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A TMI question. But has anyone had intestinal distress from this product? I love mushrooms but do not eat them. I ate the Mycoprotein not knowing what it was. Well, to be nice about it, I have been *running* a few times a day for one week. It was exactly one week ago I ate the breaded Chick'n Patties. My entire family ate them and I am the only one who had a reaction. Mushrooms make me ill for days so I am assuming that because this is the fungus of the mushroom family that is why. I have been taking silver which usually makes my intestines well within a day. Not working. I have normal bm's<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sweatdrop.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sweat:"> (sorry) and never run to the bathroom, once a year if that much and this whole week I have had nothing but *run*ning to the bathroom 4x+ a day.<br><br><br><br>
Has eating Quorn affected you in any way?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for reading and not laughing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> . Tricia
 

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Sorry I can't help you, but thanks for giving me one more reason to be scared of Quorn. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
I have heard that a severe allergic reaction has happened in some Quorn eaters due to the product. That might be worth looking into.
 

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It's OK, there's all sorts of TMI posts here, you warned anyone who might be "offended".<br><br>
It seems logical that if you're sensitive to mushrooms that the mycoprotein in Quorn would affect you the same way. Sorry you had a bad experience with it.<br><br>
Quorn did have some highly-published reports about people having severe allergic reactions to it. However keep in mind that people have many times more reactions to eggs, shellfish and peanuts. Quorn just got bad publicity.<br><br><br><br>
That said, I don't eat it 'cause it also has egg whites. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> but my L/O veggie teens LOVE the stuff!
 

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Tempeh also is made of a myco-fungus-- not sure it is the same one. I have never had problems with 'shrooms, however, if you did, I guess you need to stay away from them. Usually, if I am going to try something new, I actually google it to see what the #3!! it is. Sorry you had problems. Hmmm.
 

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Thanks for reading and not laughing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> . Tricia</div>
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Who says we're not laughing??? Just kidding!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I've only had it once and I had no problem with it.
 
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i can't have mushrooms because of the fungi thing (quorn is made from this huge weird fungi they only just recently discovered), and i can't go near quorn either. there does seem to be a lot online about its potential for gastro-intestinal upset, and apparently they are quite allergenic. i remember reading somewhere that they caused a lot of reactions in the test groups who tried them out before they went out on sale to the masses.<br><br><br><br>
if you're sensitive to fungi and have an upset tummy, perhaps some probiotics might help get everything balanced again? i'm a big fan of citrocidal drops too, maybe thats worth a try too if the silver isn't helping. (GSE tastes super gross though, lol). hope you feel better soon!
 

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When I went veg about a year ago I ate a lot of Quorn. I developed colitis (abdominal pain, things moving...expeditiously, mild fever, felt like crud). I quit eating Quorn. The colitis went away. I'm not *sure* it was the Quorn, but I don't eat the tasty stuff anymore anyway. Never had a problem with any other food sensitivity, including mushrooms.
 

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hmm my bro is allergic to it, ...but the rest of my family is fine and loves the stuff.<br><br>
Wierd things happen.. I mean, I'm allergic to bananas and roast potatos for god's sake.
 

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Thanks for the info. I googled it and came up with a website to report symptoms. Here is what it said after I filled out the report:<br><br><br><br>
In 2005, the Center for Science in the Public Interest represented a Quorn victim in a lawsuit against the U.S. division of the company that makes Quorn. The victim is charging that he was not notified that Quorn causes sometimes-severe allergic reactions in some consumers. The goal is to get strong and conspicuous warning labels on all Quorn products.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Really had I known there is no way I would have eaten it nor fed it to my child! Read the questions they ask here:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.cspinet.org/quorn/form.html" target="_blank">http://www.cspinet.org/quorn/form.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Sigh, my stomach is still rumbling.<br><br><br><br>
I wonder, we eat at vegetarian places and could it be possible that they use Mycoprotein for their mock meats? I'll have to find out before we eat there.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks so much for the information. I really appreciate it.
 

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citrocidal drops<br><br><br><br>
Thanks I will look into it tomorrow.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
LOL Karen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:">
 

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The goal is to get strong and conspicuous warning labels on all Quorn products.</div>
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If by "strong and conspicuous warning labels," they mean the same warning labels that all major allergens get on ingredients lists, that makes sense. But I can't see why Quorn deserves a worse reputation than any other allergen.
 

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My family and I eat it occasionally (mostly because it's relatively spendy -- I'd eat it more often if it were less expensive), and haven't had any problems with it. It's the closest substitute for chicken I've found IMO.
 

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My family and I eat it occasionally (mostly because it's relatively spendy -- I'd eat it more often if it were less expensive), and haven't had any problems with it. It's the closest substitute for chicken I've found IMO.</div>
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This is true. The taste is outstanding.
 
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