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 Posted 6/8/2014 6:34:56 PM
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This just published in Cell: http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(14)00598-4


I think these people are jumping to unwarranted conclusions here. Drosophila is some sort of an insect, a fly of some type. It does NOT follow that what is an essential element for some fly is an essential element for mammals. Regardless, At least here in the USA the evidence is that people are consuming too much bromine and that is a very real problem. From what I have been reading: Bromine is NOT an essential element for mammals whereas IODINE is an essential trace element. Whatever,   ...Oscar


That's just another example of an ezyme that uses it, its well established that bromine is used in humans, see the other thread, eg eosinophil peroxidase in humans uses it as well. Now that isn't to say there isn't fairly widespread iodine deficiency that bromine consumption exacerbates. Of course people consuming large amounts of BVO probably know what they are doing isn't healthy already. Brominated bread is another issue but luckily better quality bread avoids it.
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calc (6/8/2014)
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This just published in Cell: http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(14)00598-4


I think these people are jumping to unwarranted conclusions here. Drosophila is some sort of an insect, a fly of some type. It does NOT follow that what is an essential element for some fly is an essential element for mammals. Regardless, At least here in the USA the evidence is that people are consuming too much bromine and that is a very real problem. From what I have been reading: Bromine is NOT an essential element for mammals whereas IODINE is an essential trace element. Whatever,   ...Oscar


That's just another example of an ezyme that uses it, its well established that bromine is used in humans, see the other thread, eg eosinophil peroxidase in humans uses it as well. Now that isn't to say there isn't fairly widespread iodine deficiency that bromine consumption exacerbates. Of course people consuming large amounts of BVO probably know what they are doing isn't healthy already. Brominated bread is another issue but luckily better quality bread avoids it.


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Hello Calc, I always appreciate your input and consider you an informed responder. So, I guess some small amount of BROMINE is an essential element in human biology, but that here in the USA people like me imbibe too much of it in soft drinks including MOUNTAIN DEW [ my used to be favorite ] and many others including so called POWER DRINKS along with certain breads and such. I do think the vast majority of people are TOTALLY unaware of this problem: BROMINE displaces IODINE in many endocrine processes and wreaks havoc in many biologic processes in or with people. This is all new to me and again I thank Transpower for bringing this important issue to the forum`s attention.   ...Oscar
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My guess considering the dearth of information on the subject, outside of these two enzymes, is that the need for bromine is very low, probably similar to that of some other trace elements like nickel, and not generally something that needs to be supplemented. From what I understand nickel enzymes in humans haven't been identified yet, but are expected to exist since they do in other mammals, and healthy people appear to have a maintained level of nickel in blood. Iodine deficiency has also been a problem since long before the introduction of BVO drinks and brominated bread, it was attempted to be solved by iodizing salt, but most processed/restaurant food doesn't use it. Also the determination that most people are consuming way too much sodium to begin with has led to more iodine deficiency. Therefore, I wouldn't be surprised if most of the problem with bromine isn't really bromine itself, outside pathlogical consumption of BVO drinks (see study of person prolonged drinking many liters per day), but widespread iodine deficiency. It is currently taking me ~ 1.3mg iodine per day to keep my iodine blood level centered, which is way more than nearly anyone would get from food. I also don't eat bread or consume bvo drinks.

Bromine is still in Mountain Dew but luckily it has finally been removed from Gatorade and Powerade.

There may be more to that sodium over consumption than meets the eye, excessive sodium consumption causes increased urination which appears to  increase losses of everything. That's the area I'm currently looking into for my own health.
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