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Possible side effects:
Reactions in humans include asthma attacks, allergic reactions, liver and kidney damage, and gastric irritation.
Other side effects of consumption are stomach and skin irritability, as well as allergic reactions that impact breathing. It may also cause kidney and liver problems.

In addition to being an endocrine disrupter based on this latest analysis, results in a previous study by the National Toxicology Program (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) showed that propyl gallate caused various types of cancer and other health problems in rats, including:

  • Thyroid tumors in male rats
  • Rare brain tumors in low-dose females
  • Prostate inflammation
  • Mostly benign tumors of the preputial gland (glands that produce pheromones)
  • Pancreatic tumors
  • Adrenal gland tumors in low-dose males

Although the FDA considers propyl gallate safe, in other countries it is in extremely limited use.

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Hard Keeper Solution

By Vita-Flex Nutrition

Other Declared Ingredients:
Corn distiller’s dried grains with solubles, soybean oil, ground flax, calcium carbonate, Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product dehydrated, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product dehydrated, Enterococcus faecium fermentation product dehydrated, Lactobacillus fermentum fermentation product dehydrated, Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product dehydrated, Lactobacillus casei fermentation product dehydrated, Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product dehydrated, Pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product dehydrated, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product dehydrated, Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation product dehydrated, Bacillus subtilis fermentation product dehydrated, dextrose, natural and artificial flavors; BHA, BHT, Citric Acid and propyl gallate (as preservatives).

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Nitrates and nitrites are chemicals used in fertilizers, in rodenticides (to kill rodents), and as food preservatives

Nitrites and nitrates belong to a class of chemicals called nitrosamines that are created by a chemical reaction between nitrites or other proteins.

Nitrosamines have long been shown to be harmful to both humans and animals.

In testing, more than 90 percent of nitrosamines are carcinogens.

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Yummy Flavored Pellets for Picky Eaters
By SmartPak

Other Declared Ingredients:
Carrot Pellets, Moisture, Dry Matter, Crude Protein, Adjusted Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fiber, Neutral Detergent Fiber, NFC, TDN,NEL, NEM,NEG, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Sulfur, Nitrates, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Horse TDN, Horse DE, APPLE PELLETS, Soluble Dietary Fiber, Insoluble Dietary Fiber, Crude Fiber, Ash, Fat, Protein, Sugars, Carbohydrates, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Zinc, Manganese, Copper

Serious Side effects: According to studies, sodium nitrite/nitrate is linked to certain kinds of cancer, colon cancer, especially once the meat has been subjected to high-temperatures (e.g. Barbecuing).

Under certain conditions, sodium nitrite and nitrate (react with amino acids) and  form cancer-causing chemicals called nitrosamines.

It has also been linked to birth defects.

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In animal studies, eating trans fat also promotes obesity and resistance to insulin, the precursor to diabetes.
Hydrogenated vegetable oils are created where hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to make a longer-lasting, solid fat form.

Companies use hydrogenated oil because they give food a desirable texture and taste and help them last a long time.

As a rich source of trans fats, or trans fatty acids, or hydrogenated vegetable oil can increase your LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol; lower your HDL, or “good,” cholesterol; and increase your risk for heart attack and stroke.

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by Kentucky Equine Research, Inc.

Other Declared Ingredients:

Monoglycerides, Sodium Bicarbonate, Hydrogenated vegetable oil.

Additional information:
It also promotes inflammation, an over activity of the immune system that has been implicated in heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Eating trans fat also reduces the normal healthy responsiveness of endothelial cells, the cells that line all of our blood vessels.

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Propylene Glycol serves as a principal component of fiberglass, antifreeze, engine coolants, deicers, brake fluids, certain processed foods.
Ethylene glycol, is commonly used in acrylic paints, brake fluid, antifreeze, tile grout, primer, sealant paste, floor polish, tyre sealant and shoe polish.
It is the continuous, day-after-day feeding of this controversial chemical that worries me.

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Conquer Liquid

By Kinetic Technologies, LLC

Other Declared Ingredients:
Carboxymethycellulose, citric acid, distilled water, natural apple flavoring, propylene glycol and sodium benzoate.

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Conquer® Equine Gel

By Kinetic Technologies, LLC

Other Declared Ingredients:
Carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid, distilled water, natural apple flavoring, propylene glycol and sodium benzoate.

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By Select The Best

Other Declared Ingredients:
Carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid, distilled water, natural apple flavoring, propylene glycol and sodium benzoate.
MSDS (referencing humans)Ingestion: It may cause gastrointestinal tract irritation. It may affect behavior/central nervous system (CNS depression, general anesthetic, convulsions, seizures, somnolence, stupor, muscle contraction or spasticity, coma), brain (changes in surface EEG), metabolism, blood (intravascular hemolysis, white blood cells – decreased neutrophil function), respiration (respiratory stimulation, chronic pulmonary edema, cyanosis), cardiovascular system(hypotension, bradycardia, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest), endocrine system (hypoglycemia), urinary system (kidneys),and the liver.

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Propionic acid was 1st registered as a pesticide in the early 1970’s.

