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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Arsenic

    Arsenic levels in organic brown rice syrup may be poisoning you. Many home made as well as commercial gels and bars contain organic brown rice syrup which may contain high levels of Arsenic.



    Organic Brown Rice Syrup: Hidden Arsenic Source - Yahoo! News
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    Maybe I missed it, but do they know why it had higher levels of arsenic?
    Is organic rice production somehow introducing arsenic that non organic rice doesn't?
    I don't get it. Makes me glad I switched to maltodextrin based gel this summer though.
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    CRAP, THERE Go My Cliff Gels!!!!!!--i have to check those....

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    Quote Originally Posted by forgiven_nick View Post
    Maybe I missed it, but do they know why it had higher levels of arsenic?
    Is organic rice production somehow introducing arsenic that non organic rice doesn't?
    I don't get it. Makes me glad I switched to maltodextrin based gel this summer though.
    I think I heard that they think that a lot of rice is now grown on former cotton field, where there was a lot of arsenic used and it's leaching through the soil.

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    Thanks for posting the info! That's good to know, especially since race season isn't that far off!
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    Go ahead and cut all rice out of your diet if the levels of arsenic in your gels worry you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forgiven_nick View Post
    Maybe I missed it, but do they know why it had higher levels of arsenic?
    Is organic rice production somehow introducing arsenic that non organic rice doesn't?
    I don't get it. Makes me glad I switched to maltodextrin based gel this summer though.
    Rice has varying levels of arsenic since it readily absorbs it from the soil it is planted in... so yeah nothing really special or predictable.

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    FYI, the link in the OP is gone now...

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    wonder if these three threads worth of knowledge could be combined:
    this one, of course
    Arsenic in energy bars/shots?
    Gel Shots Without Arsenic?

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    I don't know anything about rice production, but if they use composted chicken manure on it that could be a source of arsenic. I can't post links yet, but if you search "chickens arsenic" you'll see how I came up with this supposition.

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    One more justification for eating Oreos while I ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightjunction View Post
    One more justification for eating Oreos while I ride.
    Your dentist disapproves of both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Your dentist disapproves of both!
    One more reason to chew on toothpaste while I ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCProphet View Post
    One more reason to chew on toothpaste while I ride
    Great! Another rabid cyclist who'll do anything to get a ride in.

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