What Is Polysorbate 80 And Why Should You Avoid It?


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Our daily lives see us exposed to toxins in many forms. We breathe them in thanks to polluted air, we unwittingly apply them to our skin, serve them up disguised in our foods, not to mention inhaling cigarette smoke, even as a by product of someone else’s life choices.

Our modern lifestyle is largely toxic, so much so that ‘detoxing’ is a term that we are used to seeing.

Unfortunately allergies and disease are also things we are used to seeing, and medical studies are beginning to make connections between some of these toxins and damage to our bodies.

But what of polysorbate 80?

What is it?

This is a lesser known synthetic compound, also known as Tween 80.

It is an amber/golden-colored viscous liquid. It is made from polyethoxylated sorbitan (chemical compounds derived from the dehydration of sugar alcohol) and oleic acid, a fatty acid found in animal and vegetable fats.

What does it do?

Polysorbate 80 is used as an emulsifier or defoamer in foods, vitamins, medicines, and vaccines.

Why is it used in food?

It is used as a defoamer for the fermenting process of some wines, and also to bind some ice-creams and other ‘puddings’, to keep their creamy texture without separating. It is also used to bulk foods up and keep sauces smooth.

Why is it used in cosmetics?

It can also act as a surfactant in soaps and cosmetics, as well as a solubilizer – helping to dissolve ingredients so that they can more easily blend together. It is used as a solubilizer. It makes products look creamier and more attractive.

Polysorbate 80
Polysorbate 80

Why is it used in medicine?

It is used as an ingredient in some vaccines, as well as in some vitamins and supplements. Polysorbate 80 is used to improve the consistency of gel capsules and to make pills disperse in the stomach.

What products is it used in?

Polysorbate 80 is a versatile and useful ingredient, so it is present in quite a few products. Here is a short, generalized list of where it is most often found:

• Food shortening
• Chewing Gum
• Ice Cream
• Gelatin
• Vitamins
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Cosmetics
• Skin Creams
• Condiments
• Medicines
• Vaccines

Polysorbate 80
Polysorbate 80

Should we be worried?

Let’s see what the Material Safety Data Sheet for polysorbate 80 has to say:
• Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat
• Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
• May cause adverse reproductive effects based on animal test data. No human data found.
• May cause cancer based on animal test data. No human data found.
• May affect genetic material (mutagenic)

However, it is also listed in the handbook of green chemicals.


Not all Polysorbate 80 is created equal

Some cosmetic grade Polysorbate 80 may potentially contain ethylene oxide, 1,4-dioxane and mono- and diethylene glycol as impurities, although worryingly these carcinogenic contaminants have also been picked up in food additives.

The report on Skin Deep gives Polysorbate a moderate hazard, with a 3/10 rating, but the contaminants ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane have ratings as a high hazard (8/10 and 10/10).

Generally, the cosmetic grade Polysorbate 80 is more likely to contain these impurities. Some natural cosmetics manufacturers are very careful about the quality that they use, and stick to only the food grade Polysorbate 80.

Polysorbate 80
Polysorbate 80

What about scientific studies?

There are many published studies which analyze Polysorbate 80, but it is important to recognize their limitations before generalizations are made.

This study suggests a link between the ingredient and infertility in mice.

The relative weight of the uterus and ovaries was decreased relative to the untreated controls. ….. Ovaries were without corpora lutea, and had degenerative follicles.

It was seen to accelerate the maturation of female rats and resulted in deformities of the ovary. These effects were demonstrated in newborn mice which were injected with Polysorbate 80. It is certainly a concern when we consider that some vaccines may contain Polysorbate 80.

A separate study suggested that Polysorbate 80 could be a causative agent of a pregnant woman going into anaphylactic shock.

While this is also a worry, I would choose to be wary of this study as research was conducted on just one pregnant woman who had a severe allergic reaction to a multivitamin administered via IV. While doctors identified Polysorbate 80 as the cause, no other incidences of this type of reaction have been reported.

A recent study has shown a real connection between ingesting Polysorbate 80 and the development of bowel problems – it could be a real worry for those with a predisposition to Colitis.

