eat, etc. . Is anybody interested?

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@redhead63

Yes, I also have Fructose Intolerances. I can’t get any sugars at all. peas, carrots, onions, garlic, fruits, table sugars
honey, diet pop, gum etc. It a horrible diet.

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Hi – My kid had the same problem and we were able to turn it around. You should be able to do it too by taking Lutomerase. Do not take honey since it has a very content of fructose. Make sure anything you take in the diet has a high amount of glucose compared to fructose. Apples and honey are the worse in fructose content. All the best. Let me know if things change for you after taking Lutomerase.

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@nsheth

Hi – You need to calculate the amount of sugar you are getting in the diet. Each pill of Lutomerase (Xylose Isomerase) can handle about 8 g of sugar. The strength is 75 mg/pill. This will help you figure out how many pills you need. Make sure you are regular in taking the pills when you eat. Do keep an interval of 4 hours between meals. Keep me posted.

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Thanks! Don't know if glucose is a problem or not because neither I or my friend can remember which brand I tried. I got some samples of Lutomerase from Disolut and will try them. I sent Disolut a message, and Lutomerase doesn't work on fructans, but they make two other products as well that do. One is called Fibractase for fructans, and the other is called Quatrase, for fructose, fructans, lactose, and galactans. Depending on how well the Lutomerase works, I'll probably get some of the Quatrase as well since I can't digest fructans, lactose, and lots of other sugars as well. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again.

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@lelia

Thanks! Don't know if glucose is a problem or not because neither I or my friend can remember which brand I tried. I got some samples of Lutomerase from Disolut and will try them. I sent Disolut a message, and Lutomerase doesn't work on fructans, but they make two other products as well that do. One is called Fibractase for fructans, and the other is called Quatrase, for fructose, fructans, lactose, and galactans. Depending on how well the Lutomerase works, I'll probably get some of the Quatrase as well since I can't digest fructans, lactose, and lots of other sugars as well. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again.

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All the best. Hope all of this works.

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@redhead63

Yes, I also have Fructose Intolerances. I can’t get any sugars at all. peas, carrots, onions, garlic, fruits, table sugars
honey, diet pop, gum etc. It a horrible diet.

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Did you check out the recipes/diet on page 5 of this fructose malabsorption discussion? There are some good things you can eat. Good luck.

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I am very interested. I am 60 never had a stomach issue my entire life. Cast iron stomach. Year ago my stomach started feeling weird like nauseous all the time had migraines too. Checked the migraines but was thankfully nothing. Told me I had high blood pressure, which was new to me too. Took meds to control the blood pressure. Decided to check out my stomach issues. Endoscopy showed reflux. Started reflux diet. Still felt nauseous. Took ultra sound all ok. Then took breathing tests. Shower bacterial overgrowth, fructose malabsorption and lactaid intolerance. Never had an issue with anything stomach my entire life. Now everything! Seeing a nutritionist. Feel best when I don’t eat!!!!! Have eliminated everything. Would love to hear what works for you and others. Are there glucose pills we can take? Any advice would be appreciated.

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@grachelg

I am very interested. I am 60 never had a stomach issue my entire life. Cast iron stomach. Year ago my stomach started feeling weird like nauseous all the time had migraines too. Checked the migraines but was thankfully nothing. Told me I had high blood pressure, which was new to me too. Took meds to control the blood pressure. Decided to check out my stomach issues. Endoscopy showed reflux. Started reflux diet. Still felt nauseous. Took ultra sound all ok. Then took breathing tests. Shower bacterial overgrowth, fructose malabsorption and lactaid intolerance. Never had an issue with anything stomach my entire life. Now everything! Seeing a nutritionist. Feel best when I don’t eat!!!!! Have eliminated everything. Would love to hear what works for you and others. Are there glucose pills we can take? Any advice would be appreciated.

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So sorry you have FM and SIBO and lactose intolerance. I do too. I listed what I eat, along with a few recipes, on p. 5 of the fm discussion. Regarding glucose tablets, I tried them once before I knew to check out the inactive ingredients, and they didn't agree. Should try to find some again. All I know is right now all sugars of any kind are bothersome. It is hard to have much energy when you can't eat sugar, right? Anyway, if you read through this entire discussion, you might find something that will help. It took me over 15 years to get to the point where I am "stable," so I put down everything I learned in these discussion pages to spare others from having to start from scratch like I did. Good luck.

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Yes very interested. I would also appreciate a list of names companies of vitamins example calcium, multi vitamins, probiotics, …. that work well with fructose malabsorption. Thank you

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@grachelg

Yes very interested. I would also appreciate a list of names companies of vitamins example calcium, multi vitamins, probiotics, …. that work well with fructose malabsorption. Thank you

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All you have to do is read this fm discussion group. It's all in here. No point in repeating it again. I also posted how to identify sugars in drugs and supplements in general.

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@lelia

Thanks! Don't know if glucose is a problem or not because neither I or my friend can remember which brand I tried. I got some samples of Lutomerase from Disolut and will try them. I sent Disolut a message, and Lutomerase doesn't work on fructans, but they make two other products as well that do. One is called Fibractase for fructans, and the other is called Quatrase, for fructose, fructans, lactose, and galactans. Depending on how well the Lutomerase works, I'll probably get some of the Quatrase as well since I can't digest fructans, lactose, and lots of other sugars as well. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again.

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Hi – How is disolut working out for you? We ordered 6 more boxes from Ebay. I usually like to stock pile them since I don't know when they will stop making it. We had the problem with Fructozym where we ordered for 4 years and then they stopped making it. We haven't had the need to provide anything for Fructans since the disolut is helping. I am researching to see if there is a way to revert this problem.

There are 2 enzymes called Glut-2 and Glut-5 that seem to play an important role in this process and improper functioning of these can cause the problem. Hopefully, there is a way to fix it.

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@nsheth

Hi – How is disolut working out for you? We ordered 6 more boxes from Ebay. I usually like to stock pile them since I don't know when they will stop making it. We had the problem with Fructozym where we ordered for 4 years and then they stopped making it. We haven't had the need to provide anything for Fructans since the disolut is helping. I am researching to see if there is a way to revert this problem.

There are 2 enzymes called Glut-2 and Glut-5 that seem to play an important role in this process and improper functioning of these can cause the problem. Hopefully, there is a way to fix it.

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Thanks for asking. I haven't tried it yet because I am getting digestive issues from a Reclast infusion for osteoporosis. Am not trying anything new right now. I'll keep you posted, and thanks so much for the information and your helpfulness. Lelia

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