Acesulfame potassium, also known as Acesulfame K or Ace K is 180-200 times sweeter than table sugar. Although it has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, its safety is still questioned by bodies such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Containingacetoacetic acid, the sweetner hampers the metabolism. Connections have been with this substance and the development of breast tumors. Also Methylene chloride is used in processing as a solvent which otherwise is used in other commercial applications like paint stripper, degreaser and propellant gas. Its use in the food industry is contentious, and exposure to this chemical compound over a prolonged period of time can result in: Headaches
Liver complications
Mental confusion
Cancerous developments
Visual impairment
Renal diseases
In addition to all that acesulfame potassium causes there is an increase in insulin secretion and hypoclyemia in other cases. Not good. Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/acesulfame-potassium-side-effects.html
Potassium citrate is a potassium salt of citric acid with the molecular formula C6H5K3O7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_citrate.
It “attaches to calcium in the urine, preventing the formation of mineral crystals that can develop into kidney stones. Potassium citrate also prevents the urine from becoming too acidic. This helps prevent uric acid or cystine kidney stones from forming.” http://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/potassium-citrate-for-kidney-stones.
It is “a medication that belongs to the urinary alkalinizer class of drugs, and is mainly used as a non-irritating diuretic. It’s considered to be a urinary pH modifier, which works to reduce the amount of acid in the urine. Effective in the treatment and management of a variety of medical disorders, including urinary calculi (kidney stones), cystine kidney stones, renal tubular acidosis, gout and hypokalemia, potassium citrate is being prescribed for patients that need to limit their intake of potassium and sodium. it’s employed to decrease the danger of crystalluria during sulfonamide therapy and increase the effectiveness of some of antibiotics.” http://www.ehow.com/about_5037662_potassium-citrate.html
Are we being treated for gall stones? There’s got to be a connected to what they’re feeding us.
Red dye 40 is a complicated chemical compound and a derivative of petroleum. “Red 40 may cause symptoms of hypersensitivity in some people, including swelling around the mouth, and it may also cause hives. The colorant might contain contaminants that may contribute to cancer in humans and could trigger hyperactivity in children. In a handful of studies, Red 40 damaged the DNA of mice, according to the CSPI.” –Livestrong at http://www.livestrong.com/article/445428-is-red-40-food-coloring-dangerous-to-your-health/
Polysorbate 60 is an emulsifier used in processing foods and pharmaceuticals which works like monoglycerides and diglycerides in imitation creams, baked goods and frozen desserts. An emulsifier is a substance added to a water and oil solution to bind the ingredients so that the mixture stays mixed.
“According to the Journal of National Cancer Institute, the Journal of Nutrition and the FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series, polysorbate 60 can cause detrimental reproductive effects, organ toxicity and cancer in high doses. However, the FDA designated the chemical as safe for limited use in food. According to the Environmental Canada Domestic Substance List, polysorbate 60 is not suspected as an environmental toxin.”
The FDA recommends allowable limits, however; the FDA is not going to hold itself accountable for every individual’s dietary practices.
Potassium sorbate is the last ingredient on the list. This is the potassium salt of sorbic acid, a chemical compound which is very water soluble. It is a food preservative also used for wine and personal care products. “While sorbic acid is naturally occurring in some berries, virtually all of the world’s production of sorbic acid, from which potassium sorbate is derived, is manufactured synthetically.” –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_sorbate
Toxicity of potassium sorbate is akin to that of table salt. Prolonged use of the preservative could lead to: Allergic reactions
Nausea
Diarrhea
Nutrient loss in food
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/are-there-potassium-sorbate-dangers-and-side-effects.html
With all the chemicals, the perservatives, the harmful synthetic and often hidden or unexplained ingredients and the various side effects to them, why aren’t we returning to basics? There still exists natural ways to do things. Why all the over-processing? Are maufacturers preparing for something? All the ingredients in this blog were only listed on the product’s label in a sort shorthand. What doesn’t appear are other dangerous chemicals and synthetic materials that are combined with what’s shown on the label. And of course, there are no warnings or full disclosures. Research what goes in your grocery basket, on your dinner table, and in your family’s mouths. Be safe. Be wise. Stay healthy.
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