posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 01:37 AM
Here's a link to a post on Tudiabetes.org that talks about the levels of m-cresol and other chemical additives in common gmo insulins:
Tudiabetes.org-Least Toxic Insulin
APIDRA is a sterile, aqueous, clear, and colorless solution. Each milliliter of APIDRA contains 100 units (3.49 mg) insulin glulisine, 3.15 mg
metacresol, 6 mg tromethamine, 5 mg sodium chloride, 0.01 mg polysorbate 20, and water for injection. APIDRA has a pH of approximately 7.3. The pH is
adjusted by addition of aqueous solutions of hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.
LANTUS consists of insulin glargine dissolved in a clear aqueous fluid. Each milliliter of LANTUS (insulin glargine injection) contains 100 IU (3.6378
mg) insulin glargine. Inactive ingredients for the 10 mL vial are 30 mcg zinc, 2.7 mg m-cresol, 20 mg glycerol 85%, 20 mcg polysorbate 20, and water
Each milliliter of LEVEMIR 10 mL Vial contains the inactive ingredients 65.4 mcg zinc, 2.06 mg m-cresol, 30.0 mg mannitol, 1.80 mg phenol, 0.89 mg
disodium phosphate dihydrate, 1.17 mg sodium chloride, and water for injection
NovoLog Mix 70/30 is a uniform, white, sterile suspension that contains insulin aspart (B28 asp regular human insulin analog) 100 Units/mL. Inactive
ingredients for the 10 mL vial are mannitol 36.4 mg/mL, phenol 1.50 mg/mL, metacresol 1.72 mg/mL, zinc 19.6 µg/mL, disodium hydrogen phosphate
dihydrate 1.25 mg/mL, sodium chloride 0.58 mg/mL, and protamine sulfate 0.32 mg/mL.
Each milliliter of Humalog injection contains insulin lispro 100 Units, 16 mg glycerin, 1.88 mg dibasic sodium phosphate, 3.15 mg Metacresol, zinc
oxide content adjusted to provide 0.0197 mg zinc ion, trace amounts of phenol, and water for injection. Humulin-N: Each mL contains 100 units of NPH
insulin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: dibasic sodium phosphate, glycerol, m-cresol, phenol, protamine sulfate and zinc. May contain: dimethicone,
hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide.
Humulin-R: Each mL contains 100 units of Regular insulin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: glycerol and m-cresol. May contain: dimethicone, hydrochloric acid
and sodium hydroxide.
Hypurin porcine isophane (fast acting) contains Protamine sulphate Zinc chloride m-Cresol Phenol Sodium phosphate Glycerol Water for injections
hypourin porcine neutral (longer action) contains m-Cresol Phenol Sodium phosphate Glycerol Water for injections
There are 10 milliliters to every bottle of insulin, or 1000 international units (units) to 1 bottle. Each of the outlined insulins is per
milliliter, so the amounts listed PER BOTTLE are 10 times the amount. Example: Humalog has 31,5 milligrams of m-cresol per bottle. Doesn't sound like
much right? Well that's what gives insulin the sickening familiar band-aid smell! Also, the other listed ingredients are often toxic-specifically the
phenols. Here is a link to Wikipedia on polyphenols, the group this falls into:
The diverse structures of phenolic compounds prohibit broad statements about their specific health effects. Further, many purported health claims
for specific polyphenol-enriched foods remain unproven.
Many of the phytoestrogens are dietary polyphenols with measurable affinities to estrogen receptors, and positive or negative health effects on humans
and livestock. Compared with the effects of polyphenols in vitro, the effects in vivo, although the subject of ongoing research, are limited and
The reasons for this are:
1) the absence of validated in vivo biomarkers, especially for inflammation or carcinogenesis;
2) long-term studies failing to demonstrate effects with a mechanism of action, specificity or efficacy; and
3) invalid applications of high, unphysiological test concentrations in the in vitro studies, which are subsequently irrelevant for the design of in
vivo experiments. In rats, polyphenols absorbed in the small intestine may be bound in protein-polyphenol complexes modified by intestinal microflora
enzymes, allowing derivative compounds formed by ring-fission to be better absorbed.
A review of studies on the bioavailability of polyphenols published in 2010 found that "definitive conclusions on bioavailability of most polyphenols
are difficult to obtain and further studies are necessary."
If you read the potential health effects of polyphenols you will find that if you are a guy, you should want to avoid estrogens at all cost! Also,
it's indicated that largely the bioavailablility is untested. That should make a person feel safe!
I realize that there could be bacteria that could get into the bottles and start growing in the insulin without SOME form of preservative. I just
think that they could use a phenol derived from coconut oil or somtheing more natural than the petroleum-based additives they use. Even small amounts
of other essential oils would be far superior in the health aspects to the user. The cost for clove bud oil or an extract of coconut would be very
comparable in price, and would likely be less toxic than the preservatives they use. Even clove bud oil exposure is toxic in LARGE quantities, but I
don't think it is as toxic as the artifical chemicals they use.
edit on 10/11/2013 by InFriNiTee because: (no reason given)