Just Ate Carrageenan!

Discussion in 'Additives' started by j., Jan 26, 2013.

  1. j.

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    I went to the store and saw three brands of chocolate milk. 2 had carrageenan listed, and I bought the third one and drank it. The one I bought, it turned out, although it didn't have carrageenan listed, had INS 407 listed, I suppose it's a code they're allowed to use to save space. Then I googled what that "INS 407" was and it was carrageenan. Things that happen when you live in south america (although I supposed there are things unlisted in products in most countries).
     
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    Yeah, if I stop posting, you know what happened. :P
     
  4. OrangeJuiceManiac

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    but it's just a seaweed extract!!!!!!
     
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    Charcoal could limit it maybe?
     
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    walk it off, man!
    just be sure to have an extra giant carrot salad tomorrow.
     
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    :-D
     
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    :D
     
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    You're going to die.
     
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    from my experience seaweed might cause irritation the day you eat it but it doesnt leave any residue and
    is pretty much not that bad at all compared to most things....by the time you s**t the next day you wont have
    anything to worry about
     
  11. Dutchie

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    The only thing. I ever read about it,is that it can possibly interfere/obstruct proteinmetabolism
     
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    From "Food-junk and some mystery ailments: Fatigue, Alzheimer's, Colitis, Immunodeficiency." - Ray Peat

    From "Milk in context: allergies, ecology, and some myths" - Ray Peat

    Ray talks about this substance in several interviews and describes how in its natural form it is not carcinogenic but the problem is that the bacteria in our intestine break it down into its carcinogenic form. In this broken down form it is a very well know carcinogen.
     
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    I always wonder about stuff like this. Like, heavy whipping cream lists carrageenan as an ingredient. But half and half just lists cream and milk. I wonder if carrageenan is in the cream the half and half uses but doesn't need to be listed?
     
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    I get immediate bad reactions to eating this type of thing, like starting half an hour after, which I suppose happen due to a gut issue. What I had this time is what I can best describe as "weird breathing" for periods of about 45 minutes. Then my breathing returns to normal for a few hours, and then I might have another session of weird breathing. I think it's a tendency to hyperventilate, i.e., breath too fast, which makes me feel uncomfortable, and if I make a conscious effort to breath a bit slower, I feel better.

    I don't expect anyone to believe this, as I think it's very rare. In a few hours though the symptoms will be all gone.
     
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    I've found that mainstream "whipping cream" brands have carageenan and
    gums, but that natural or organic ones do not. I believe it is there to assist
    in making whipped cream, so I would assume there is no reason for them to
    add it to half & half.

    - Scott
     
  16. narouz

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    Weird breathing from carrageenins...
    I'm willing to believe it, j. :roll:
     
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    Should I not be eating seaweed?
     
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    its hard to say, in small amounts you will likely not notice anything...the fibers can apparently irritate the gut though
    They are very mineral rich though so for that reason are healthy

    One way around this if eating seaweed bothers you
    is to just make tea or broth with it, i like to add some to tea occasionaly
     
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    I don't know, but I think eating seaweed is very, very different from eating carrageenan.
     
  20. Dutchie

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    Why don't you just make your own chocolate milk? as I figured it'll probably must be easy?.....take some milk,put in some cacopowder and sugar/honey or whatever to sweeten it?
     
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