What does a a slight, warm and tingling sensation on the palms of my hands mean? It invariably occurs within 10 minutes after eating any chicken, and it does not matter the cooking method. It is organic, free range chicken.c
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on September 08, 2012
at 12:53 AM
Doesn't sound like an allergy. Sounds like paresthesia related to beta-alanine. This is a very common side effect for athletes who take beta-alanine as a supplement. The studies I have read (cannot find a link, but I will look for one) suggest that consuming more than 10 mg per kg lean body mass is sufficient to induce paresthesia in people with beta-alanine sensitivity. Theoretically this could happen with chicken consumption, or you are sufficiently sensitive that you exhibit the symptoms at a lower level of beta-alanine.