Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is gluten?
A: It is defined as a substance present in grains like wheat, barley and rye that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease.
Q: What is celiac disease?
A: Celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of gluten (found in wheat, barley or rye) that causes damage to the small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients.
Q: What is a gluten sensitivity or intolerance?
A: Gluten sensitivity is an immune reaction to gluten (found in wheat, barley or rye) that can cause many discomforts, but, unlike celiac disease, it does not damage the small intestine.
Q: Why is gluten bad for your body?
A: Gluten sensitivities and intolerances affect millions of Americans, causing them to have mild-to-severe reactions. This disease can cause inflammation throughout the body and affect many different organs including the small intestine, digestive tract, heart and more.
Q: Do spices naturally contain gluten?
A: Spices do not contain gluten, however most blends are mixed together with flavoring agents, color stabilizers, anti-caking agents as well as things like whey powder, starches or flours.
Q: Are Virtuous Living products kosher?
Q: Do any Virtuous Living products contain genetically modified organism?
Q: Are Virtuous Living products wheat-free?
Q: Are Virtuous Living products organic?
Q: Does any of the product packaging contain BPA?
Q: If Virtuous Living products are sold out, will they be re-stocked?
Q: Are products purchased in the VL Boutique returnable?
A: Any products purchased that remain unopened with seals in tact are deemed returnable. For shirts, household goods and books, these will only be returnable if tags and packaging are still in tact.