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11-02-2009, 02:43 AM
Hijiki and Arsenic
Scientific evidence shows that low dosage of arsenic as low as a few grams could cause acute or sub-acute toxicity. In general, inorganic arsenic is more toxic than the organic form. In acute toxicity, the patient will suffer from severe inflammation of gastrointestinal tract, resulting in vomiting and diarrhoea, followed by more serious consequences such as multi-organ failure of the body. Other signs and symptoms include fever, emaciation, increased irritability, hair loss, etc.
What do you think ?
11-02-2009, 06:40 AM
I say "when in doubt, do without".
Best to leave it alone and not take risks.
11-08-2009, 03:39 PM
I googled "hijiki and arsenic" and found an Eden article that says it's OK, but I don't know if I trust it!
11-08-2009, 07:40 PM
>> The level of inorganic arsenic was not a result of pollution, but appears to be more dependent on the species concerned.
not pollution ??
11-11-2009, 10:44 PM
I think that arsenic is present in many high-mineral foods. I'm not afraid of it when it occurs naturally like this - er, when it's not pollution from an outside source.
I also don't eat it often enough to worry about it, and all those greens I consume: wheatgrass, cilantro, parsley......will get rid of any excess heavy metals etc.
My thoughts anyway.
11-12-2009, 12:19 AM
is this in supplement form or ?
11-12-2009, 06:22 PM
No, just cilantro from the garden. I either add it to smoothies or juice it, or mix it in with food.
11-13-2009, 08:07 AM
Now I'm confused. I thought arsenic was arsenic and it's bad. Was I wrong?
11-14-2009, 12:28 PM
High density mineral sources will contain arsenic, aluminum, lead etc...These occur naturally. Sorry, no time to get the quote now, but I'm remembering one from Young Living's little ditty in reference to their minerals called Mineral Essence. I've read it elsewhere also, but this could be a quote I COULD give you, if I would go look up....Maybe later!
11-14-2009, 09:55 PM
Isn't there arsnic in fruit seeds, like apples and pears?
I've always considered it to be something that you're going to get a little of. I don't mind if it's from a natural source, but the minute it's been processed/condensed in any way (even raw) I'm not gonna touch it. :)
11-15-2009, 12:03 AM
>> if it's from a natural source
how to define ?
a natural source get it because of external pollution (absorb inside)
how can we know it is really natural or got it because of pollution ?
11-15-2009, 02:01 AM
just read this
Seaweed: Food or Slimy Green Stuff?
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