Food Containing Ribonucleotides – The Ribo Rash from Food Additives 635, 627 and 631

Chemicals & Additives are hiding in your foods!

Chemicals & Additives are hiding in your foods!

This additive is salty and savory just like MSG. It is found in many of the same foods as MSG. The chemical name is Ribonucleotide, and often the reaction people get from eating it is an extremely itchy, irritable rash which we call the ‘Ribo Rash.’

If you think seaweed crackers are healthy you are wrong!!
If you think flavored tofu is healthy you are wrong!!

We are being poisoned slowly by these additives. People from all over the world are being affect by intolerances and allergies to food additives more than ever before. It is so important to eat a diet that is natural, whole and pure.

This additive, can be ANY of the following 3 names or numbers on a food label and they are universal, i.e. the same in every country in the world:

Ribonucleotide – #635 – E635

Disodium Guanylate – #627 – E627

Disodium Inosinate – #631 – E631

It is often used in combination with MSG, monosodium glutamate or #621.

Look for 635, 627 and 631 in tasty, salty processed foods such as:

Instant noodles, flavoured potato chips, Doritos, Pringles

Flavored (eg BBQ, chicken) biscuits and rice crackers

Packet or canned soups or stocks and stock cubes

Meat pies, hot dogs, sausage rolls

Some instant mashed potato

Seasoning in the stuffing of supermarket fresh chickens

Flavouring salt added to rotisseried chickens

Flavour added to frozen turkey

Pre-prepared or instant sauces, gravies and meals

Salad dressing, flavored tuna

Devondale Light with Calcium

Pasta meals including macaroni cheese

Marinated meat from your butcher

Sausages from your supermarket or butcher

Wasabi covered peas and most wasabi sauces

Some fast foods such as chicken, french fries, batter for fish, Burger King’s veggie burger, everything from KFC (it’s in their chicken salt)

Check even fresh chicken labels closely as there have been some recent reports

Pre-packaged curry sauces

Flavored tofu products (tofu hot dogs, tofu burgers, etc)

Oyster sauce

Green hot sauces used in Middle Eastern dishes (usually served with falafel/hummus)

Check all labels for soy sauces, oyster sauces, jars of curry and Asian sauces

Some salsas – check labels

I still have to watch labels and always be aware of what I am eating.

Foods to Avoid, All Containing Artificial Flavoring

Foods to Avoid, All Containing Artificial Flavoring

If you think you are having a reaction to ribonucleotides or you want to ask me specific questions about my rash, please do not hesitate to contact me.

For additional information, read my personal story of suffering from the ‘Ribo Rash.’
To learn about food labeling, go to: The Truth in Food Labeling – Food Additives to Avoid & Hidden Sources of MSG

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Jennifer Thompson has been working with raw food, juices, smoothies and detox for over two decades to help people heal. Today, she shares her expertise worldwide, offering lectures, workshops, training and one-on-one consultations at various health and detox retreat centers. She provides Iridology Readings & Health Coaching via Skype and Phone to clients and continues to educate, motivate and inspire others on their journey of healing. When she’s not working, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains, power-walking along the sea or globe-trotting to a new and exotic health destination.
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  1. Rebecca
    Rebecca says:

    I just want to know if what I’m having is ribo rash. After eating Chinese food around six I went to bed around 8 and woke up between 3-4 vomiting and I have small red dots around my face and eyes. I haven’t been able to keep food down for the whole day (26 hours total now) and my joints are killing me. When I was younger my parents thought I had a gluten intolerance, but that wasn’t the case. Also I have severe cramping in my torso all over, not on my cycle. If this is so, is there anything I can eat that I won’t throw up? Tried toast, but that came up after about 2 hours.

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Rebecca,

      I can’t say for sure if you are having a reaction like the ribo rash, but I can tell you that in my personal experience I have had all of your symptoms when having a reaction to the ribo rash additives. Everything you describe – including the red dots, pain in the joints and even vomiting – I have also experienced. When it used to happen to me (now no longer does because I avoid those foods – Chinese food would be a complete disaster for me and is something I have not eaten in more than 12 years), I would take 4-6 Activated Charcoal capsules with a small glass of water immediately upon realized that I got “hit.” Then I would wait 20-30 minutes and re-assess how I feel. If still feeling itchiness, pain or nausea I take another 4-6 capsules with water. During that time, I will not eat any other food to allow the charcoal to completely absorb the bad stuff. Even if it was food poisoning, the charcoal will help for that too…although with bacterial food poisoning I would never get red bumps or an itchy rash.

