Soft Drinks with Caramel Color Damage the Immune System; polyDNA Reviews Consumer Reports Research

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Research shows that caramel color “contains a chemical... which can damage the immune system.” polyDNA recommends Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin to boost the immune system.

New York (PRUnderground) May 18th, 2014

polyDNA has found that Consumer Reports tested soft drinks that contained caramel coloring recently. The consumer watchdog discovered that certain types of caramel coloring (an artificial food color) can damage the immune system, and may result in cancer. “Some types of this artificial coloring contain a potentially carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI) (1).” Additionally, “In 2007, a federal government study concluded that 4-MeI caused cancer in mice and the International Agency for Research on Cancer determined the chemical to be “possibly carcinogenic to humans” in 2011 (1).” The Consumer Report website provides a partial list of soft drinks that contain 4-MeI.

A partial list of soft drinks that contain 4-MeI can be found on the Consumer Report website.

Eating or drinking food with caramel coloring can create the right environment for a latent virus, such as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), to reactivate. polyDNA therefore recommends that individuals ask their doctors for a blood test to check for an EBV infection. If positive, these people should talk to their doctors about Gene-Eden-VIR. This natural antiviral was shown to reduce symptoms associated with an EBV infection in a post-marketing clinical study that followed FDA guidelines.

Consumer Reports own research “purchased popular brands of soft drinks that had caramel color listed as an ingredient on their label (except for Sprite, which was tested as a control). In two test periods, we tested a total of 110 samples of 12 brands from multiple lots. The samples were purchased from grocery stores in California and the New York metropolitan region from April 2013 to December 2013. Consumer Reports partnered with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) to conduct the testing and risk assessment (1).”

“Both rounds of testing found that the level of 4-MeI in the samples of Pepsi One and Malta Goya purchased in both locations exceeded 29 micrograms per can or bottle… on average, three of the brands-Coke, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero-came in under 5 micrograms per can in our tests, a level Consumer Reports’ experts believe is more acceptable. Sprite, a clear soda that was tested as a control, showed no significant levels of 4-MeI (1).” Dr. Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D said that “Ideally there would be no 4-MeI in food (1).” Dr. Rangan is a toxicologist and executive director of Consumer Reports’ Food Safety & Sustainability Center. Importantly, the FDA is currently “reviewing new safety data on 4-MeI to determine what, if any, regulatory action needs to be taken (1).”

Dangerous levels of 4-MeI in caramel coloring are obviously harmful to the body, and can prevent the immune system from controlling latent viruses like EBV. “Although normally suppressed, the virus may later reactivate, particularly in cases of immunosuppression.” (See Microbiology and Immunology Online, last updated May 24, 2011) (2). When the Epstein Barr Virus is reactivated it replicates and can cause many different symptoms.

“Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpes virus 4, is a member of the herpes virus family. It is one of the most common human viruses. EBV is found all over the world. Most people get infected with EBV at some point in their lives. EBV spreads most commonly through bodily fluids, primarily saliva.” (See the CDC, last updated on January 6, 2014 ) (3). “A few antiviral drugs are available that were shown to inhibit EBV replication in cell culture. These drugs include the acyclic nucleoside analogues aciclovir, ganciclovir, penciclovir, and their respective prodrugs valaciclovir, valganciclovir and famciclovir, the acyclic nucleotide analogues cidofovir and adefovir, and the pyrophosphate analogue foscarnet. However, clinical studies have shown that these drugs are mostly ineffective in humans.” (See Pharmacology & Pharmacy, from September 2013) (4).

“It’s scary to think that one could have a latent EBV infection and not know it. You could go years drinking sodas, and then all of a sudden the virus reactivates and causes various cancers, or maybe chronic fatigue syndrome. Eating food with caramel color can create the right conditions for the virus to reactivate. Therefore, we recommend that people read the food label before buying, and in addition, talk to their doctors about Gene-Eden-VIR. This natural antiviral was shown to reduce EBV symptoms in a post-marketing clinical study.” Mike Evans, polyDNA

In a post marketing clinical study published on August 12, 2013 in the medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs, researchers showed that Gene-Eden-VIR is safe and effective (4). Additionally, up to 70% of those studied reported a decrease in symptoms associated with HSV infection, and users experienced an increase in overall health (4).

Each ingredient of Gene-Eden-VIR was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals around the world to identify the safest, most effective natural ingredients that target the latent herpes virus (4).

Additionally, the herpes virus can cause individuals to feel fatigued. A second clinical study showed that Gene-Eden-VIR decreased physical and mental fatigue. (See Pharmacology & Pharmacy, from March, 2014) (5).

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(1) Caramel color: The health risk that may be in your soda. Published on February 10, 2014.

(2) Microbiology and Immunology On-Line – University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Virology – Chapter Eleven – Herpes Viruses. Last updated May 24, 2011.

(3) CDC – Epstein Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis – About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Last updated January 6, 2014.

(4) Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.

(5) Gene-Eden-VIR Decreased Physical and Mental Fatigue in a Post Marketing Clinical Study That Followed FDA Guidelines; Results Support Microcompetition Theory. Published in March 2014.

polyDNA is a biotechnology company that develops dietary supplements using the unique scientific method developed by Dr. Hanan Polansky, which is based on Computer Intuition.

In addition to his unique scientific method, Dr. Polansky published the highly acclaimed scientific discovery, called Microcompetition with Foreign DNA. The discovery explains how foreign DNA fragments, and specifically, DNA of latent viruses, cause most major diseases.

polyDNA developed Gene-Eden-VIR, an antiviral natural remedy that helps the immune system kill latent viruses.

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