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didi

Reged: 03/21/06
Posts: 13
Is Beano safe? How much should I take?
      #261874 - 05/05/06 02:34 PM

Hi you beano experts out there! I recently started taking beano with my meals to stop my afternoon and evening bloating, gas, burping, etc. I do have some questions about beano though.

Is Beano safe to take daily, long-term?
How much beano should I take? Does it depend on my body weight or by the amount of food I eat? I am 5'3'' and weigh 105 pounds.

thanks!

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franny

Reged: 05/16/05
Posts: 508
Loc: N. FL
Re: Is Beano safe? How much should I take? new
      #261894 - 05/05/06 05:36 PM

I'm no Beano expert but I do use it frequently. I take 1 pill before my first bite of some veggies like cabbage or beans. I'm 5'0 but a whole lot more weight than you ...I use it maybe 2-3 times a week.

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IBS/D
Celiac

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hohoyumyum

Reged: 05/28/03
Posts: 2263
Loc: SacTown, CA
Re: Is Beano safe? How much should I take? new
      #261899 - 05/05/06 07:05 PM

I only use it with foods that I know will make me gassy. I take two right before I eat or with my first bite. I've been taking it for a couple years and so far I haven't noticed any problems. If you're unsure, you should talk to your doc about regular use.

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didi

Reged: 03/21/06
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Re: Is Beano safe? How much should I take? new
      #262095 - 05/07/06 01:17 PM

thank you very much! I've been taking 3 before meals before I get REALLY gassy. And I've noticed a difference already! Maybe I can just take 2 then.



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Wind

Reged: 04/02/05
Posts: 3178
Re: Is Beano safe? How much should I take? new
      #262298 - 05/08/06 10:28 AM

I have not heard anything about Beano being unsafe to use. I use it daily. Adjust the quantity of tabs. according to the amount of potentially gassy food being consumed. I generally take at least 6/meal. I have taken more, however.

Kate, IBS-D.

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hohoyumyum

Reged: 05/28/03
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Re: Is Beano safe? How much should I take? new
      #262493 - 05/09/06 10:53 AM

2 should do it. Gas was always one of my worst symptoms. I don't know how the human body can produce so much of it. Besides the BeanO, hypno has been by far the most effective method of controlling gas for me.

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Augie

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Kate, beano contains gluten! new
      #262510 - 05/09/06 11:23 AM

Just thought I'd let you know since you follow a GF diet. I just called the company. They don't add it the product, but grow it in a medium that contains wheat.

Not sure if I should be taking this now.

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~ Beth
Constipation, pain prodominent,cramps, spasms and bloat!

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Wind

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Re: Kate, beano contains gluten! new
      #262526 - 05/09/06 12:50 PM

I'm not worried. The Beano website anwers "facts" re: the possibility of gluten in Beano. See: www.beanogas.com/faqs.asp#18

Note: I do not have celiac disease and follow a gluten-free diet for other reasons.

Kate, IBS-D.

Edited by Wind (05/09/06 12:51 PM)

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Wind

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Also, I highly recommend... new
      #262529 - 05/09/06 12:57 PM

I find Beano effective in avoiding gas, however, I also strongly recommend following Heather's tips re: IBS-safe ways to include veggies in your diet. I do! It makes an enormous difference in avoiding/minimizing/eliminating gas related "attacks." Make use of a food processor, if possible. Chop well, chew effectively, and make sure that the fiber is as easy to assimilate/digest as possible.

Kate, IBS-D.

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Augie

Reged: 10/27/04
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Re: Kate, beano contains gluten! new
      #262531 - 05/09/06 01:07 PM

The people at Beano told me the website was wrong. but if you're not worried about it, then that's good. I just thought I'd warn you because I thought you were gluten intolerant.

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~ Beth
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