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Disgusting – Drink That Gives You A Tan

Caught this on CBS Early Show – this product slims you and gives you a tan!!!

When asked if all the ingredients were natural, Keri Glassman (DIETICIAN!!!) says something to the effect, “they are acceptable”.

WOULD YOU FEED YOUR FAMILY FOOD THAT IS ACCEPTABLE OR HEALTH-ENHANCING?


Health-Edible-TanSticks

Ingredients: Maltodextrins, cactus fruit extract, acerola extract (of which vitamin C), natural flavours, fructose, acidifying agents: malic and citric acids, meadowsweet extract, thickeners: guar and xanthan gum, tomato fruit extract, green tea leaf extract, substances of mineral provisions (sodium selenite and zinc sulphate), sweetner: sucralose and potassium acesulfame, medium chain triglycerides. Contains soy.

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Here’s what I extracted from wikipedia on two of the ingredients, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, SUCRALOSE:

“Acesulfame potassium is a calorie-free artificial sweetener, also known as Acesulfame K or Ace K (K being the symbol for potassium), and marketed under the trade names Sunett and Sweet One. In the European Union, it is known under the E number (additive code) E950. It was discovered accidentally in 1967 by German chemist Karl Clauss at Hoechst AG (now Nutrinova).[1] In chemical structure, acesulfame potassium is the potassium salt of 6-methyl-1,2,3- oxathiazine-4(3H)-one 2,2-dioxide. It is a white crystalline powder with molecular formula C4H4KNO4S and a molecular weight of 201.24.[2]

Safety concerns

As with aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, and other sweeteners that are sweeter than common sugars, there is concern over the safety of acesulfame potassium. Although studies of these sweeteners show varying and controversial degrees of dietary safety, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has approved these for use as general-purpose sweetening agents. Critics of the use of acesulfame potassium say the chemical has not been studied adequately and may be carcinogenic, although these claims have been dismissed by the US FDA[5] and by equivalent authorities in the European Union.[6]

Several potential problems associated with the use of acesulfame have been raised. They are based largely on animal studies since testing on humans remains limited. The findings showed the following:

Acesulfame K has been shown to stimulate insulin secretion in rats in a dose-dependent fashion thereby possibly aggravating reactive hypoglycemia (“low blood sugar attacks”).[7]

Rodent studies have shown no increased incidence of tumors in response to administration of acesulfame K. [8]

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PLUS, YOU SEE THE LAST BIT OF THE INGREDIENT LIST, “CONTAINS SOY” – Genetically Altered Soy???

WATCH “FOOD INC” or go to http://www.truefoodnow.org and UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MAY BE FEEDING YOUR FAMILY.

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August 18, 2009 - Posted by | Toxic Toxic Toxic

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