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Why NingXia Red Juice Contains Sodium Benzoate

Author: Joyce S.
Date: 10-05-2006
Views: 6,684
Word Count: 435
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 1758-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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I looked over the "Benzene Issue" response from Young Living HQ carefully, read and re-read it! Here is what seems to be the crux of their reply, then I will give my opinion if you don't mind me sharing: regulatory agencies can't set benzene limits for foods and beverages, because benzene occurs at normal natural levels in our food supply, ie eggs (1000-1900 ppb) haddock fish (200 ppb), beef (10 ppb) and at even lower levels in organic fruits/veggies.

Even though NingXia Red is a whole fruit infusion product and is not required to meet drinking water guidelines it tests at a minuscule 4 ppb. This is not only below the EPA's and WHO's stringent drinking water guidelines it is at the expected, natural level considering it's whole fruit ingredients.

From what I can see here, Young Living HQ personnel are saying that benzene can occur naturally in common, everyday the minuscule amount of benzene occurring in NingXia Red is naturally occurring and comes directly from the fruit used to make it. If it comes from a natural source and appears in minuscule amounts, it is not dangerous.

Young Living does have naturally occurring sodium benzoate in our NingXia Red juice. If we remove it, the juice will turn to rancid vinegar very quickly. Unless we are all going to make our own and consume it within a couple of days, this is the only way we are going to keep our NingXia Red shelf stable and healthy.

Me, myself and I would not hesitate to drink NingXia Red, dear ones! It has made such a huge difference in my health; and when I run out by accident for a few days, it is amazing how I can feel myself less happy, less energetic, having less stamina, etc.

Personally, I would not sweat the naturally occurring benzene, as many minerals are necessary for the body to work properly, like natural sodium. However, that is only the case in SMALL amounts, from totally clean sources and in it's naturally occurring state. Sounds to me like NXR fulfills all of those requirements...

I think Young Living has proven themselves to us enough times for us to believe that Ningxia Red juice is everything they have demonstrated through research. If my health is any indicator, I'd say it SURE IS!

I am still somewhat chemically sensitive since my Feb. 21, 2002 immune reponse...and very much so to benzene! I think that my drastically improved health is a strong recommendation for the juice being a superb product.

But colleagues, I am NOT a Naturopathic professional, I just drink the amazing juice!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
2.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
3.Associated topics: immune-system — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
4.Associated topics: immune-system — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
5.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
6.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link
7.Associated topics: immune-system — "These results suggest that the volatile oil of ginger influences both cell-mediated immune response and nonspecific proliferation of T lymphocyte, and may exert beneficial effects in a number of clinical conditions, such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases."Link

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