Sulfite Sensitivity

Definition of Sulfite Sensitivity:

A person can develop sulfite sensitivity (allergy) at any point in their life but the cause is often unknown.  Sulfites are sulfur-based compounds that are added by food manufacturers and restaurants for many purposes such as reducing discoloration of light-colored fruits and vegetables; preventing black spots on seafood; inhibiting the growth of microorganisms in fermented foods such as wine; conditioning dough; maintaining the stability and potency of certain medications.  The most common symptom is difficulty in breathing.  Sulfites give off the gas sulfur dioxide, which can cause irritation in the lungs and cause a severe asthma attack for those who suffer from asthma.  Responses vary; sulfites can also cause chest tightness, nausea, hives, or even anaphalactic shock.

Topics Related to Sulfite Sensitivity

Asthma

...recommendation Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
“...When given sublingually prior to a sulfite challenge, vitamin B12 appears to be especially effective in cases of asthma caused by sulfite sensitivity...”
...recommendation Molybdenum
“...Because of its involvement with sulfur, it may be warranted to use in asthma that is associated with sulfite sensitivity...”
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Molybdenum

...as a treatment
“...Because of its involvement with sulfur, it may be warranted for use in cases of asthma that are associated with sulfite sensitivity...”

Sulfite Sensitivity

...the condition
“...A person can develop sulfite sensitivity at any point in life...”
...recommendation Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
“Supplementation with B12 may reduce sulfite sensitivity...”
...recommendation Molybdenum
“Molybdenum deficiency may be responsible for sulfite sensitivity since it is a cofactor for sulfite oxidase...”
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