The following is the detailed research of our Aspirin Proof Process.

Aspirin Low Dose 81mg Tablets: Aspirin, Black Iron Oxide, Colloidal Silicon dioxide, Corn Starch, FD&C Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake, Hypromellose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polydextrose, Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Acetate Phthalate, Propylene Glycol, Shellac Wax, Sodium Alginate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Stearic Acid, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Triethyl Citrate

Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid): can cause nausea and vomiting.[1]

Black Iron Oxide: possible enviornmental concern and possible toxin.[2]

Colloidal Silicon Dioxide: when inhaled in very small quantities over time can lead to silicosis, bronchitis, or cancer, as it becomes lodged in the lungs and continuously irritates them, reducing lung capacities.[3] Silica dust is labeled as a Group 1- “Carcinogenic to Humans” by the IARC.[4]

Corn Starch: no documented health or environmental concern.

Yellow 6: no health or environmental concern. There is a lack or research relating to Yellow 6.[5]

Hypromellose: is a semi synthetic polymer based on cellulose- no documented health or environmental concern.[6]

Microcrystalline Cellulose: is an isolated, colloidal crystalline portion of cellulose fibers- no health or environmental concern.[7]

Polydextrose: no documented health or environmental concern.

Polyethylene Glycol: a polymer of Ethylene Oxide is a known human carcinogen. Polyethylene Glycol is a possible toxin to our organ system as well.[8]

Polyvinyl Acetate: is manufactured using vinyl acetate.[9The IARC found evidence that vinyl acetate causes tumors in rats[10and the IARC believes that trace amounts of vinyl acetate can make it into the gum base material.[11] Phthalates can disrupt hormonal systems, which can cause harm during critical periods of development and in adult males phthalates are associated with poor sperm quality and infertility.[12]

Propylene Glycol: is produced from propylene oxide, which is labeled as a Group 2B- “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” by the IARC.[13] Propylene Glycol is the active component in anti-freeze,[14] and constant and/or excessive contact can lead to increased risk of respiratory and immune disorders like asthma, hay fever, eczema, and allergies.[15][16][17]

Shellac Wax: is secreted from the lac bug. Shellac is scraped from the bark of the trees where the female lac bug (Kerria lacca) secretes it while it moves on the tree. It is then processed (heated) to remove impurities, like bark and insects, and results in a dry flaky substance. To form liquid shella- ethanol is added to the dry flakes.[18]

Sodium Alginate: sodium salt of Alginic Acid- not documented as toxic.[19]

Sodium Bicarbonate: baking soda, an inorganic salt- not documented as toxic.[20]

Stearic Acid: a naturally occurring fatty acid that is not documented as toxic. However it is a possible enviornmental toxin.[21]

Talc: can cause pulminary issues,[22] and is together with impurities such as asbestos linked with lung[23][24] and ovarian cancer.[25Talc is labeled as a Group 2B Carcinogen- “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).[26]

Titanium Dioxide: is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. There is evidence that Yellow nail syndrome may be caused by titanium- either implanted for medical reasons or by eating foods that contain titanium dioxide.[27Titanium Dioxide is labeled as a Group 2B- “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” by the IARC.[28] A study found that when rats drank water treated with titanium dioxide the nanoparticles caused clastogenicity, genotoxicity, oxidative DNA damage and inflammation.[29][30]

Inhalation of titanium dioxide can cause irritation to the nose and throat. Skin contact can cause mild irritation, and eye contact may cause slight irritation as a “foreign object”. Tearing, blinking and mild temporary pain may occur as particles are rinsed from the eye by tears.[31]

Triethyl Citrate: a triester of ethyl alochol and citric acid- not documented as toxic.[32]

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12 thoughts on “Aspirin Research

  1. Thats a lot of extra ingredients! Surely they arent all absolutely necessary. I think most people would think aspirin would contain aspirin and some kind of binder and then the whitener silicon dioxide. Although who cares if they are snow-white coloured these days?
    I bet there would be a market for very minimal ingredient aspirin and similar medicines.

