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Just had my first serious allergic reaction

Discussion in 'Mast Cell Disorders/Mastocytosis' started by bspg, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    I stopped reading when I saw the ingredients list, so perhaps someone has already said this.

    Culprit may be mushroom - and/or fungal-derived factors. I see Aspergillopepsin in there, which is derived from black mold. The beta-Glucanase is probably also fungally-derived. Any mold allergies?
     
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    bspg Plant Queen

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    Yes, these have been mentioned. I am not aware of any mold allergies.
     
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    Just a thought. Glutamic acid may be the culprit. You can google Hidden sources of MSG-Truth in Labeling. Looks like natural flavors and protease are on that list.
     
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    This is a good point especially in the U.S. I believe in the EU, they truly have to list every ingredient under the law but in the U.S. there are many work arounds in which they might use a certain preservative or "natural flavor/dye" in the processing but do not have to list it. I wish this would change so ALL ingredients would be listed.

    Although that shake had so many potential culprits it is hard to know what you reacted to. How are you feeling today @bspg?
     
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    bspg Plant Queen

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    I'm much better than yesterday. I got a really bad headache last night and slept terribly but no hives or tachycardia! Thank you for asking @Gingergrrl :)

    I'm still not sure what caused the reaction but I suspect (and hope) it is one of the enzymes and not a "regular" food. I had almond milk and a kashi bar today and have been okay so I don't think it's a seed or tree nut that I reacted to. I haven't had any peanut butter, banana, or ketotifen though.
     
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    Just confirmed that a product has something I'm intolerant to: feel exhausted and breathless after consuming it, three times in a row. Nothing on the ingredients list I'm intolerant to at all. But there's that blasted catch-all, "natural flavors".
     
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    While doing a Google search for the protein mix + "allergic reaction", I found another product made by the same company that reportedly gave many people rashes/hives. o_O:wide-eyed::confused:

    I didn't find any reports of this on the product I consumed but I'm wondering if there's a connection...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5NEMJM
     
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    This can be a tricky one because it can mean literally anything. If it says "lime" on the ingredients, then it is actually lime. But if it says "natural lime flavor" then it can be from an insect or a tree bark that happens to taste like lime (because those things are technically natural).
     
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    Ugh. :(
     
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  10. antherder

    antherder a.k.a. Princess Dauer, Nematode Nation

    If anyone thinks enzymes grown on fungus may be a problem for them, please be aware that sometimes they can be used in the manufacture of seemingly harmless foods, like brown rice syrup. (Aspergillus.)
     
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  11. antherder

    antherder a.k.a. Princess Dauer, Nematode Nation

    It's so annoying, that one, isn't it.

    Equally annoying is when you ask the seller what these "natural" flavors are, and they can't tell you, but assure you that they are harmless, because they're "natural."
     
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    Along those same lines...................look for the word "EXTRACT". ie: Vanilla extract is actually from vanilla.
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    As we all know, things that are natural are harmless.
    • Bee stings
    • Snake venom
    • Arsenic
    • Nightshade
    • Belladonna
    • Cancer
    .....
     
  14. antherder

    antherder a.k.a. Princess Dauer, Nematode Nation

    You forgot tornadoes...
     
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    And ticks
     

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