I took Dr. Gundry's Lectin Shield for about two to three weeks in May 2017. I was taking four pills a day; two with lunch and two with dinner. After about a week to ten days, I started noticing a lot of pain in my middle finger joint, right underneath the nail.
I did not pay particular attention to the ingredients of Lectin Shield, but since that product was the only new supplement I had added to my daily diet, I looked more closely and noticed that it had shellfish. I had no known allergies to shellfish, but nevertheless, I called and emailed Gundry's company numerous times, asking how much and which shellfish was in the supplement but never got any answers.
In the meantime, the bones of my joint got more painful and swollen. I am left with a permanently deformed joint thanks to this "doctor's" supplement. About a month later, I had a blood test done to test the IgG for food sensitivities. To my shocking surprise, the test showed that I have an extreme intolerance to clams. I never ever had any food intolerance, and I am wondering if this wonderful product by this so called "doctor" caused this intolerance in my body. My painful and deformed joint reminds me daily of this bad experience.
DO NOT buy Dr. Gundry's products!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Hi there Dani, Aria from Gundry MD here. Thank you so much for leaving me a review of your experience of Lectin Shield so far. I am so sorry to hear that you did not receive the results you had expected while taking this product. We always suggest that you consult your primary physician before consuming any new product to ensure that you do not experience any interactions with it, especially if any side effects occur. While many of our customers love using Lectin Shield, we do understand that everyone's body is different and it may not work for everyone.
Yes, as stated on the supplement facts, there is an allergy warning because Lectin Shield does contain shellfish. The N-acetyl D-glucosamine is obtained from the outer shells of shellfish. It is a wheat lectin blocker that is a popular ingredient in joint health supplements. I am so sorry that you had an adverse reaction to this ingredient.
I want to thank you for giving Lectin Shield an honest try. Please email me directly at email@example.com, and I will begin the refund process immediately. Again, I apologize that you had this experience. I look forward to hearing from you.