  2. Your comments are appreciated Dichotomous. A systemic rule for human health is the fewer additives and fewer processes a food or pill or any product humans ingest or place on their body, the better. Yes, we too believe there is demand and market for minimalist products. Every ingredient we put in or on our body that is unknown to our body, the more risk of disease or disruption. As our web site becomes more active and moves into its next phase, we will identify or help create products that meet this criteria. Alan

  3. Hi Calpal (Dan). Your research is excellent. We are going to recommend CVS aspirin as the best aspirin choice for most people – the most recent research on the need for enteric coatings suggests it is mostly unnecessary and the reports of stomach and digestive issues from aspirin were under-researched and overstated. We had heard from pharmacists that Bayer owns a unique process for producing aspirin using actual organic ingredients from willow bark while others may only produce a chemical compound that is similar to the organically derived acetylsalicylic acid. Do you know anything about the compounding differences? Are you able to point us to other minimalist products with just the good stuff?

  4. Hi AAY,
    Calpal above isn’t me, to my knowledge anyway 🙂

    I hadn’t heard that about Bayer’s process. Could it be a reference to them originally figuring out the process for making acetylsalicylic acid in place of salicylic acid? I vaguely remember it needing a different plant or something.

    I get the impression that everyone is just importing their aspirin from mass-production in China, but it’s certainly possible that Bayer licenses some special technique or something…


  5. Thanks Dan. Love the research on your web site. I would like to share the site with our followers .. and will add you to a network of similar groups that also include Better World Shopper. We imagine a simple minimalist visual modelset for all products that instantly shows the nature of the ingredients based upon a variety of criteria including contamination, effectiveness, highest probable safety, least damage to living systems, documentation and transparency, packaging etc. Your work is highly valued!!!

  6. One of the grating facts that we learned from the Food Revolution Summit is that the major corporations are deliberately adding harmful ingredients in the United States because they can get away with it and they are addictive, but the EU and many other nations refuse to allow it, so they have already formulated acceptable products for sale in those countries, and sell them. (54 or 57 countries ban foods with GMOs.) Thus every time they testify to Congress, or anyone else, that they cannot provide, or it would cause their businesses irreparable harm to be forced to provide, safe products in the United States, they are already-proven liars.

    In the European Union, there is a long and very active tradition of natural healing (Naturopathy, etc.), which demands and gets products formulated to its standards. It would probably be possible to crowd-source, over time, comprehensive documentation of these products, and of all of the contrasts in business practices, and to systematically sort them in order of egregiousness, among other valuable sorts. This could be a solid foundation for a grass-roots, and unstoppable, campaign to overhaul the food and drug systems, as part of the larger campaign to take back control of our planetary home from the Dominator Paradigm corporations.

  7. Regarding, from the list of ingredients,
    Corn Starch: no documented health or environmental concern.

    If it were made from organic corn, that would be true. Unfortunately, it is highly likely to be GMO, and the industrial agriculture practices used to grow almost all corn for animal feed and vehicle fuel, and most corn for human consumption, are extremely toxic to natural systems.

  8. Thanks Mark. Yes, organic non gmo is better and should be our choice. Also, the process of producing corn starch involves ingredients such as sulfur dioxide, large amounts of heating and hot water, and large amounts of water that becomes wastewater if unprocessed.

    However, modified corn starch is a code word for more toxic chemicals and chemical processes. Stay away from modified corn starch:
    Acid-treated starch, also called thin boiling starch, is prepared by treating starch or starch granules with inorganic acids, e.g. hydrochloric acid breaking down the starch molecule and thus reducing the viscosity.

    Other treatments producing modified starch (with different INS and E-numbers) are:

    dextrin (INS 1400),[3] roasted starch with hydrochloric acid
    alkaline-modified starch (INS 1402)[3] with sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide
    bleached starch (INS 1403)[3] with hydrogen peroxide
    oxidized starch (INS 1404, E1404)[3] with sodium hypochlorite, breaking down viscosity
    enzyme-treated starch (INS 1405),[3] maltodextrin, cyclodextrin
    monostarch phosphate (INS 1410, E1410) with phosphorous acid or the salts sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, or sodium triphosphate to reduce retrogradation
    distarch phosphate (INS 1412, E1412) by esterification with for example sodium trimetaphosphate, crosslinked starch modifying the rheology, the texture
    acetylated starch (INS 1420, E1420)[3] esterification with acetic anhydride
    hydroxypropylated starch (INS 1440, E1440), starch ether, with propylene oxide, increasing viscosity stability
    hydroxyethyl starch, with ethylene oxide
    starch sodium octenyl succinate (OSA) starch (INS 1450, E1450) used as emulsifier adding hydrophobicity
    starch aluminium octenyl Succinate (INS 1452, E1452)
    cationic starch, adding positive electrical charge to starch
    carboxymethylated starch with monochloroacetic acid adding negative charge
    and combined modifications such as

