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Are there serious risks for chicken pox vaccine for adults? - Page 2post #22 of 972/17/13 at 5:01ampost #23 of 972/17/13 at 12:45pmpost #24 of 972/17/13 at 3:08pm
For the OP,
Here are the ingredients of the shingles vaccine (as put forth by Merck):
ZOSTAVAX is a lyophilized preparation of the Oka/Merck strain of live, attenuated varicella-zoster virus (VZV). ZOSTAVAX, when reconstituted as directed, is a suspension for subcutaneous administration. Each 0.65-mL dose contains a minimum of 19,400 PFU (plaque-forming units) of Oka/Merck strain of VZV when reconstituted and stored at room temperature for up to 30 minutes.
Each dose contains 31.16 mg of sucrose, 15.58 mg of hydrolyzed porcine gelatin, 3.99 mg of sodium chloride, 0.62 mg of monosodium L-glutamate, 0.57 mg of sodium phosphate dibasic, 0.10 mg of potassium phosphate monobasic, 0.10 mg of potassium chloride; residual components of MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein; and trace quantities of neomycin and bovine calf serum. The product contains no preservatives. (Source)
All of these are manmade.....none of these are naturally occuring substances meant to enter the bloodstream. Some are known neurotoxins... all of these have the potential to cause harm.... some more so in particular people...though you can not determine who is more susceptible to a harmful reaction.
Your decision is yours, but yes....it certainly has the potential to harm.post #25 of 972/17/13 at 3:16pmpost #26 of 972/17/13 at 3:22pmpost #27 of 972/17/13 at 3:34pmpost #28 of 972/17/13 at 3:41pmpost #29 of 972/17/13 at 7:20pmYou can't seriously think the form in these shots are natural? It's one thing to turn your head to the danger, but to deny it's formed in a lab and not taken directly from nature? Im sorry, I truly font mean to come across rude, but that's really being naive to me.. they are man made. Msg is not natural... free glutamates, yes... not this form nor the forms of the others mentioned.
I answered the original question and provided correct information. Im finished. Good luck lydilu. Hope you find the information you sought for.post #30 of 972/17/13 at 7:32pmpost #31 of 972/17/13 at 7:36pmpost #32 of 972/17/13 at 7:39pmpost #33 of 972/17/13 at 7:44pmpost #34 of 972/17/13 at 7:46pmpost #35 of 972/18/13 at 12:59am
Rrrrachel and Chickabiddy - thanks for making me smile over my breakfast this morning. :)
Perhaps deadly nightshade (belladonna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadly_nightshade), or digitalis (the toxic thing in Foxgloves: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitalis#Toxicity) would be better examples of natural things which are not very safe to introduce into your body! ;)post #36 of 972/18/13 at 7:12ampost #37 of 972/18/13 at 7:22ampost #38 of 972/18/13 at 7:55ampost #39 of 972/18/13 at 8:33am
I get so tired of this natural=good, artificial=bad oversimplification. There are many products existing in nature that are toxic, and artificial products that have contributed greatly to people's lives. Plus products that exist in nature can be synthesized commercially and are identical in structure to the naturally occurring ones. Like Chickabiddy said, sodium chloride is sodium chloride is sodium chloride.
As for MSG as neurotoxin, I tried and failed to find any information in any sort of reputable source about what dose would actually cause neurotoxicity or what the mechanism was, and orthodoxmom doesn't seem to want to share her information, so *shrug*.post #40 of 972/20/13 at 11:42amQuote:Quote:
Glutamic acid is in a class of chemicals known as excitotoxins, high levels of which have been shown in animal studies to cause damage to areas of the brain unprotected by the blood–brain barrier and that a variety of chronic diseases can arise out of this neurotoxicity. There has been debate among scientists on the significance of these findings since the early 1970s, when John Olney found that high levels of glutamic acid caused damage to the brains of infant mice. The debate is complex and has focused mainly on whether the increase in plasma glutamate levels from typical ingestion levels of glutamate is enough to cause neurotoxicity and on whether humans are susceptible to the neurotoxicity from glutamic acid seen in some animal experiments.
At a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in 1990, the delegates had a split opinion on the issues related to neurotoxic effects from excitotoxic amino acids found in some additives such as monosodium glutamate.
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