      The charcoal always helped me to reduce the impact of the additives because it can absorb the chemical additives. After 2 hours of feeling better, I may eat some organic banana just to settle my stomach. And then more fresh fruits in the next 24 hours to help the colon move out all the food (and charcoal – on that note it does turn the poo black). I would never take charcoal every day because it will also absorb the nutrition from food. I now use it for a remedy to deal with my food additive intolerances in cases where I didn’t know that something bad was in the food. It’s rare these days that I need to take it, maybe a few times a year…but I always have it on hand for the times when I may need it.

      My best,

      Jennifer

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Stacey,

      Riboflavin is not Ribonucleotide and should not cause a Ribonuceotide-induced rash. It’s important to track what you are eating for up to 24-36 hours BEFORE the onset of your rash since many times there is a delayed reaction and another food coming into play. In your case, you may also have to look at a normal intolerance to sunflower (a fairly common allergen) as I know you mentioned having a cracker with that ingredient in your email to me. If taking out sunflower and looking at ALL foods in a reasonable timeframe doesn’t show improvement, then the next step would be to consider heavy metal toxicity and look at doing some detox in that area, but I would not know for sure without doing an iridology assessment. Hope that helps and many blessings to your health!

      My best,

      Jennifer

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Stacey,

      Riboflavin is not Ribonucleotide and should not cause a Ribonuceotide-induced rash. It’s important to track what you are eating for up to 24-36 hours BEFORE the onset of your rash since many times there is a delayed reaction and another food coming into play. In your case, you may also have to look at a normal intolerance to sunflower (a fairly common allergen) as I know you mentioned having a cracker with that ingredient in your email to me. If taking out sunflower and looking at ALL foods in a reasonable timeframe doesn’t show improvement, then the next step would be to consider heavy metal toxicity and look at doing some detox in that area, but I would not know for sure without doing an iridology assessment. Hope that helps and many blessings to your health!

      My best,

      Jennifer

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  2. Melanie
    Melanie says:

    Thank you so much for this information. I have been struggling for the past year (at least) with insane rashes, swelling, numbness in extremeties and inflammation. I have an allergy to MSG, so now I know what else to be avoiding. I was at the end of my rope with this so can’t wait to see if avoiding these additatives has an impact. Definitely considering raw foods as a new way of eating. A few years back I was getting terrible migraines and a week long juice diet seemed to resolve symptoms, wonder if this was the culprit all along. Looking on Google at people’s rashes it looks the same (and I’ve been looking at a lot of different conditions rash types trying to figure what is happening to me). What tipped me off to it being a food allergy is after eating certain foods the existing rashes got more inflammed/itchy/burning. Going Gluten and Lactose free didn’t help (much), I was still eating (albeit less of) these nasty 600’s (sure enough going through my cupboards there’s a ton of food with them in it). Will try post back in a few weeks and let others who may find this later know if this helped. Would be interesting to know if people from Australia/NZ are more susceptible since this is where the main info seems to be coming from (Immanuel originally from NZ but been in the USA for a number of years now). I also have a genetic predisposition to gout would be interesting to know if that plays a role also. Again thank you, this is the first thing I’ve found that seems promising to resolving this inflammatory nightmare.

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Hi Melanie,

      Thanks for sharing your story and I wish you much luck and healing in your road to recovery! I have not seen that people in NZ/AU are more susceptible to this; rather they are just more open to consider food additives being an actual chemical that can cause real damage. In the USA/Europe people are much more brain-washed to believe everything that a person in a white coat says, including that it’s just “all in your head” and you need to take anti-depressants for the rest of your life. (I have heard hundreds of stories just like that, sadly.)

      In terms of gout, it’s the issue of elevated uric acids levels which of course is a metabolic waste. These particular additives are known to raise uric acid levels so they can bring on an attack of gout. If you have a history of gout in your family, it shows a certain level of kidney weakness and you will be more sensitive to foods that raise uric acid levels. On that note, it’s always a good idea to do 3-6 months of gentle kidney cleansing as a way to recover and strengthen your body after you get the nasty 600’s out of your diet.