    phosphated distarch phosphate ((INS 1413, E1413)
    acetylated distarch phosphate (INS 1414, E1414)
    acetylated distarch adipate (INS 1422, E1422),
    hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate (INS 1442, E1442),
    acetylated oxidized starch (INS 1451, E1451).[3]

  9. Mark, I am devastated by the lack of conscious outrage about the poisoning of the world, from environments, to water supplies to food supplies to the crap we trust to put on our teeth and our skin. The answer to to continue to stop THEM, but more importantly, we need to build our own community without the corruption of senseless harm. The rules are simple, No additives if we can help it, nothing our bodily programming has never experienced before, nothing to risk the health and lives of people. The news about Subway and Pepsi and Coke removing one of the following ingredients makes me sadder, not happier. They should and must do more, and they should have never used those chemicals, and they should be help accountable. Our Proof Process is necessary, our NETS principles and Essential, Eternal Vigilance is required of all of us, and a parallel world is the only future I want.

    Potassium bromate: Potassium bromate gets added to commercial bread products to help the dough hold together and rise higher, and it is also approved by the FDA for use in malting barley. Some studies indicate that potassium bromate may be carcinogenic, and link it to nervous system and kidney damage. A few weeks ago I also wrote about possible causes for the hypothyroid epidemic, and this is one of them – due to the location of bromine on the periodic table, it behaves very much like iodine, thus potentially interfering with the production of thyroid hormone. It is banned in Canada, China and the EU.
    Brominated Vegetable Oil: Along those lines, BVO shows up in a number of beverages, such as Mountain Dew, Fresca, and some flavors of Powerade (though it was recently removed from Gatorade). It acts as an “emulsifier,” helping to distribute the flavor and prevent layers of chemical separation. Again, bromine is linked to thyroid trouble (see #1), tremors, depression, confusion, and several kinds of cancer (according to Mayo Clinic). Brominated Vegetable Oil is banned in the EU and Japan.
    rBGH and rBST: These are growth hormones given to about one in six dairy cows in the U.S. to increase milk production. These hormones have been known to cause inflammation in the cows’ breast tissue, augmenting the need for antibiotics. Dairy cows consume about 70% of this nation’s antibiotics both for this reason, as well as to offset the unhealthy conditions in which they are maintained. The reason this is bad news: bacteria are smart. Antibiotics may kill off most of a given strain, but the ones that survive are the ones that are resistant, and then they reproduce… which is the reason why we’re having more and more trouble with antibiotic-resistant bacteria these days. Additionally, the milk produced by cows treated with these hormones has a higher concentration of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), linked to various kinds of hormonal cancers. rBGH and rBST are banned in Australia, New Zealand, Israel, the EU and Canada.
    Arsenic: Yeah. We eat that stuff, albeit indirectly: we feed it to our chickens in order to prevent parasites, bulk up and improve the color of the poultry meat, and decrease the chickens’ feed consumption. The result is high levels of inorganic arsenic in the poultry we buy, which is carcinogenic (according to Johns Hopkins). (Seriously, who thought of this?!) Arsenic is banned in the EU.
    Food Coloring: Blue 2, Green 3, Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6: These are typically found in processed things you shouldn’t be eating anyway, like sodas, candy, and certain baked goods, although Red 40 can also be found in processed sausage. Collectively these are associated with allergies, brain tumors, bladder and testicular cancer, thyroid tumors, adrenal tumors, kidney tumors, ADD/ADHD and hypersensitivity reactions. Yellow 5 is especially nasty, found in boxed mac and cheese and cheddar flavored crackers… which, outside the U.S., are instead made with safer alternatives like paprika extract, beetroot, and annatto. If your kid has ADD/ADHD, get them off food dyes like ASAP! Food dyes are banned in Norway, Austria, and contain warnings in the UK and the EU.
    BHA and BHT: used as a preservative for fat, this has been linked with cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters (so, for good reason, it’s a suspected carcinogen in humans). Its cousin, Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) may be linked with cancer as well. Often these two are used with Propyl Gallate, a preservative of fats as well, also a suspected carcinogen. BHA may also induce allergic reactions and hyperactivity in some sensitive patients. These are banned Japan, in the UK (in infant foods), and in parts of the EU.
    Olestra/Olean: These fat substitutes are found in “fat-free” chips primarily. (Note: any packaged food that boasts “fat-free,” “sugar-free” or “fortified” usually makes up for it with a cocktail of chemicals. AVOID.) Like their “sugar-free” cousins, sugar alcohols, olestra manages to taste like fat without the same impact on the body because it’s undigestible. Side effects therefore include diarrhea, cramps and leaky bowels, as well as poor absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K. As if that wasn’t bad enough, in 2011, Purdue University demonstrated that rats fed potato chips made with Olean actually gained weight. Olestra and Olean are banned in the UK and Canada.
    Ractopamide: Ractopamine gets added to animal feed in the last few days before slaughter to promote leanness and increase muscle mass. But because the animals consume it so close to the end, as much as 20% of the drug makes its way into the meat we buy at the grocery store. And in us, ractopamide has been linked to hyperactivity, behavioral changes, and cardiovascular problems. It has been banned in the EU, Russia, mainland China & the Republic of China (Taiwan).
    GMO crops. The two biggest are soybeans and corn – pretty much if you buy these in the US, they’re genetically engineered unless they say otherwise. However, recently the Hawaiian papaya joined the list. I wrote an entire article on the hazards of GMO foods here. GMO foods are banned to varying degrees in the EU, the UK, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, the Phillippines, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Brazil, and Paraguay.
    Canthaxanthin: fed to farm-raised salmon in order to restore the pink color they have naturally in the wild, this chemical (produced by the pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-La Roche) has been linked to retinal damage. (Farmed fish is also notoriously high in heavy metals, so you shouldn’t eat it anyway.) Canthaxanthin is banned in Australia and New Zealand.

