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Heparin Deaths Reveal How Chondroitin Sulfate Can Become a Poison

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

As China becomes a more common source of pharmaceuticals, the risk of death and disability rises from contaminated products. In an article that recently appeared in Chemical and Engineering News (March 24, 2008), science writer Jyllian Kemsley informed that the FDA has uncovered the cause of the recent deaths from Heparin (a drug commonly used in hospitals). It was due to an unnatural form of chondroitin sulfate, which like heparin is a a variably sulfated glycosaminoglycan. While chondroitin sulfate used in food supplements is generally derived from a natural source, cartilage, the form used in the deadly heparin was chemically modified with additional sulfate groups. Hypersulfated chondroitin sulfate does not appear in nature, and so it had to have been intentionally synthesized by someone who wanted to do much harm, which happened.

Such occurrences are not new.  Just a year ago pet food from China was busy causing the death of pets, due to the addition of the chemical, melamine. Melamine, a product of plastics, caused the assessment of protein in pet foods to look really high, but in reality it was a toxin that possessed no protein properties.

So, these days we have more problems with the question, what do I do for this or that, than simply following a disease model. We must also make certain that our health and food products undergo reliable testing. To help with this our government is now insisting that the Chinese government allow our own FDA inspectors to become part of the inspection process of what goes into the goods shipped to the rest of the world. Bottom line: FRT is the answer to most every health question. Too, if you don’t know the formula you had best get acquainted with just where your suppliers are getting their products.