      My best,

      Jennifer

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  3. mojjo
    mojjo says:

    Hi
    The things you have discuss and the pics you have displayed shares lot of similarities with me.
    It all started to happen 7 yrs back thats after few years of me moving to Aus.
    For first 3 years, I did not had a problem then i seem to have sleepless nights and red-face and mostly below lip redish..
    Intially I thought it might be the shaving, so i changed the pattern and blades and started using cold water… Things were okay but problem persisted.. Every year the situation flares up (thats every year since last 7 years), going to specialist wont help, Trying flu tablets changing them gives some relief..
    I am vegetarian and so i dont take flu shots.. but I have diary in my diet.
    After speaking to many folks and tracking my patterns it was my conclusion, this happens during change of season – lower lip starts to get red, then it swells and then have bumps (not puss but kinda pimple and painful and eventually flare ups) – It was my realization may be post winter when plants starts to pollinate and grass tries to grow quicker – cows eating those same new fresh springly grasses which gets pass on to me causing me major issues…
    I have no history of any allergies or ever had issues with pollen – may be since i moved from warmer place..
    It has hit me hard and i feel really confused – no GP or specialized are able to help.. and i cant give up drinking milk or dairy…
    Should i stop eating dairy – I am vegetarian and rely on Dairy.. Is it the grass growing in sping passing some pollens or something to cows via milk… am i allergetic.. i am so confused, this keeps coming randomly every year even sometimes in winter… !!!!

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  4. Kath
    Kath says:

    Continued, I gave my son Special K cereal yesterday and within 2 minutes his whole face flared up and was like that all day. Then I read the label on packet and it has Riboflavin and barley malt extract, he also had a BBQ chook with skin the night before. He scratched all night every night and where there isn’t a rash.

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    • Jennifer
      Jennifer says:

      Hi Kath, You’re definitely into something with the BBQ chicken. The Special K could have had just enough inflammatory effect to blow up the skin from the food eaten the day before. Perfect breakfast for a child (and family): a healthy green smoothie! I’ve had so many parents client with children affected by these additives….their bodies are smaller and they simply cannot handle all the added chemicals in food. Cleaning out his diet now will prepare him for a healthy, happy childhood and life! Keep up the good detective work! My best, Jennifer

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  5. Kath
    Kath says:

    My son was diagnosed with eczema when he was 2years old and he is now 4.5years old and his skin is worse. We have to put strong cortisone creams on him every day plus ointment, his eyelids have been red and itchy for over 6 mths n

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  6. Paige
    Paige says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    I have been randomly breaking out in a rash all over my face that looks very close to your pictures. It’s mainly around my eyes and mouth.

    I live in Louisiana where seasoning is a way of life. I noticed the breakouts after I ate boiled crawfish on two separate occasions. Then I got a breakout after I ate things that are seasoned with Tony Chachere’s.

    I know it is not the natural seasonings such as salt, red pepper, black pepper etc. because I have experimented with all. I do however, eat other foods listed on your site and do not get a breakout.

    Do you think it is still possible I am allergic to this “new MSG” even if I don’t get a breakout every time I eat it?

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    • Jennifer
      Jennifer says:

      Hi Paige,

      Certainly there are different concentrations of ribonucleotides in different foods that use these additives. It may be that you are having a mild reaction now, and only reaction to the foods with higher concentrations. In my experience, over time people will usually become more sensitive and start reacting to all ribo foods. The rash becomes worse and starts to spread to more areas of the body. They may also start to experience heart palpitations as their reactions get more severe. So, please pay close attention to labels and try to avoid any foods containing suspicious ingredients. If you stop seeing any reaction, then you know that your condition was related to the food additives. Your quality of food will improve, and so will your health!

