Brominated Vegetable Oil: Pros And Cons

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Brominated Vegetable Oil Pros/Cons Brominated vegetable oil is a complex mixture of plant derived triglycerides that have been reacted to contain atoms of the element bromine. Brominated vegetable oil, called BVO for short, is made by adding bromine across the double bonds of certain fatty acids in vegetable oil, usually soybean oil. It is used primarily to help emulsify citrus-flavored soft drinks, preventing them from separating during distribution. Like plain vegetable oil, brominated vegetable oil does a good job of dissolving water-insoluble food flavor, fragrance and coloring agents. The FDA limit for brominated oil in sodas is based on outdated data from the 1970s, so scientists say that the chemical deserve a checkup or two. Their…show more content…
Some common symptoms of brominated vegetable oil toxicity are headaches, fatigue, memory loss, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, skin rashes, severe acne, behavioral problems, etc. Since most brominated vegetable oil in the United States are made from corn and soy which are GMO foods. Eating foods containing BVO can damage your DNA as well as chronic health problem. Another brominated vegetable oil danger is that it can increase the risk of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s and Alexander disease. Furthermore, brominated vegetable oil can increase the risk of cancer, obesity, autoimmune disorders and diabetes. I feel that there should be an end to using brominated vegetable oil in beverages and foods because it only served as an addicting substances company uses to attract people to continue to buy their products. I also believe that we should stop wasting our money on research or development of this products since the negative outweigh the benefits. One pros/benefits of brominated vegetable oil is that it keeps the citrus flavor containing oil from floating to the top of a water-based solutions, like a soft drink. Brominated vegetable oil also help the citrus flavors mix better in the soft drink to create a more intense flavor. In addition,…show more content…
This with extravagantly increase supply and demand and increase the world economy. There are also poor people who can’t afford to eat anything that taste good in the world so this could make their meal a lot more tasty and affordable. In addition, further research may lead to them putting extra proteins or vitamins so that poor people health rate can go up. Brominated vegetable oil can build up in the food chains and affect development in birds and animals negatively. BVO in beverages and foods leak flame retardants into the environment which can cause health issues in animal nearby. Animals that end up eating foods containing brominated vegetable oil can develop diseases and symptoms that could spread. This will ultimately disturb the food chains and possibly causes some animal to go extinct. Brominated vegetable oil has been used by the soft drink industry since 1931, generally at a level of about 8 ppm. In 1970, the Food and Drug Administration limited the concentration of brominated vegetable oil uses down to 15 ppm. Ever since business man started soft drinks company, their goals are to attract consumer to their products through any means possible. This lead to the development to brominated vegetable

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