Sunday, July 5, 2009

Shrimp/Prawn together with 'Vitamin C' could be deadly!

I've been sitting here in front of my computer screen for the longest time thinking of something to write when suddenly I just remembered an email I received before that has something to do with our dinner....shrimps!

It says that eating shrimps/prawns while taking vitamin C could turn into arsenic poising! Arsenic is a highly toxic substance which is very fatal to our health and could seriously cause death. I just want to share this piece of info to warn my readers and at the same time validate if it is really true.



Taiwan, a woman suddenly died unexpectedly with signs of bleeding from her ears, nose, month & eyes. After a preliminary autopsy it was diagnosed death due to arsenic poisoning death. Where did the arsenic come from?

The police launched an in-depth and extensive investigation. A medical school professor was invited to come to solve the case. The professor carefully looked at the contents from the deceased's stomach, in less than half an hour, the mystery was solved. The professor said: 'The deceased did not commit suicide and neither was she murdered, she died of accidental death due to ignorance!'

Everyone was puzzled, why accidental death? The arsenic is of the U.S. military for carrying rice seedlings H Gao. The professor said: 'The arsenic is produced in the stomach of the deceased.' The deceased used to take 'Vitamin C' everyday, which in itself is not a problem. The problem was that she ate a large portion of shrimp/prawn during dinner. Eating shrimp/prawn is not the problem that's why nothing happened to her family ever though they took the same shrimp/prawn. However at the same time the deceased also took 'vitamin C', that is where the problem is!

Researchers at the University of Chicago in the United States, found through experiments, food such as soft-shell shrimp/prawn contains a much higher concentration of - five potassium arsenic compounds.

Such fresh food by itself has no toxic effects on the human body! However, in taking 'vitamin C', due to the chemical reaction, the original non-toxic - five potassium arsenic (As anhydride, also known as arsenic oxide, the chemical formula for As205) changed to a three potassium toxic arsenic (ADB arsenic anhydride), also known as arsenic trioxide, a chemical formula (As203), which is commonly known as arsenic to the public!

Arsenic poisoning have magma role and can cause paralysis to the small blood vessels, "mercapto Jimei"??, inhibits the activity of the liver and fat necrosis change Hepatic Lobules Centre, heart, liver, kidney, intestine congestion, epithelial cell necrosis, telangiectasia. Therefore, a person who dies of arsenic poisoning will shows signs of bleeding from the ears, nose, mouth & eyes.

Therefore, as a precautionary measure, DO NOT not take shrimp/prawn when taking 'vitamin C'.

I'm no expert regarding this matter but talking about health, I think just have to let go of my vitamin C supplements than giving up on shrimps.... can't help it...I just love sea foods... :)


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  2. hay kalami sa pasayan oi, sge lng lhay d man ko naga vitamins hehe

  3. If possible I think it's best to get all your nutrition from good food - not supplements.

    Best wishes.

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  5. That's crazy! Thank you for reporting about this! I personally don't take supplements, but I wonder what other foods/vitamins have the same chemical reaction?

  6. That's an urban legend!! It's not true!

  7. Hi Laiz, I found out in Niko's blog that this is a hoax. Not sure where I believe though..

  8. Am taking my vitamins everyday.. but I don't care or should I care? perhaps.. All I know is I love shrimps! (~_~) yummm..! kain tayo shrimps Laiz.. libre kita! tara nah.. (~_~)