Propionic acid is a fungicide and bactericide, registered to control fungi and bacteria.

Since it is corrosive, propionic acid has been placed in Toxicity Category I for acute eye and dermal irritation effects
(Toxicity Category I indicating the highest degree of toxicity, and IV the lowest).

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Horseshoer’s Secret

by Farnam Companies, Inc.

Other Declared Ingredients:
Maize distiller’s grains with solubles, alfalfa meal dehydrated, wheat middlings, soybean meal, calcium carbonate, ground flax, cane molasses, bentonite, zinc methionine complex, soybean oil,  yeast culture dehydrated (grown on a media of ground corn, diastatic malt and cane molasses), dl-methionine, biotin, copper amino acid complex, l-lysine, propionic acid (a preservative) and artificial flavoring.

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SandClear™ (monthly purge)

by Equicare Products

Other Declared Ingredients:
Artificial Flavors, mineral oil, natural flavors, propionic acid (as a preservative)
In addition, products containing greater than 63% active ingredient must include the following protective clothing label requirements:

“Wear chemical-resistant gloves, chemical-resistant aprons, chemical-resistant footwear and goggles or face shield when loading application equipment unless a closed loading system is used. Avoid working near high concentrations of spray mist/vapor. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling.”

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Used in the production of plastics, rubber, herbicides, textiles, cosmetics and other chemical processes. Calcium propionate is used in the tobacco industry, otherwise known as the number 282.

Calcium propionate has been linked to irritability, restlessness, inattention, Behavioral effects , and sleep disturbance in children.
Although calcium propionate is not toxic, reactions like vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and headache can be seen in people who are intolerant to this additive.

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by Farnham

Other Ingredients:
dehydrated alfalfa meal, wheat middlings, sodium acetate, vegetable oil, dicalcium phosphate, dried beet molasses, ammonium lignosulfonate, magnesium sulfate, calcium propionate, potassiumsulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), choline chloride, artificial flavor, manganese oxide, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin E supplement, riboflavin, vitamin A supplement, potassium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, BHT, BHA (preservatives).

Calcium propionate can also cause DNA damage and is therefore genotoxic.
Calcium propionate, like all forms of propionic acids, is linked to migraine headaches.
In one documented study, rodents with calcium propionate infused into their brains showed signs of hyperactivity, dystonia, social impairment and brain changes. All of which were reversible once the doses were stopped.

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Chemical compounds made from coal-tar derivatives to enhance color.

Blue 1 and Blue 2
Blue 1, used to color candy, beverages and baked goods, may cause cancer. Blue 2, found in pet food, candy and beverages, has caused brain tumors in mice.

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U-7 Gastric Aid™

by Finish Line 

Other Declared Ingredients:
Aloe vera powder, apple cider vinegar, apple favoring, cabbage powder, carrot powder, cinnamon powder, FD&C blue #1, FD&C yellow #5, flowering tops of Anthemis Nobilis s., honey, licorice root, salt, slippery elm powder, sodium benzoate, water, xanthan gum

Yellow 5
In 1979, the FDA mandated that all food and food stuff products containing tartrazine be labeled due to strong allergic reactions people were having.
FD&C yellow #5, Yellow no.5 is a synthetic bright yellow azo chemical dye called tartrazine.

Tartrazine comes from benzene which is a colorless runoff from crude oil. It’s then mixed with nitric and sulfuric acids to make aniline which is modified to change the color saturation. The number 5 is just where it is in the color scale and the order in which it was created.

The use of tartrazine has long been BANNED in Norway.

You will find it in
U-7 Gastric Aid™

by Finish Line 

It’s been VERY difficult to get any real information on what tartrazine really is or how it’s actually made due to the tight lipped nature of the industry, but fortunately I was able to find a truly fascinating book entitled, Twinkie Deconstructed by author Steve Ettinger.

So next time you’re throwing some food in the cart, turn it around and if you see any of those yellow 5’s, red 40’s, etc, just put it back on the shelf. We may not be able to get the FDA to ban it, but that doesn’t mean we can’t protect ourselves.

Remember, each dollar you spend is a vote to the food companies and it doesn’t take many votes to stir things up.

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    Food additives are making you sick, the FDA knows it and does not do a thing about it. Are you?
  •  With all of the extremely dangerous additives being used by the food industry, it makes sense that those with even a suspicion of being dangerous should be avoided as well. Have you seen all those commercials that are advertising class action law suits for people who experienced severe health issues due to a particular prescription drug? Those are all drugs that the FDA approved less than 10 years before
    National Toxicology Program conducted a scientific experiment on rats and mice of both female and male genders. A group of rats and mice was dosed with Propyl Gallate while the other group was not.In the experiment, the result shows that the levels of evidence of carcinogenicity–the tendencity to cause cancer– for female rats and mice are negative. On the male rats and mice, however, results were equivocal.Increased incidences of Adenoma–benign tumor, Adenocarcinoma and Carcinoma (types of cancer)–were observed in the preputial gland and pancreas islet cell of some male rats and mice.








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