Anyone else get brainfog/lethargy from malic acid?

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I bought some sour (malic acid) candies, and found that they gave me fairly severe brainfog and lethargy. Many of us have various sensitivities, and it would be helpful if we could find a chemical that many of us have a reliable response to, which researchers could focus on.

We should probably have one or more threads about chemicals that we have reliable responses to. Maybe set up as separate lists for common symptoms, since ME has so many variations that we'd drown in individual responses involving far upstream/downstream effects. Thoughts?
 
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it would be helpful if we could find a chemical that many of us have a reliable response to, which researchers could focus on.
Agree....

Like a way to have a simple list....in some summarized form, but details elsewhere...

Researcher friendly!
 

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We should probably have one or more threads about chemicals that we have reliable responses to.
I don't know if this is possible. e.g., BCAAs have helped many people here both with energy and other issues - unfortunately, there are some who did react badly to BCAAs. I don't know of any single thing I've read about here which everyone has had a good - or bad - response to. A majority of people can react this way or that - but I've never seen anything to which we all reacted the same, which is what I am guessing you mean by a "reliable response".

fwiw, I did take malic acid way back when before I officially started crashing (late 1990's) and I had a good response to it re energy. Unfortunately, it thereafter lost its effectiveness -
 

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I tried malic acid but it was too harsh for me, no brainfog or lethargy though. Apples and ACV are ok.
 

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I don't know of any single thing I've read about here which everyone has had a good - or bad - response to.
Yes, but if we ignore the possibility, we might miss a valuable opportunity. I'm just not sure of the most convenient way of collecting that data. I suppose one of Google's AIs could sift through all ME postings looking for foods&chemicals and positive or negative responses.

Google, fetch. Fetch! I'll give you a cookie if you do. :)
 

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There is a thread from a while ago where pyrrhus mentioned he crashed from malic acid. Also some theories to explain it in there if you search for it.

edit: but this is an aspect the researchers havent studied much i think, could reveal something about the disease.
 
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