Relatively low concentrations of two commonly used emulsifiers, namely carboxymethylcellulose and polysorbate-80, induced low-grade inflammation and obesity/metabolic syndrome in wild-type hosts and promoted robust colitis in mice predisposed to this disorder….These results support the emerging concept that perturbed host–microbiota interactions resulting in low-grade inflammation can promote adiposity and its associated metabolic effects. Moreover, they suggest that the broad use of emulsifying agents might be contributing to an increased societal incidence of obesity/metabolic syndrome and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

In a similar vein, the study linked here connected Polysorbate 80 to exacerbated Crohn’s Disease.

Crohn’s disease is common in developed nations where the typical diet is low in fibre and high in processed food. Primary lesions overlie Peyer’s patches and colonic lymphoid follicles where bacterial invasion through M-cells occurs. We have assessed the effect of soluble non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) and food emulsifiers on translocation of Escherichia coli across M-cells.

Translocation of E coli across M-cells is reduced by soluble plant fibres, particularly plantain and broccoli, but increased by the emulsifier Polysorbate-80. These effects occur at relevant concentrations and may contribute to the impact of dietary factors on Crohn’s disease pathogenesis.

Polysorbate 80 has also been causally linked with an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and of tumor growth or recurrence in patients with certain types of cancer .

So should we avoid Polysorbate 80?

The evidence suggests that this ingredient is potentially toxic, particularly the lower grade versions – which are typically used in cosmetics which list Polysorbate 80 in their ingredients lists.

It can be considered a concern to accept vaccines which contain the ingredient.

The choice is ultimately down to you, and while we are told that ingesting Polysorbate is not a high risk, there are certainly some worrying issues.

When reading labels, be aware that it can also go by Alkest, Canarcel and Tween.

What are your thoughts? Do you already avoid Polysorbate 80? Or do you consider it safe enough for you and your family?

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    1. Try looking at the website, Skin Deep. I am not a doc or a researcher, neither is my husband either of those mentioned. I am a State licensed Esthetician ( not a med spa tech), and my husband is a Chemist. We can’t find anything wrong with Polysorbate 80. Everybody is panicking about everything these days. I see people jumping on the titanium dioxide bandwagon. It’s a mineral,for peters sake. Please don’t get me started on fears about mineral makeup. It’s what else is in the makeup i.e., is it pure? I would be much more concerned about talc.

  1. I have been having allergic reactions to random things. I am wondering if is part of it. I am going to be paying much closer attention. Thank you.

    1. If you have no idea what you are even having reactions to, how could you even begin to just “guess” this might be one of them?

        1. Hey ..don’t be so easily turned around…eliminating items is the best way to determine allergies. Dr. William Crook sent me books he had written about that. He was famous pediatrician. Suspect everything and look up items in Mercola.com

          1. Oh good god don’t look up things through mercola. Geez. Might as well call that TV doctor who thinks breastmilk soap is will boost your immune system (because, breast milk).

    1. That’s right. I use neem oil from JustNeem. A couple of drops on my tooth brush or tooth paste. I also use a free drops with warm water as mouthwash. Have not had sensitive teeth since i started using it. It stopped my gum infections, and as a side effect I don’t have any plaque buildup anymore. Best treatment ever. It’s a bit bitter though, but I got used to it quickly.

  2. My kids just had extensive allergy testing through a specialized lab at my Integrative Pediatricians orders. They are off the chart allergic to Poloysorbate 80! Poloysorbate 80 is all new to me. Argh!!! How do we keep our kids safe when so many products are embedded with toxins?.

    1. You just stated yourself your kids tested positive for ALLERGIES. Not everyone is allergic to the same things. Just because it may be a “toxin” to your kids doesn’t mean it’s not completely harmless to the majority of the population.

  3. I would like to know what it is made from. I am allergic to corn, corn pollen and all corn derivatives. I have a 5 page list of derivatives and polysorbate 80 is on that list. Can polysorbate 80 be made from other things? For example, sorbitol is made from corn, but it can also be made from birch. So, does anybody know if polysorbate 80 can be made from another source?

    1. That isn’t at all how chemistry works. Sorbitol is just hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. It could be made from simple hydro-carbons, alcohols, etc… just because it can be made from corn (hydrocarbons, sugars, etc that are IN corn oils) doesn’t mean you would be allergic to the corn version, but not the birch version… sorbitol is sorbitol regardless of what its is “made from”.

