Your Daily Additives – Ibuprofen


It’s funny the research on this was very simple. I have to ask: Would you ingest a combustible acid for a headache? Or would you rather natural compounds like manganese, magnesium, potassium and water, chia seeds, a variety of nuts, bananas, or a baked potato?

It seems absurd to take a “magic pill” that has the potential to tear holes in your stomach, has dozens of side affects and could be life threatening.

Understandably this is used for aches, pains and inflammation, but without the risk of all the side effects you could try real natural anti-inflammatory foods such as fresh, raw, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices.

General research: (This is not intended to be taken as medical advice, consult your physician for any medical concerns)


Usually taken three or four times a day for arthritis or every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. Nonprescription ibuprofen comes as a tablet, chewable tablet, suspension (liquid), and drops (concentrated liquid)

It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, or minor injury.

Ibuprofen Tablets, USP contain the active ingredient ibuprofen, which is Propionic Acid (corrosive combustible) Propionic Acid can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Ironic…

In experimental animals, ibuprofen & its metabolites pass easily across the placenta

Magnesium Stearate is a commonly used and potentially harmful additive found in many supplements.

The compound has lubricating properties, which is why it’s often used in the making of supplements, as it allows the machinery to run faster and smoother, and prevents the pills or capsules from sticking to each other.

Previous research has shown that stearic acid suppresses T cells—your natural killer cells—which are a key component of your immune system

NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk

NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events

Side affects include;

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • gas or bloating
  • dizziness
  • nervousness
  • ringing in the ears
  • unexplained weight gain
  • fever
  • blisters
  • rash
  • itching
  • hives
  • swelling of the eyes, face, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • hoarseness
  • excessive tiredness
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • flu-like symptoms
  • pale skin
  • fast heartbeat
  • cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine
  • back pain
  • difficult or painful urination
  • blurred vision, changes in color vision, or other vision problems
  • red or painful eyes
  • stiff neck
  • headache
  • confusion
  • aggression


The substance is toxic to blood, lungs, the nervous system, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.

Do not ingest. Very hazardous in case of ingestion. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. The products of degradation are more toxic.

Other Regulations:

OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).

Other Classifications:

WHMIS (Canada):

  • CLASS D-1B: Material causing immediate and serious toxic effects (TOXIC).
  • CLASS D-2A: Material causing other toxic effects (VERY TOXIC).


  • R36/38- Irritating to eyes and skin.
  • R48/22- Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed.


Legal G.R.A.S

G.R.A.S. List

Some extra reading material


John Parks
For two years I've thoroughly enjoyed researching the food additives "scientests" produce and put into all processed food. Also how the FDA classifies them as G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized As Safe) With about 95% of the research I've done over the last two years the actual science, toxicity reports, manufacturing processes and pure technical aspect of it suggests otherwise.

When you see something that is "hazardous by definition", toxic, poisonous or corrosive and it's in the food you're eating, you would surely have to stop, think and ask, "That's going to go in me. Wait... It passes through the placental barrier? It decreases the testicular weight in mice? It's produced with volvano ash? It's processed with asbestos and krypton gas?"

Now, my main argument is this: If you know the food additive is toxic, corrosive or hazardous by definition, if it requires flammable or corrosive DOT stickers while transporting, if it has saftey precautions, spill procedures and you must wear suitable protective clothing while handling... Can you even assume it's safe to eat?

Irregardless of the exposure limits, the actual amount in food itself, how many regulations and standards there are or how low the toxicity may be... It is the general principle that the additives are still put in the foods you eat on a daily basis. I personally don't believe that when a tomato is dropped you have to evacuate the area and seal off the exits. Because that is exactly the procedure for some of the chemcial agents the FDA allowed in food.