February 7, 2016

Bht (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

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How does Butylated Hydroxytoluene work?

BHT is an antioxidant. It may damage the protective outer layer of viral cells.

Are there safety concerns?

BHT is safe in the amounts found in processed foods.

There is not enough information to determine its safety when used in higher doses.

Do not use BHT as a dietary supplement if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Butylated Hydroxytoluene.

The appropriate dose of BHT depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for BHT. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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