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Side Effects Of Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable glycerin, used in many oral medications, can cause adverse effects. Photo Credit Images

Vegetable glycerin, also called glycerol, is a type of liquid derived from a variety of vegetable oils and is used in various applications throughout the food-processing and pharmaceutical industries for its potential health benefits. In the food industry, glycerin is used as a preservative and sweetener, while the pharmaceutical industry uses it as a binding agent and lubricant in various medications. Despite its potential benefits, vegetable glycerin may cause adverse effects in some people. If you believe you are sensitive to glycerin, talk to your doctor.

While most forms of vegetable glycerin have a relatively low toxicity, some forms, especially propylene glycol, can have toxic effects when consumed in high quantities. According to the World Health Organization, too much propylene glycol can cause excess lactate to build up in the bloodstream and can lead to coma, convulsions and cardiovascular problems such as heart attack. However, the amount required to cause these reactions is high, making an overdose unlikely.

Some forms of vegetable glycerin may cause allergic reactions, especially if you are sensitive to oils, such as coconut and palm oil. Some vegetable glycerin compounds also contain sulfites, which are infused in the oil to extend the shelf life of the product, especially in the food manufacturing industry. According to the Cleveland Clinic, a sensitivity to sulfite can cause asthma-like symptoms and a generalized allergic reaction.

Some vegetable glycerins and glycols are known skin irritants, according to the book "Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine." When raw vegetable glycerins come in contact with your skin, they may cause skin allergies. Glycerin interacts with the natural oils on the surface of the skin and may cause itching and the appearance of hives or a rash. Washing your skin thoroughly with soap and water can help remove any vegetable glycerin remaining on your skin and help treat a skin reaction.

Vegetable glycerins can irritate your respiratory system and gastrointestinal tract. If vegetable glycerin is accidentally inhaled, it can irritate the mucous membranes in the lungs and cause wheezing, swelling of the tongue and upper respiratory tract infections. High amounts of oral vegetable glycerin can upset your stomach and result in nausea, diarrhea and in rare cases inflammation of your gastrointestinal tract, called gastroenteritis.

Source: www.livestrong.com


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I try to eat "healthy" everyday

2009-01-28 12:39:44 by eyelashcurler

And I do have a family I cook for. No I don't have to make separate meals. I just make more of the vegetables and good carbs and take a huge portion of those and eat them always first . leaving the fatty foods like beef and cheesy things very last. by the time i get to them i am pretty much full. I have been making sugar free jello for desert and yes I am a woman and My nails are doing great!
It just takes some re direction on eating habits.
And i eat chocolate and cake and crap too.. just in complete moderation.

Why are meat eaters so angry?

2008-07-21 10:43:57 by eyeshaveopened

Whenever i would be at work and i would be minding my own business and eating my own lunch i brought from home, the meat-eaters would always start attacking me. "ewww whats that?" "how could you eat that?" "dont you run out of things to eat?"
the list goes on and on.
my favorite:
"oh you care about animals so much, well you know you are killing the vegetables too! so what about that, huh?
blahblahblahblah
actually, i have a vast array of items i can eat and make ! they would all eat the same slimy hamburgers from mcdonalds everyday! and other disgusting greasy fast food all the time

I eat ramen, rice and beans, and pbj everyday

2010-02-15 19:05:41 by -

Im eating ramen and sugar toast for dinner right now.
i have rice and beans and pbj for lunch.
for breakfast i have oatmeal with peanut butter and sugar.
THATS ALL!! I eat this everyday. super cheap. been doing it since 1997 and im 31 weigh 120 lbs at 5'9" and i bike 150+ miles a week my blood pressure is 110/60 and my resting heartrate is under 60.
dont let these stupid food snobs tell you this is unhealthy. vegetables and fruits are stupid. they have no calories and waste of money.


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