A laboratory technician places some of the fluid on a slide and looks for monosodium urate crystals under a microscope.
The non-natural treats have monosodium glutamate, which some people need to avoid, and, thought it's not enough to require noting that they contain trans fats, partially hydrogenated oil is used in the conventional Cheetos.
Alcohol, cigarette smoke, and monosodium glutamate (MSG, added to many Asian foods) may also exacerbate a mitochondrial disorder.
Among these are yellow dye number 5, which can cause hives; and monosodium glutamate, which produces flushing, headaches, and chest pain.
Food dyes and colorings like tartrazine, preservatives like benzoates, BHT and BHA, flavor enhancers like monosodium glutamate (MSG), and sweeteners like aspartame have also been suspected asthma triggers.