  10. I join AAY in my outrage that there IS no outrage in this country. The people here are nothing but sheeple and those of us who care are drowned out by the corporations, the FDA and the USDA, and their money constantly funneled into Congress. We do the best we can in our home, using non-gmo, no red meat, organic and we filter our water to get rid of fluoride and chromium hex. We don’t eat farm-raised fish or seafood, and try to only buy line-caught tuna and wild-caught salmon.

    Our frustration comes from our own government allowing important facts to be obliterated by Big Pharma, factory farming and the chemical companies.

    I found this page when looking for info on aspirin. I have a truly mangled back. I refuse to take prescription pain meds and have always tried to manage it with aspirin. I don’t seem to have stomach problems from it. I can go weeks with no problems then I hit a rough snag. In having my annual blood work ordered, the doctor (we call him Doctor Chicken Little) went ballistic on me for the aspirin, saying that I could die from kidney disease. I was looking for some ideas to try to countermand any damage. (AND this doctor was morbidly obese at age 48, and instead of diet and exercise, had surgery to have his stomach reduced, then had plastic surgery.) I mentioned that I’d been tested for food allergies to try to get a handle on any internal inflammation and he poo-poo’d that, saying that diet is meaningless. Seriously?

    Ok, so sorry to ramble, but I appreciate any recommendations that can be made for pain. I have actually had fairly good results using a homeopathic remedy called Traumeel taking tablets sublingually. Has anyone had any experience with that?

    The simpler the better for us.

    Thank you for the intelligent discourse.

  11. Hi Susan. We agree the world of corporations and governments defined by corporations are not the place to find honesty and caring and equality and a dedication to help us all. So sorry you have to experience pain. I cannot offer any advice regarding medications but I can suggest a lot of research dealing with the control of pain – which suggests that all sorts of attention feedback loops such as video games, music, deep conscious processing of nature and reading material, meditation and yoga, scent and touch all can mask the corporal and subconscious aspects of pain. We hope some day to ask people to become scientists and doctors of themselves and share what works for all of us to learn from and apply. Very best wishes. Alan

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