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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is the Most Lethal Natural Toxin Known
Researched by Thomas DeMichelePublished - November 28, 2017 Last Updated - November 29, 2017
Botox: The World’s Deadliest Known Natural Toxin
Botulinum Toxin (AKA “Botox”) is the most lethal natural toxin known to human kind, that fact helps explain its paralytic effect. In fact, Botox’s potency far exceeds that of VX gas: the most toxic nerve gas ever synthesized.
More accurately, scientists discovered a specific type of Botox in 2013 (“Type H”) that meets the criteria of world’s deadliest natural substance. Of that specific strain of Botox, it takes an injection of just 2 billionths of a gram or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram to kill an adult. A spoonful of the stuff in a city’s water supply could be catastrophic… and this is probably why details have not been publicly announced…
…For those considering Botox treatment, it is important to note that Botox (prepared properly) can be considered safe when used professional in a clinical setting, for example by a cosmetic doctor in cosmetic surgery. It is only to say that like Oxygen or Fluoride, it is actually very deadly in the right dosage, and like other treatments it has risks. Meanwhile, there are potential negative side effects as one might expect from such a deadly toxin. Side effects include unwanted partial facial paralysis, headaches, flu-like syndromes, and allergic reactions.
TIP: Botox cosmetic® is a specific type of Botox preparation used in cosmetic surgery. See technical details on Botox types on NIH.Gov.
FACT: Botulinum toxin is also the cause of botulism (which humans commonly get through eating improperly stored food, such as potato salad left sitting around in the sun, but can also get through infections).
As they say, “whatever might otherwise kill you makes your face look nice in the hands of professional.”
Not every toxin is bad, Botox’s use as a treatment (cosmetic and otherwise) is one such example. There are risks remember, so do check with a professional before seeking any sort of botox related treatment (also don’t leave your potato salad out in the sun).
Author: Thomas DeMichele
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