Boxes of Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier
The Gluten Controversy Surrounding Liquid IV Hydration Packets
Liquid I.V. is an electrolyte drink mix that advertises various health benefits. The product is labeled as "gluten-free," but contradictory test results have sparked controversy.
Results obtained by consumers using home-testing kits on Liquid I.V. samples showed traces of gluten in some flavors, including Apple Pie, Lemon Ginger, Tangerine, and Strawberry.
For individuals with gluten-related disorders (GRDs), such as celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, ingesting even small amounts can lead to severe medical complications.
The FDA stipulates that products labeled "gluten-free" contain less than 20 ppm gluten, raising questions over whether the Unilever-owned brand complies with these regulations.
Despite Liquid I.V.'s assurances and support from the Gluten-Free Watchdog’s lab, which did not find gluten in the product, those with severe GRDs should probably avoid using it.