        1. I have seen that polysorbate 80 is nothing more than sorbitol and polyoxyethylene also known as polyethylene glycol; back in 2008 when the FDA tested 8 lots of miralax(polyethylene glycol 3350) they found diethylene and ethylene glycol in all 8 lots they tested. Both of these chemicals can be toxic. I’m assuming if you have any sort of allergy you’re probably dealing with a leaky gut. These chemicals break down the tight junctions of the gut and allow these proteins to cross the blood brain barrier.

          1. So so so many people are dealing with leaky gut. If you have a fat belly, chances are you have a gut imbalance, may be leaky gut! I won’t say what causes it, because I do not know 100%. I do know that a diet rich in vegetables and healthy protein sources helps, but only if you cut out processed foods and starches. Starches feed the bad buggers in your belly. You cannot heal unless you get rid of the buggers, and get rid of the starches that feed the buggers. That being said, once in optimal health slowly reintroducing organic rice, organic quinoa, etc; could be very good for you. If you have any type of psoriasis, eczema, or other skin condition I am talking to you. Your skin is a direct sign of what is going on inside your gut. If you have red cheeks throughout the day/night , your body is inflammatory. If you have chicken skin on your arms or such, I am talking to you. If you have acne, I am talking to you. If you have lots of burping or gas from the nether regions, that is a sign you are stressing your digestive system. I won’t have any gas at all, but put a few slices of pizza in me and I am singing butt opera. If you have acid reflux, I am talking to you! I had it for years all my adult life until I got rid of starches. Now again, put a couple pieces of pizza in me and I wake up feeling like I “need food” in me to get rid of the icky tummy bile feeling. I choose to stay away from corn and things derived from corn, but that really isn’t the whole story. This information came from years of medical problems, tests, emergency surgery, hypertension, obesity, PCOS, psoriasis, etc. etc. Accidentally started getting cured by following a low carb diet without the processed low carb propaganda diet bars and treats and crap. Too many ingredients! Pinterest yourselves some whole food recipes!

          2. Your statement is like a breath of common sense. I entered the whole foods, Pinterest & natural remedies world 2 years ago because my son was diagnosed with eczema when he was a baby. Modern-day Drs claim three is no cure, only time might help & blah blah blah. I knew there was SOMETHING that was causing it. He’s off of his triamcinolone steriod ointment-in place are essential oils (my specific special brand through one specific company guaranteed for their purely), pure unrefined organic coconut oil & unprocessed foods-thank Trader Joe’s, Madison Market & carefully chosen online purchases.

        2. Allergenic and toxic are not at all the same thing. Reacting badly to poison doesn’t mean you are allergic to it. Carbon monoxide kills people, but they aren’t allergic to it – or they’d be dead long ago since it’s a component of the air we breathe. Arsenic, too.


    I WAS TAKING 1 CAPSULE 100 MGS.,QUNOL, MEGA COQ10, DAILY. I bought these vits. from COSTCOS WAREHOUSE. I did not know it
    contained POLYSORBAT 80.

    I noticed after taking this vitamin it stopped me from sleeping
    and my entire insides seem to be beating faster even my heart.

    I was taking this product for about two months before I KNEW





    1. You should read the info on the label when you buy something …

      “CoQ10 is a vitamin-like nutrient that plays a vital role in the energy production in every cell in our body. Our body naturally produces CoQ10 and converts ubiquinone to ubiquinol. However, our body’s ability to produce CoQ10 and convert it into ubiquinol significantly decreases as we age. Ubiquinone CoQ10 is the active form of CoQ10 – approximately 95% of the CoQ10 circulating in our body is in the form of ubiquinol. As we age, our body’s ability to produce ubiquinone and convert it into its active form of ubiquinol diminishes significantly. Advanced ubiquinol is both water and fat soluble, unlike regular unsolubilized ubiquinone that dissolves in fats only and to a very limited degree.”

