I’d like everyone, who buys the popular brands of vitamins, herbs, etc. in your pharmacy’s and supermarkets, to look at the ingredients. Did you know the FDA approves of putting disodium phosphate, methylparabens, sodium phosphate, nitrous oxide, benzaldehyde, sodium benzoate, sodium starch, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, talc, sodium acetate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate and sodium pyrophosphate, tetra and many more additives in supplements, lotions, etc.
Where do I begin to tell you the side effects of these additives. Let’s start with sodium — too much sodium in any form can cause high blood pressure, especially people suffering from hypertension. How much salt is too much? Most people consume more than 3,000 mgs. per day or more. It’s wise to keep sodium intake below 3,000 a day. Keep in mind high blood pressure can lead to a stroke.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, nonflammable gas used as an anesthetic and in aerosols. This, of course, is toxic. Talc is a foliated mineral used to make talcum powder, which is a carcinogenic (National Toxicology Program 1993). Parabens were thought to be fairly safe, however, now, researchers from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, have found that alkyl hydroxy benzoate preservatives, otherwise known as parabens are weakly estrogenic. Parabens have many prefixes, namely ethyl-, methyl-, propyl- and butyl, which are used in some supplements that we ingest; as well as in creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioners that many people use daily.
Phosphate salts containing sodium, potassium, aluminum, or calcium appear to be safe for most people when used occasionally or short term. Regular-long-term use can upset the balance of phosphates and other chemicals in the body and should be monitored by a healthcare professional to avoid serious side effects.
Another thing that upsets me is when customers tell me they buy Fish Oils from discount stores. I have warned them for several years of the poisonous bi-products (pcb’s) and mercury that some brands contain, however, they rather save money instead of nourishing their bodies properly. They might listen if they here it on the NEWS.
The next time a skeptic comes into your health food store and says — you know natural medicine isn’t approved by the FDA, answer I know –but the FDA approves of toxins in Pharmaceutical supplements, foods and cosmetics.
People are concerned that products will go rancid, however, natural preservatives like grapefruit seed oil, other citrus seed oils, vitamin A, C & E are beneficial. I recommend beauty products by Avalon & Mega Foods, New Chapter or Rainbow Light vitamins.