      Be well and many blessings to your health,

      Jennifer

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  7. Ester Morales
    Ester Morales says:

    Dear Jennifer, I read your story and am so happy for you and so disappointed that you were not able to find a doctor to help you.
    I am a very healthy woman that eats organic foods, walks the park
    every morning with my dog and does not eat junk food. I never get
    sick. Well, a few days ago i developed this itchy red rash on the out
    side corner of both eyes. My eye lids itch also. I went to the doctor
    today and she seemed puzzled. She gave me two prescriptions, one
    for Loratadine 10mg and some eye drops that i will need to pick up
    today. The eye drops cost $134.00 She said if it does not clear up in 5 days to come back and see her
    Hope to hear from you, Godspeed, em

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    • Jennifer
      Jennifer says:

      Hello Ester, I am very sorry to hear about your suffering. Legally, I cannot advise you against anything your doctor has prescribed. You can always make your own choices, check your food labels, look for ‘offending foods,’ and eliminate them from your diet while you are on the drops. If you read my latest article called ‘Why I don’t eat 90% of the ‘foods’ at WholeFoods‘, you may soon realize that you need to check all labels on all foods, forever and always. Your definition of ‘junk food’ and my definition of ‘junk food’ may indeed be very, very different.

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  8. mark adolphus
    mark adolphus says:

    WoW! I found your site after noticing burger king burgers made my face itchy 10 minutes after eating one. I have had bad itching and eczema for about 3 years now and could not work out what was causing it but i had a suspicion it was food/tobacco/alcohol/milk/wheat or yeast, but my experiments to find out didn’t bring me to a conclusion… All the foods on your list are ones that have been pesent in my diet when I have been itchy! i will give them a miss from now on and see how I go. I have a good feeling about this Thankyou 😀 (and thanks Google)

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  9. Lore Dowell
    Lore Dowell says:

    I just started a raw food diet after watching a few documentaries. “Forks over Knives” being one of them. I am 56 going on 57 this month and I had my annual physical and found out that my weight had ballooned by ten pounds. Since I have been on a raw foods diet (100%), I’ve lost 17 pounds, have energy to work out almost every day of the week (1 hour to 2 hours each work-out). I’m so excited about my new way of eating. I also am working on cutting out all caffeine. I’m down to one cup per day instead of 4-6 mugs. I sleep better…I’ve suffered from insomnia a few times per week, which left me exhausted during the day. I also stopped drinking (not a big drinker but enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner. Wine would just make me tired or make my face get red – how can that be good for you? Now, I get the same benefits as a glass of red wine by eating red grapes.

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  10. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    I know when I quit eating processed foods 5 years ago as well as eating vegan my skin problems disappeared. People started telling me my skin glowed. A LOT of my medical problems disappeared quickly and others over time. Non-processed foods are the way to go. I don’t have to wonder about what is in my food anymore. It’s fresh, whole and organic. So much easier way to live. 🙂

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    • Jennifer
      Jennifer says:

      Great to hear your success story Wendy, thanks for sharing – people need to know how easy it is if they only make better choices for their health!

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  11. AndrewChan
    AndrewChan says:

    I have stopped ALL forms of processed food. The price i have to pay for that is not money (since cooking whole foods yourself is not expensive), but only looking weird and anal to some people.

    But it is worth it! Everyday i chuckle at people eating chemicals and garbage while i feel good. I no longer have sinusitis, iches, and all the other problems. And survival seems like a done deal. It is about living at your best, allowing the full range of your genes to express themselves properly, and thus triving. I can even feel my neurons regenerating and my immune system is producing more adult stem cells to repair slow growing tissues.

    I eat beans, grains, vegetables, and raw aloe vera (contains polymannose essential for cellular communication)

    Lets prove it to them who are the idiots who complain about the price of everything but yet eat expensive garbage and pay for expensive medical treatments that cannot solve their problems!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! It is a good laugh, it is a good life!

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    • Jennifer
      Jennifer says:

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for your comment and congratulations on your transition out of de-vitalized foods. Hopefully the rest of the world will hear more and more stories like yours and understand how their health is totally related to and dependent on the quality of their food.

      Keep spreading the world! People deserve to know the truth 🙂

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  12. Name (required)
    Name (required) says:

    I’m so glad to get this information because I have had rash all over my body for two months and I don’t know what cause it. I will try to stop using all seasoning in my food and let see

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    • Jennifer
      Jennifer says:

      Initially it may seem like you are missing out, but believe me feeling good is so much better than the taste of any food! You can still eat processed food if you want of course, but stick to plain flavors – plain potato chips, plain rice crackers, hummus, plain tofu, etc. and realize that your body will feel better, your mind will be clearer, your emotions will be more stable and you won’t have an itchy awful rash and believe me there is no comparison – I would never want to have that rash again – it ruined my life for 2.5 years – I am more than surviving without them, I am thriving!! 🙂

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