Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vitamin C and Shrimp Incompatibility

The following message was forwarded by a friend in my email. She lives and work in Singapore now while I am here in Netherlands. She's my very close friend and we were so close in university for around six years in total including our post university extensive study. This friend is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I have no way to verify if the following message is an email hoax but I reasoned that there is no harm in getting careful. The shrimp and vitamin c impact can kill? I am not really sure and if this email really did happen, that could be true so be careful with your vitamin C and shrimp eating.

Taiwan, a woman suddenly died unexpectedly with signs of bleeding from  her ears, nose, mouth & eyes. After a preliminary autopsy it was  diagnosed death due to arsenic poisoning death. Where did the arsenic  come from?  The police launched an in-depth and extensive investigation. A medical  school professor was invited to come to solve the case.The professor carefully looked at the contents from the deceased's  stomach, in less than half an hour, the mystery was solved. The professor said: 'The deceased did not commit suicide and neither was she murdered, she died of accidental death due to ignorance!' Everyone was puzzled, why accidental death? The arsenic is of the U.S. military for carrying rice seedlings H Gao. The professor said: 'The arsenic is produced in the stomach of the deceased.' The deceased used to take 'Vitamin C' everyday, which in itself is not a problem. The problem was that she ate a large portion of shrimp/prawn during dinner. Eating shrimp/prawn is not the problem that's why nothing happened to her family ever though they took the same shrimp/prawn. However at the same time the deceased also took 'vitamin C', that is where the problem is! <br />

Researchers at the University of Chicago in the United States , found through experiments, food such as soft-shell shrimp/prawn contains a much higher concentration of - five potassium arsenic compounds. Such fresh food by itself has no toxic effects on the human body! However, in taking 'vitamin C', due to the chemical reaction, the original non-toxic – five potassium arsenic (As anhydride, also known as arsenic oxide, the chemical formula for As205) changed to a three potassium toxic arsenic (ADB arsenic anhydride), also known as arsenic  trioxide, a chemical formula (As203),which is commonly known as arsenic to the public! Arsenic poisoning have magma role and can cause paralysis to the small blood vessels, ">


Jana said...

mamma mia, this sopunds really scary...good to know...thanks for info dearie!

Ratty said...

I think I won't eat shrimp and drink orange juice together any time soon now. I hope it's not true.

Anonymous said...

Its sounds very appetizing. I am a big fan of shrimp but not so much orange juice. Is there another type of beverage that you can use?