      You are taking something that is going to give you energy… of course you will experience symptoms similar to that of something like say caffeine (increased heart rate, wakefulness, etc)

  5. Strub’s pickles, here in Canada, seem to sell different dill pickles with different brines. You have to read every label. I have dill pickles with no preservatives (Strub’s brand) However, Costcos sells Strub’s with Polysorbate 80 in their brine. What going on here??
    I suggest we stop buying all cans, bottles, package goods from all the big Corporate groups to start with. Then go after the dairy industry which is a disgrace to all humans and the poor cows. FULL disclosure with no tricks added, Thanks

  6. You do not mention it in eye drops that are listed as preservative free and are accepted to heal surface eye problems.

    1. People don’t know how “dosage” works. The author of this paper would conclude that water was toxic if he/she read the MSDS…

      1. Not sure how these studies prove the point either. These rats that had adverse effects had polysorbate as 20% of their diet and the effects were mild. If you did a study about the effects of a diet composed of 20% sodium chloride you would find out right death. All the rats would be dead. People would freak out and call it toxic until they realize that sodium chloride is just the chemical name for “salt”. This is a lot of uninformed people on the “can’t pronounce it, must be bad” band wagon.
        Allergies are real business. If you are allergic to Polysorbate or have you have Chrone’s disease then obviously don’t use it. But to assume one man’s allergy equals another man’s toxin is wrong.

      2. Pat, you are single handedly ruining people’s lives. You must understand this article otherwise you wouldn’t be preaching about polysorbate 80 being harmless, esp cosmetic grade. We all know you work for a distributor. Do us all a favor and stop being you.

  7. I’m looking for a multivitamin for my infant’s homemade formula and it’s in all of the liquid vitamins for babies…how sad and terrible :/

    1. That’s because it was determined to be completely harmless in the concentrations that it is used. This article contains literally no science what so ever to back any conclusion otherwise.

  8. It’s hilarious reading these comments. All of you went about your lives totally fine, using Polysorbate 80 in lotions/makeup, and eating it without any issue. Now you read that “it is toxic and should be avoided” suddenly you have a reaction to it. Talk about hypochondria. It’s like people who don’t have gluten disorders avoiding gluten because they’re “sensitive” to it. Unless you actually have celiac disease, gluten cannot possibly affect you in any way. There’s no such thing as gluten sensitivity, there’s only celiac disease. Polysorbate is present in animal and vegetable fats and oils. It’s not toxic or harmful.

    1. Wow – I have heard a lot of misinformed people make comments on gluten but yours – Absolutely Hilarious – is not funny at all!
      You obviously know nothing about food allergies, the levels and severities involved or what is currently being done to make food a shelf stable product instead of food. Do some research, talk to people in your community with food allergies and those that are classified as sensitive. ( Here is a hint – the difference between an allergy and a sensitivity is the level to which your body reacts to a substance) For example when doing a scratch test someone could react to a level 2 out of 5 – which means there body does not want that substance in it, but it won’t necessarily kill you instantly. Or someone could react 5 out of 5 – which means they are deathly allergic.
      I am extremely curious where you obtained the information to back your claim that ” Unless you actually have celiac disease, gluten cannot possibly affect you in any way.” Where did you get your medical degree from? Or are you not a Doctor or Scientist and probably not qualified in any sense to make such a claim of FACT?

    2. You are a fool. Do a little research. I do not have celiac but have major problems when I eat wheat. You aren’t a fool for thinking misinformed information but you are for spotting it. It makes me so mad because you could actually convince people that it is all in their head when it is not. Medicine is changing. Thank God. People’s mind are opening. Get on the train or get further and further behind. And honestly how dare you make fun of someone because of the diet they choose for themselves. You are not their body.

    3. Many years ago I gave up eating any ice cream. The reason was that I was trying to lose weight. I lost weight really fast not eating ice cream. Thereafter I tracked weight daily for a period of time. Whenever I tried eating ice cream again after this “no ice cream” diet, I found that each time I ate ice cream, I weighed a pound more the next day. I tried various things, like eating a very small amount (tablespoon). No matter how much I ate, I still weighed a pound more the following day at my weigh-in. Needless to say, to avoid turning into a whale, I gave up ice cream. So the process of eating ice cream seemed to have turned inflammatory for me. When I mentioned this to my family, they told me I was crazy. So, I quit talking about it until now.

