Losartan is a blood pressure medication used by healthcare professionals in the treatment of high blood pressure. Yesterday 10/3/2019, a manufacturing pharmaceutical company put out a recall notice on the drug as it contained a chemical called NMBA (N-methylnitrosobutric acid). I’ve never heard of the chemical compound before so I turned to my trusted google search engine. Much to my surprise however, only information on this chemical that related to this medication recall. It also mentions that it could POSSIBLY be a carcinogen. Closest chemical I could find online is Methylnitrosobiuret(Compound). The only thing i could find out about that compound is that it caused tumor growth(Leukemia) in mice.
How do you accidentally contaminate thousands of medications with a compound that is most likely a carcinogen? The methylnitrosobiuret compound is lacking the nitrogen group to the compound and it seems to me due to the extreme lack of information, research and study on NMBA, this is a newly discovered chemical. It’s structure is similar methylnitrosobuiret and so they are assuming it behaves similarly as well and has similar effects on humans as mice. I believe the actual chemical that is the contaminant, is dangerous and used in labs to produce tumors in mice for research purposes.
I’m sure it was a glitch but something as important as a medication that is going into circulation all around the world, should be monitored more closely in my opinion. This is interesting, I wonder how close to the original compound this impurity, as they call it, is. Did it have to be added or was it a different type of error? Did someone do the math wrong? Did they accidentally add too much nitrogen, methyline or another chemical? hmmmmm…
A carcinogen that causes tumors and gene mutation. Found in medication Losrtan(Cozar). Used to induce tumors in mice to find in certain medications would be effective in treating. The result showed median survival.
Meditation is an amazing practice to reduces stress related conditions such as anxiety and depression. When we meditate, the brain and nervous system undergo radical changes that cause the reduction and prevention of these conditions. Meditation increases stress resilience.
Vishen is one of the first people I started watching when I decided to transform my life for the better. His inspirational words and teachings helped guide me to meditation as a way of life. Meditation has helped me get through some of the toughest times of my life. Understanding myself, and finding answers by seeking peace through my inner spirit and comprehension of reality opened up my mind to greater things the world has to offer. Life began to piece together once I welcomed meditation into my life. Things seemed easier and confidence I’d never owned began to flood my being.
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Sleep is an extremely important component to healthy living. People often find themselves stuck in a cycle of unhealthy sleep patterns and find out difficult to break out of that cycle.
It’s much easier to talk about setting yourself a bedtime but going to bed at a reasonable hour is a different story. I’ve tried everything, just kidding….I really haven’t worked on getting to bed on time very hard. It’s so easy to fall out of routine when you are out of work or if you work night shift. Many studies have been done on people who work night shift. From what I can recall, I know women who work nights have a harder time with conception, and rates of depression in people who work nights is higher than those who are up during the day. Interrupting the circadian rhythm can really have dramatic effects on our health.
Our bodies internal clock is called the Circadian Rhythm. This is our biological sleep/wake cycle. Research has determined that human beings required 8 hrs of sleep per night. I meant people including myself don’t get that much. During the night, while you sleep, your body releases the chemical melatonin which aids in helping us fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
Check out the diagram I copied from Google about a typical circadian Rhythm.
Thanks for visiting my site, I want to tell you that I seriously need to do something different for my life. I’ve been so unbelievably depressed for the last 3 months, I’ve literally slept the past 3 months away. I lost my job in May 2019, and haven’t had any luck with a new job. I have been on this roller coaster of emotions, and trying to handle my mental health and medications without having to go to a doctor has been really difficult. It’s not working. I need to do something different. Today, I’m getting up and starting my day with breakfast, then a motivational speech, meditation and yoga.
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