[SaneVax: An adjuvant is a component used in vaccines to increase the immune system response. In other words, adjuvants are in vaccines to force your body to produce antibodies to the virus or bacteria the vaccine is intended to protect against. The assumption is the more antibodies you produce; the higher level of protection you have. The biggest problem with this assumption is that no one has ever taken the time to conduct studies to determine how high an antibody level one needs to exhibit to protect them from any disease. Nor has anyone taken the time to conduct studies to determine whether maintaining an artificially high level of antibodies can cause harm. Perhaps the time has come?]
Vitamin E is a Potentially Dangerous Vaccine Adjuvant
By Heidi Stevenson
We’re led to believe that there are only two kinds of vaccine adjuvants, aluminum and squalene. That, though, isn’t true. However, newer adjuvants are being hidden, either in plain sight as excipients, or completely, as ingredients that come along with another adjuvant. It may be hard to believe, but Vitamin E is one of them.
You know that old line, “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.” We all understand that to be true. A corollary of that axiom is that, if it’s called something else, then something is being hidden. Vaccine adjuvants are a clear example of why that’s true. Adjuvants are often included in vaccines, but called something else. The definitive example is alpha-tocopherol, the form of vitamin E that’s utilized by the human body.
Adjuvants are, by definition, toxic. That’s why they’re used. The immune system sees a threat and acts on it. The only vaccines that don’t have adjuvants are ones that use live viruses, which carry their own risks, not to mention being particularly difficult and expensive to manufacture. Most new vaccines utilize recombinant DNA to simulate bits of the surface of disease organisms, but these are weak antigens .They simply don’t cause enough of an immune response to create antibodies, which are the goal of vaccines. The problem is that adjuvants are also risky, possibly even more so than the antigens.
Squalene is used as an adjuvant. It’s a natural substance found in the body, most commonly noted in the joints, but also involved in many other functions. You can eat squalene without harm, just as you can take vitamin E without harm. But vaccines aren’t eaten. They’re injected or given in some other manner that bypasses the normal route into the body. That’s the significant issue. When injected or entering the body in an abnormal manner, substances that are naturally found in the body become toxic.
That may sound counter-intuitive, but it also sounds counter-intuitive that squalene could cause serious harm. Yet, that’s precisely what has been proven to be the case in GSK’s Pandemrix vaccine with the AS03 adjuvant. The active ingredient in that adjuvant is, officially, squalene. (Hang on for just a bit, and you see that squalene is not the only adjuvant in AS03!)
It’s never been a secret that squalene is dangerous. When it was first tried as a vaccine adjuvant back in the 1930s, it was quickly rejected as being too dangerous. It did, though, find another use—to inject into laboratory animals for its ability to create autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, for study in treating those diseases. It’s still used for that purpose today.
Experience demonstrates that injecting a vaccine with anything that’s similar to a natural substance in the body can trigger the immune system, often to a dangerous degree. Whatever triggered it, or anything that arrived with the adjuvant, may be targeted as a foreign body so that antibodies are created. The antibodies can then trigger an immune response against that substance—even when it’s a natural part of the body. That’s the definition of an autoimmune disorder: abnormal immune system function so that the body’s own tissues are attacked.
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