First, I wanted to make more people aware of sodium phosphates. I would like to share with you my story about how I discovered through the years that after eating certain foods and beverages that my ear would itch, and then I would get a horrific headache that lasted 1 to 3 days. Some Links on the Dangers of Food additives and Sodium Phosphates:
Every-time after eating frozen dairy, or cream in my coffee at McDonald’s I noticed my stomach bloats, I get an intestinal pain that burns all the way through me, and after eating most dairy products I feel shortness of breath, and then I get a headache (many people don’t get headaches from food additives, colors, etc., but instead they get digestive problems from it as well). Well, I did read that there are trace amounts of arsenic and lead in sodium phosphates (I have posted the images of those studies below). I do know many other people who suffer from headaches and feel it is related to food also. I have recently quit eating anything with sodium phosphates and my headaches have subsided.
I have read that they dip chickens in it to kill the bacteria on it, and a lot of food has a longer shelf life when food manufacturers use sodium phosphates to help preserve food. I recently ate a rotisserie chicken from Walmart I instantly got a bad headache, and when I looked at the label the 4th ingredient was sodium phosphate. Now that I am reading about sodium phosphates I have read that here are pros and cons to sodium phosphates. But somehow I think they are over concentrated and used in our food chain.
Photo of label from Walmart rotisserie chicken
Here is the list of the ingredients in McDonald’s Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream:
Milk, sugar, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, sodium citrate, artificial vanilla flavor, sodium phosphate,
carrageenan, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum, vitamin A palmitate.
McDonald’s Coffee Creamer also has sodium phosphates. Also sodium phosphates are used in the processing of spirits, wines, and beer.
For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what was causing my headaches. But, year after year I was running up huge doctor bills, and it has cost me a lot of money, with no results. I finally got fed up and started keeping track of what I ate and drank. Eventually I found that cutting off the labels of the foods I was eating, and placing the labels in a pile with the newest label on top, and then I could see that sodium phosphate was in most labels and I started searching out the names of all the food additives, one by one. I think I’ve narrowed it down to MSG and sodium phosphates. Sodium phosphates did have quite a few links to articles that said there was a link and that it could cause headaches (MSG or mono sodium glutamate did also). So back to my original question “Are Sodium phosphates bad for me?” or “Is it causing my headaches?” I can’t really answer that question but you can click below to find what I found on sodium phosphates. In the image below you can see how many food groups you can find sodium phosphates and disodium phosphates are in, and it’s really amazing when you start learning and researching about all the food additives and all the food products and effects of them! Really all you need is a good book on toxicology to quickly learn what harm all those various chemical additives can do to your body.
Please click here to see the info I found on the web about sodium phosphates (disodium phosphates)
If you have any additional information on sodium and disodium phosphates please reply? Thanks
Other alias names for Sodium Phosphates: Aluminum Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate-Bone Ash, Bone Phosphate, Calcium Orthophosphate, Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Anhydrous, Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Dihydrate, Calcium Phosphate Tribasic, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphates, Magnesium Phosphate, Merisier, Neutral Calcium Phosphate, Precipitated Calcium Phosphate, Tertiary Calcium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Whitlockite; Potassium Phosphate: Dibasic Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Hydrogen Orthophosphate, Dipotassium Monophosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Monobasic Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Acid Phosphate, Potassium Biphosphate, Potassium Dihydrogen Orthophosphate, Potassium Hydrogen Phosphate; Sodium Phosphate: Anhydrous Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic Sodium Phosphate, Disodium Hydrogen Orthophosphate, Disodium Hydrogen Orthophosphate Dodecahydrate, Disodium Hydrogen Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, Phosphate of Soda, Sales de Fosfato, Sels de Phosphate, Sodium Orthophosphate.
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Written by Sandra Rust – July 2012
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