TBHQ is a preservative found in many of today's foods and especially convenience and snack items. This preservative helps the food to not go rancid too quick. Shelf life is an important part of our food manufacturers.
TBHQ stands for Tertiary Butylhydroquinone. This is a chemical preservative in the form of butane. The risks and side effects of this chemical creation far outweighs the benefits.
ADHD. ADHD stands for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. ADHD is a behavioral disorder that effects 8 - 10% school age children. I believe it effects far more and reaches far beyond childhood. Boys are about 3x more likely to exhibit ADHD. Kids with ADHD act without thinking, have trouble focusing and are hyperactive. Some kids can display rage.
Peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, nonfat milk, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of: Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean and cottonseed oil), salt, carrageenan, mono- and diglycerides, TBHQ (preservative), egg whites, and soy protein.
My son is paying the price for eating that .90 cent candy bar. He is restless, impulsive and not feeling strong in balance. He is having a hard day at school and got in to it with one of his best friends at recess. I so hate seeing the effects of chemical reactions in my kids. One of the worse parts is the after effect. His self esteem plummets.
You may be interested to know that TBHQ is in fast food fries. It is in the oil which allows food preparers to heat the oil at super high temps and use the oil over and over again. There are just 3 fast food places I know of that do not use TBHQ in their french fry oil and they are 5 Guys, In n Out, and Wendys.
A home remedy that works for us is a warm Epsom salt bath. The magnesium in the salts help restore balance. I am also using essential oils and am seeing success. More on that to come!
We avoid artificial colors like Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, Blue 1, artificial flavors like Vanillin, BHA, BHT and TBHQ, as well as high fructose corn syrup. Its not as hard as it sounds, and if I would have held my own and not caved at the vending machine, I would not have been reminded how miserable these chemical additives are.
Studies on BHT, BHA and TBHQ