Food Additives Life Aid or Pathogens?

Now let's go into a bit of detail with these food additives?

We now know that these ingredients are intentionally added to improve shelf life, workability, taste and even appearance. The German food law defines these additives as “substances that are usually neither consumed as food nor used as a characteristic ingredient and are added for technological reasons. (LFGB§ 2 Section 3)

Technological properties are properties such as B. Backability, spreadability or machine suitability. Other properties of food additives are the effect on the shelf life (as long as possible), the effect on the consistency, on the ability to oxidize, on the appearance and of course on the taste. In any case, they must all be harmless to health. But what does harmless to health mean? Cow's milk and wheat are also not of concern, and yet some people do not tolerate these foods.

When will additives actually be approved and who controls this? You can find the “Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety” on the Internet (source: )

all important information.

In order to be able to assign the various additives in today's European Union, the so-called E numbers were introduced.

Source: "E-Numbers - What is behind them?" Here you can find information about the many individual E-substances, Status 08.12.2021.

Many food additives are harmless. Nevertheless, for example, the German consumer advice center warns of a total of 50 additives in food that, if consumed in excess, can trigger diarrhea and allergic reactions or have other side effects. Below are a few examples.

E 129 - allura red AC; is a red to dark red dye that is synthetically produced. It can be found, for example, in desserts, cakes, snacks, but also in fish and meat products. It is suspected of causing hyperactivity in children. In addition, E 129 can trigger skin reactions and respiratory problems. By the way, E 129 is in the following

banned in European countries: Belgium, Sweden and France. In Germany it is approved except for medicinal products.

E 124 - Cochineal Red A; is also an approved man-made substance. It gives various foods a reddish tint. It is light, heat and acid resistant and is therefore contained in sausages, jams, confectionery and gummy bears. It is also used in dietary supplements and medicines. Hypersensitivity can cause allergies.

E102 Tartrazine; belongs to the azo dyes and is artificially produced. Contained in drinks, baked goods such as snacks, pudding powder and other ready-made desserts, mustard, cheese rinds, sweets or dragees and medicines. E102 can cause or worsen breathing problems, hay fever or skin rashes. E 102 could also increase hyperactivity and attention deficits. Incidentally, in addition to tartrazine, the reference to the influence on attention in children is described for 5 other dyes from the group of azo dyes, E104 quinoline yellow, E110 yellow orange S, E122 azorubine/crimson, E124 cochineal red A, E129 allura red AC.

E122 - azorubine; like all others, a synthetically manufactured food additive and belongs to the group of azo dyes. It is used in colored drinks, sweets, jams, snacks, mustard, brown sauces, ready-made products... Important: E 122 is a cheap substitute for natural carmine and is therefore sometimes referred to as "carmine". E 122 May cause allergic skin and/or respiratory reactions. It can also affect activity and attention in children.


Aluminum is a common substance on earth, so it is unavoidable that we ingest small amounts through food. With certain foods, E 173 is even permitted or is transferred to the food because of the packaging. Here are some examples: Used in certain baked goods, particularly those baked on aluminum baking trays. Occurrence unfortunately also in drinking water. As with all things, the dose makes the poison. The higher the concentration in the body, the worse for overall health.

Aluminum is suspected of causing nerve damage, but not only that, but also of influencing hormone changes and genetic damage. Also discussed is the link between aluminum and cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's

Dementia. Why do you think deodorants say 0% aluminum? Please also pay attention to aluminum-free drugstore items such as toothpaste, sunscreen...etc.

As you can easily see, it is impossible to be too careful in this day and age. For your health and that of your children, we recommend the above sources. We have experienced too often that annoying symptoms have been alleviated or even disappeared completely after our liquid check for food additives.

With this in mind, your GenoLine team

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