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Mushroom intolerance: Ergothioneine and the OCTN1 gene

Mushrooms contain a healthy antioxidant called ergothioneine. But for people with a SLC22A4 genetic variant, this antioxidant can be too much of a good thing, leading to intestinal problems. Check your genetic data to see if you carry this mushroom intolerance variant.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Genes, and Gut Microbes

All of the general advice, fix your gut, eat more fiber, eat fermented foods, avoid sugar, grains, dairy, etc., may work for some but not for everyone. Take a good look at some of the genes that affect our microbiome.