The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet The Official Website for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet



Seth writes:
To my knowledge, vanillin is the chemical found in vanilla that gives it its distinct flavor and smell. It can be synthesize artificially, but it can also be extracted and purified from the vanilla bean. So vanilla bean extract already has vanillin in it. So to some extent, vanillin must be legal or vanilla extract would not be so. However, I don't know what the concentration of vanillin is in the extract, and there are other unknowns about how it would act in an isolated form. I would be more worried about the other ingredients packed with vanillin than the vanillin itself.

Elaine writes:
We have never had trouble with vanilla and I would say vanillin is just fine as a constituent of vanilla extract. But avoid Vanillin in its pure form.

If a small bit of vanillin is used in vanilla extract that is far different than a concentrated form used in something else. If vanillin is used in a supplement I would need to know the ratio of the vanillin to the supplement. The only way to find out may be to write to the manufacturer of the supplement and ask questions.

left quote
Through the (SCD) Specific Carbohydrate Diet, explained in this book, our son was able to get off medication and thrive. He healed himself and was able to go away to college. Last month he had a relapse, had surgery and by going back on the diet he was able to put himself in remission. The doctors are amazed with his latest tests and told him he did not need medication, but he must stick to the diet. I have bought over a dozen of these books and shared them with doctors, family members, and friends. I strongly recommend this book for any IBD/IBS issues.
right quote
- Jo
Amazon customer

Mission Statement