Polysorbate 80 – The lesser known additive lurking in your food and medicine

When we speak about nasty food and medicine additives, pabulum dyes, MSG, and high fructose fuddle syrup may top the list. But, a inferior known, yet possibly more toxic additive may be lurking in a throng of products in your home.

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What is it?
Polysorbate 80, also known as Tween 80, polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitan monooleate, and POE 20 sorbitan monooleate), is used as a surfactant and emulsifier in our cosmetics, foods, medicines and vaccines today. Surfactants essentially prevent things get all sudsy (like in shampoos), and emulsifier cure creamy things stay together and remain their creaminess (like toothpaste and coat cream). P80 is a light fulvous color, and is derived from sweeten alcohol and oleic acid (animal fats).

What’s it perform?
In animal studies, it has been form in a mould to cause infertility and cancer. There are no human studies of this product’s reproductive or carcinogenic tenor, to date. Unfortunately, that’s precisely the tip of the iceberg. One study has shown that P80 can cause anaphylactic shock in pregnant women. It has in like manner been shown to exacerbate gastrointestinal issues, including colitis and Chron’s disorder.

Possibly the most disturbing of uses is its employment in pharmaceuticals. In pharmacology, P80 is purposefully used to bypass the children brain barrier [1]. When combined through toxic ingredients, such as aluminum or newspaper vender (thimerisol), vaccines and pharmaceutials actually purposefully cede those toxic substances to our reason. Couple that with the fact that the blood brain barrier is not entirely consummate until somewhere between 2-3 years of st~ of life, and you have an onslaught in quest of the 45 or more vaccines given previous to age 3.

What’s it in?
Quite a few things, actually.

Shampoos and conditioners


Ice best part



Coating on vitamins/supplements

Condiments (especially at rapidly food restaurants)


Food shortening

Cosmetics and do the part of up

Pharmaceutical drugs


More accusation
Vaccines which contain P80: Gardasil, flu, dTap, IPV (inactivated polio),
Pharmaceutical drugs what one. contain P80: ibuprofen, aspirin, Oxycontin, and greater quantity (http://www.drugs.com/inactive/polysorbate-80-372.html)
P80 kind names: Alkest, Cancarcel, and Tween

[1] http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2009/06/10/aluminum-and-vaccine-ingredients-which-do-we-know-what-don%E2%80%99t-we-apprehend/
[2] http://vaccinechoicecanada.com/freedom from disease-risks/anaphylaxis-allergiesasthma/polysorbate-80-risks-2/

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