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Botox can be Prescribed by Your Doctor

Botox is widely known as a beauty product used to reduce winkles.

It works really well for that because it prevents the neurotransmitters from contracting the muscles it is injected into. The wrinkles disappear because the muscle is completely relaxed.

Botox (botulinum toxin) is a toxin produced by botulism bacteria and it is extremely dangerous in sizable doses. Doses are measured in MU (mouse units). They’re called mouse units because it’s the quantity of toxin required to kill 50% of mice of a specific weight, strain and sex.

In fact, due to the prevalence of this bacteria in honey, it is not advisable to feed babies honey.

Despite its danger and common use for vanity, there are a number of reasons why your doctor may actually prescribe it. (more…)

February 22, 2010 at 1:40 am 1 comment

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