it is iron oxide, a harmless component


Would ‘graphene’ or ‘graphene oxide’, a substance believed by some to be hidden in certain Covid-19 vaccines, be found in Blackmores, a popular dietary supplement in Australia? From January 2 released videos show magnetic dark matter and claim it to be graphene oxide. It is actually iron oxide, non-toxic and used to color drug coatings.

Two videos have gone viral tick Tock, Twitter and Facebookclaiming that Australian-made dietary supplement Blackmores, mainly based on vitamin D3, contains graphene or oxide.

Enabled video On January 4th, seen more than 30,000 times on Tik Tok, we see a Blackmores medicine capsule stuck to a magnet. The video is accompanied by a caption in English: “Weird…Never buy Blackmores again!”. The account that shared this video has also been transferred false information about the treatment of Aboriginal Australians during a health crisis, intoxication, explained in the letter of the Observers.

Second video seen more than 14,000 times on Twitter and on January 2. posted on an anti-vaccination account, apparently a black conglomerate can be seen on the rim of the glass that drips off when the liquid is heated from a Blackmores vitamin capsule. A woman doing a demonstration exclaims, “It’s graphene oxide!”

Graphene is a nanomaterial made of carbon that is of interest to researchers due to its resistance and energy storage capabilities. Graphene oxide is a derivative of graphene that, unlike it, disperses well in water. Both materials are being studied for industrial and biomedical purposes.

Graphene and graphene oxide at least from 2021. May. fueling speculation from opponents of the Covid-19 vaccine, who say the vaccines contain them. Then people shared black matter images seemingly electromagnetic and dangerous, like experiments conducted indoors in a box or on a table. In fact, these images had nothing to do with graphene, as previously explained by our editors.

This graphene would be responsible for the alleged magnetism of the Pfizer vaccine, which is not proven.

Iron oxide, a classic dye

When contacted, Jean-François Berret, director of biophysics research at the University of Diderot in Paris, confirmed that the two videos indeed show iron oxide, a chemical compound identified because oxides are magnetic and dark when they appear concentrated.

It is iron oxide in the form of particles, probably micrometer in size (1 millionth of a meter). […] These particles are magnetic: they are particles of magnetite or maghemite, much studied in the laboratory. […] Under the influence of a magnetic field, they form chains, the particles align with each other. This characteristic behavior can be seen in the film.

Iron oxide is not toxic, says the scientist:

There are many studies in cells (we’ve done them ourselves in our lab) and in rodents that show that iron oxides are very well tolerated in living organisms. Lethal doses are high and can be said to be low to very low at the concentrations used in the film vitamin product.

There is no way it could be graphene oxide, which is not magnetic.

Blackmore ingredients available hereactually includes iron oxide.

Iron oxide is one of the medicine
Iron oxide is one of the components of the drug “Blackmores”. © Observers

Some medicine capsules may contain iron oxide, which is magnetic, in the shell. as a dye.

Not graphene or graphene oxide

Contacted ReutersLeah Boonthanom, head of communications at Blackmores, said: “Graphene oxide is not included in any of our product or raw material specifications.”

Blackmore also meets the criteria of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, which does not accept graphene oxide in medicines, according to the company this tweet January 4

CNRS research director and graphene specialist Emmanuel Flahaut, contacted by France 24 Observers, confirms that the videos do not show graphene or graphene oxide in any way.

“Graphene oxide is not magnetic, so the fact that something at room temperature is attracted to a magnet […] is evidence that it is not graphene oxide.

Also, there is no evidence that what is in the glass is actually the vitamin pill from the bottle next to it.

Graphene oxide has no nutritional or vitamin properties, so it makes no sense to add it to a food supplement.

According to this specialist, there is no definitive answer on the toxicity of graphene and graphene oxide.

Graphene oxide itself is genotoxic,” [c’est-à-dire qu’il peut altérer le génome d’êtres vivants]however, this feature can be removed.

In any case, to my knowledge, graphene oxide is never found in products intended for the “general public”.

Last November, another drug, the antibiotic flucloxacillin, has been accused of containing graphene or graphene oxide by anti-vaccine reportsthen it was iron oxide.

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