  9. Thank you @Not Insane. This article is one of the least informative pieces on “danger” I’ve ever seen. It’s an emulsifier, people. Without it, your products would separate into two or more phases and your products wouldn’t mix together well. As for the idiot who posted (in all caps?) about taking the supplement Co-Q10…. Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring substance in your body. It serves to help your cells generate “fuel” known as ATP. In other words, if you take additional amounts of this substance ON TOP OF the amount that your body naturally produces, it will make your body work harder to generate more ATP (which will probably manifest as not being able to sleep as well and having “restless energy.”) Maybe next time read the label of the product? Better still, maybe next time do a little independent research on what you are about to put into your body instead of impulse buying any old product that says “heart health” at Costco.

    1. None of the people replying to this post have the slightest idea of how chemistry works. It’s just all about the “toxins” to them… whatever that means.

  10. Okay Pat, Get a life. Obviously you have nothing better to do than commenting in a vicious manner about other people’s comments. If you are chemist then that’s great.
    Wouldn’t your time be better served helping people instead of attacting them with your words. Really, some of the comments you replied to are years old. Just make one comment on your thoughts on the article without singling people out. You were probably the neighborhood bully or someone who was bullied……I don’t know a lot of chemistry but I do know a lot about psychology.

    1. Russ – I completely agree, Probably a paid cyber bully. I took the time to reply to most of “Pat’s” comments because it angered me how they seemed to be able to throw “facts” around with out any documentation of those “facts” and yet only attacked the people here for not knowing the “facts”. Bottom line is this compound and many others do not belong in food. Food does not need to be shelve stabalized, colored or have fillers added to it, just to add to a company’s bottom line.

    2. Maybe Pat is an allopathic Doctor. Most of them are clueless when it comes to nutrition and 7-10 years behind most science. In fairness, it is really not their fault. They are puppets for the pharmaceutical companies. Cut your strings and see the light doctor or not Pat.

  11. Just found out this is in Apri, a birth control pill
    It’s also in the flu vax and others as mentioned.
    I had an allergy test because I have developed allergies and eczema and Polysorbate 80 was my highest allergen, so I started looking for what they are in.

  12. I have Celiac disease and have been taking a medication that contains polysorbate 80. The company directly states the polysorbate 80 they use is derived from wheat. Do you think this would add any negligible amount of gluten protein to my Med?

    1. Steve, post your inquiry on Celiac.com. You’ll get replies there from people, including doctors, who are knowledgeable about Celiac disease! Good luck! (I have Celiac and came across this conversation because I just found out Im highly allergic to polysorbate 80 and did a search in order to learn where it is so I can avoid it.)

  13. Polysorbate 80 is FDA approved and widely used in ice cream to make it smoother. It is also approved in many tear free baby wash and shampoo products, hypoallergenic and one of the mildest skin products available. Tear free means minimal eye irritation unlike most other shampoos containing skin destructive SDS. As an 81 year geezer and retired chemist, I have used it for many years from head to toes. It is also claimed to restore hair growth or at least minimize hair losses from excessive shampooing and it works for me still having plenty of hair albeit graying.

    1. Polysorbate 80 and 20 are completly safe in particular when obtained from plant source.
      It has been approved by the FDA as a safe exipient in injectable drugs and for long term use. I have worked in biotech and Pharma where both are used in almost every manufacturing process. There is no concern to use them in skin care products at all.

    2. Yes, since it’s FDA approved, it MUST be safe. No disrespect intended, sir. But as a wiser and older gentleman, you should know how “safe” FDA approved products truly are. They don’t give a damn about us and our safety or health. We’re victims of greed and profit over people. Food was never meant to be chemical ridden or a chemical itself. And despite what the degreed lunatics think, we CANNOT improve on nature or be God as they believe. I mean, unless all the cancer rates, allergies to PESTICIDES-NOT food, illness, i.e. gut bacteria killers, digestive problems, anaphylaxis, are improvements on nature? Ever see a drug ad on TV? A million symptoms from a pill that might help ONE problem. They get us sick, keep us sick, and all make money off us doing it.

  14. Whilst I agree the author of this article should’ve provided more information, I doubt this was meant to be comprehensive; it’s most likely just a starting point for personal research to launch off of.

