Much has been said about the benefit of consuming chicken essence, I thought I would shed some light on some contraindications (Cases it shouldn’t be taken):
High cholesterol: People who have high cholesterol especially the bad guy (LDL, Low-density lipoprotein) should refrain from taking chicken essence. Chicken essence will raise the formation of cholesterol. With higher amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, they will be deposited on the inner vessel walls, making artery ‘hardened’. The artery wall becomes thickened and looses its elasticity, posing conditions such as atherosclerosis and coronary atherosclerotic heart disease.
High blood pressure or Hypertension: Chicken essence can raise blood pressure. Chronic high blood pressure leads to secondary heart related diseases such as myocardial thickening (thickening of heart muscles) and enlarged heart.
Renal function: Chicken essence contains a few small molecular proteins. They can be burden for patients with acute nephritis, chronic or acute functional renal failure and uremia. Because of inferior renal function, kidney system is not able to manage the byproducts of these proteins, which may further lead to renal azotemia, worsening the conditions.
Gastric acidity: Chicken soup/essence has a remarkable effect on stimulating gastric acid. People with gastric ulcer, hyper gastric acidity and upper gastrointestinal bleeding may be affected by taking chicken essence.