I am new in this Paleo community forum, so this is my first entry (which is quite urgent). Thanks for continuing reading.
I have been on a strict autoimmune Paleo diet for around 6 weeks (so no grains, dairy, legumes, nightshades etc.). So far, I felt really well.
I heard that eating nutritional yeast should be safe. I did not know this food before and when I started to consume it, I did not know that it is only a food supplement, now I know and would not eat a big amount of it again.
I have had nutritional yeast in the past weeks (also in bigger amounts - not enriched in vitamin b12). It was always fine to eat it and I felt good.
But today, I tried for the first time nutritional yeast enriched in vitamin b12. It was so delicious I ate around 10-15 teaspoons of it. ! Some minutes later I got a real big rush all over my skin and my ears got really red and hot! I felt really allergic to it. I checked online and saw that the recommended daily amount should not exceed 1-2 teaspoons! Apparently nutritional yeast contains loads of purines which can create an abundance of uric acid (which has been associated with several ailments, including gout.) So now I'm scared I irritated my body too much and I will develop a gout.
I will definitely not eat anymore nutritional yeast in big amounts, only as a supplement.
Can someone tell me if I should make a blood test or see a doctor?
I'm sorry, I don't have any information on that and when I Googled it nothing popped up giving suggestions for those who might have overdosed. The heat/rush you felt does sound similar to the impact Niacin has on the body though. Since Niacin is a B vitamin, and you ate so much of the nutritional yeast, that may be part of what you experienced. How have you been feeling since this morning?
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2014 18:48:27 GMT -5 by MindyK
Mindy Kissner, CHHC, LCSW, CACII
Certified Holistic Health Coach, Therapist,
and Addictions Counselor