    Pat, your shamelessly berating comments show what kind of person you are. I hope you’re able to look inward and change what needs to be changed so you can be a less demeaning person in the future.

    Just in case anyone other than Pat needs a definition:
    Toxin – a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation
    Found: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toxin

    Since reading the article, I wonder – is food-grade PS80 toxic? To what scale? How likely is it this stuff could cause an adverse reaction in its purest form? How much would it take to experience any reaction at all (in a general sense, of course)?

    As one who has kids, I no longer blindly trust the FDA or any other such agency/industry and find the mere suggestion that I or anyone else should laughable. Just because something’s approved DOES NOT speak to the actual safety/efficacy of the item/product! Cigarettes were once approved and touted as healthy. So was Coke. Need I go on? The FDA has known about the dangers of aspartame for years – decades, I believe – but has yet to mandate/enforce its removal from shelves/products (such as Equal & diet Coke). Be my guest, if you wish to trust people who don’t have your best interests at heart…but if you’d rather pull your head out of the sand and be knowledgeable about the world you live in, I’d suggest doing so much research you feel like you couldn’t possibly find out something new – then research even more.

    1. Well, Said Chelle! When you understand the motivation for population reduction, you can figure out why our food is made the way it is. Ask yourself what the very rich eat. It is not the crap that they keep selling us. those food manufacture companies are laughing at how they can sell us food which is composed of very little if any real food. The best bet is to eat food that is in it’s natural form. Avoid supplements. Continuous exposure to chemicals can cause allergic reactions. You don’t need to be an expert, or doctor to know your body. Your body will tell you what it needs and doesn’t if you listen to it.

  15. Wow, so much anger! Have any of you actually had any problems with your gut? Also, definitely way too trusting of our FDA approval system. I drank 2 glasses of milk a day until I was 38 years old and I am of the age that was the test group for processed foods! I exercised daily and was in excellent condition even after having 3 kids. By the age of 40 I was diagnosed with IBS which I translate; we don’t know what is really wrong with you so we will just give it a name. I was also diagnosed with many food allergies which I had never had before. Then by 45 I found a Functional MD who treats your whole body and she figured out that I had “Leaky Gut” in which, you are not properly digesting your food so it passes into your immune system which runs right along your stomach. Because your body has never seen undigested food it begins to attack it’s own immune system causing even more food “Sensitivities” not allergies along with other immune system diseases. Once I stopped eating Dairy, Gluten & Pure sugar my stomach started to feel much better. As of just a few months ago I was diagnosed with a rare stomach disease called ” Eosinophillic gastroenteritis”. From what my doctor can determine much of my stomach issues come from many years of eating too many processed foods full of toxins such as pesticides. We have FDA approved ingredients in our foods that most of Europe considers to be too poisonous to be used in their food and is outlawed from use. In 09 our entire family spent 3 weeks in Spain, Italy and France and I was extremely worried about what I would be able to eat while there with so many diet restrictions. I decided to try some foods I hadn’t eaten in years and much to my surprise I was totally fine. I ate pasta, cheeses, drank wine and had no stomach issues. This is a very common thing and really makes me wonder about the food we are allowing people to eat here. Cancer is out of control, heart disease is on the rise, and the hormones is all our meat is wreaking havoc on our girls hormones. I see that a few of you on this feed seem to be chemists and think that people like me are hypochondriacs. All I know is that I have changed my diet to mostly organic foods and grass fed meats to try and insure that I am not ingesting anymore chemicals than I already have. I suggest some of you do some more homework on what is in our food and what the side effects truly are. Also, consider yourself extremely lucky to be able to eat whatever you want and not have severe cramping and other terrible things happening to you! The food in this country is a REAL problem that I hope we figure it out before we ruin the next generation. None of my kids could drink milk thankfully and they didn’t eat a lot of meat either. Just sayin……

  16. Could dizziness and tinnitus be related to polysorbate 80? It is found in Equate fiber therapy which I take faithfully to keep my cholesterol and B/ P normal.

