Brominated Vegetable Oil

Brominated Vegetable Oil
Tags: Emulsifiers,Neurotoxins,
  • Definition

    Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) contains the element bromine and is used to solubilize citrus oils within soft drinks.

  • Health considerations

    Excess consumption of BVO notes adverse effects as consumers have reported memory loss, tremors, fatigue, loss of coordination, and headache that were reversed upon removal of bromine from within the body. Avoid BVO consumption whenever possible.

  • Keep in mind

    In the United States, the use of BVO has been limited to 15ppm although it is currently still used in Mountain Dew, Powerade, and Fanta Orange among other drinks.

  • May be found in

    Sugary sodas

  • References

    Food Chemistry
    The New York Times

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