    1. if you consume anything with aspartame, splenda or just sugar free STOP. This will make you extremely sick in many ways. Look this up for yourself. its almost common news. causes blindness, hearing loss, brain tumors, thyroid cancer, diabetes, forgetfulness, mood swings, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, fat hips and thighs, you actually get fatter..and soo much more. Almost in a few hours you will experience this. Get rid of everything sugar free in your life.. Drink and eat the real stuff.. its also highly addicting. If you want detoxes or fiber go to dr. natura dot com and use their programs. They also have a fiber product thats way better.. I used the colonix program and it keeps my inflammation at bay as well as stomach aches, metabolism and sooo much more.

  17. I used any product that promised to stop the signs of aging! Okay thats a bit much but I really didn’t care about chemicals. IF it’s sold to the public it must be safe right? Baby powder – talc – is a great example! Years later women are diagnosed with cervical, ovarian and other cancers. and it is believed to be caused by talc in baby powder. After I had my 3rd cancer at age 36 (breast) the radiation changed a LOT. how foods tasted but mostly products I used on my skin. I used the same pain lotion product I used for years but somehow NOW I was vomiting shaking and sweating. I went to the ER they looked at me and asked what if any drugs I had taken. UM… NONE! it passed after an hour or so. Unknown cause. 3 days later… I put the lotion on same reaction. I AM NOT A CHEMIST PAT or anyone else. I did however spend the next 4 years learning as much as possible about the products I used on my skin. Once I stopped using all those anti aging products that YES had added chemicals like preservatives, my skin and hair changed completely, Im 40 and my skin looks better today than 5 years ago. Make up doesn’t help LOL my skin looks better without none. From my personal experiences, after radiation and cancer… I have severe reactions to skincare or topical products I use. I have seen some horribly sensitive kids since I started my small company. It is heartbreaking to see them itch and scratch. Some have diagnosed skin conditions like eczema while others no explanation. I do agree with you Herman… many of these chemicals have ZERO effect on the majority of people while others like myself have terrible reactions. Now that I have stopped using any chemical skincare products, my skin HATES anything not all natural. At first I could still use makeup etc now it’s as if my skin rejects anything. In my non expert opinion… most people are not allergic to polysorbate but if you think you are, just eliminate any products with it. There are tons of natural products out there and Aveeno is NOT ONE OF THEM! Total lies. It has plenty of chemicals.

    1. You have a lot of heavy metals in your system which makes you sensitive to almost anything else. These polysorbate 80 “facts” are taken out of context.. Look up activated charcoal & bentonite clay detox to remove heavy metals. Dr. Axe has a great blog you should subscribe..

  18. Hey Pat, thank you for your support. The world needs more people like you to misguide uhhh I mean inform the masses. Obviously you are WAY smarter than everyone, so I applaud you sir. Keep up the good fight.

    Es stultior asino =)

  19. Pat’s right. Don’t discount science. It’s the only route to the truth.
    Don’t look to ewg for information, they are slanted (follow the money)

    And when you are willing to pay 4X as much for meat and milk, and have convinced the rest of the country to as well, then go after the industries – they respond to demand.

    And finally, if you react to ALL chemicals then you are already dead. If your body hates everything that is not natural then you are utterly mistaken. I cannot state this gently – you need to educate yourself and not make ridiculous sweeping statements.

  20. These studies are from ONE test subject that were done through an IV. Polysorbate 80 is natural and used at 5% does absolutely no harm to the body. The skin does not absorb Polysorbate 80 nor does it permeate the layers of the skin. Not even Olive Oil permeates the skin. Jojoba Oil is the smallest type of molecule that mimics the skins sebum and is more of a wax than an oil.

    If you drink a LARGE amount of this, for some odd reason you would, of course you will get ill! I cant imagine an IV directly into your blood stream! What sort of human would even sign up for such experiments?? LOL Anyways, I am a licensed Esthetician and there are very educational articles online to assist in the skin absorption myths.

    There is a ton of half truths going around on blogs that people unfortunately, copy & paste. They are severely mislead. For example, many pregnant women avoid Rosemary herbs like the plague. This is ridiculous. Rosemary essential oils and in lotions etc are extremely beneficial for any woman pregnant or not. Rosemary does induce labor, but you would have to eat BUNCHES of it..literally BUNCHES. So this is yet another rumor..like the phone game we used to play in grammar school. I have several of these types of examples.

    There is nor better way to quench fear than knowledge.

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