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Who's Afraid of Shark Liver Oil?

Updated on March 29, 2011

Worries and Fears

This mean old nurse will be the first to admit that when things change and something new comes along its time to push that big red button in our brains. You know the button that says "In case of pain PUSH!"

However, level six, pandemic, this is scary. Time to really wash your hands and cover your cough with your bicep and sleeve. I know, that alone is biggee change. Mean ole nurse used to say wash your hands and cover your cough with your hands. Then we discovered that the majority of people cover their mouths with a partially closed fist. Usually thumb closest to their mouth and just a tiny opening through the fist. So then where do all those lovely cough-y germies go? Righty oh! Through the partially closed fist and as we are on the subject of physics....

You didn't realize this was a physics article? Hmmmm....

At any rate, that thing-y thing about the momentum of an object being stronger and going further if its forced through a smaller opening...

Yea, that one. So here come the cough germs through the double-barreled shotgun you just made with your own hand! Don't you feel BAD!!!!!

So, you guys all have known this forever!! There's even a kids show with a song about how to cover your cough! Where am I going with this? I am just trying to gently lead you all down the shadowy, split infinitive and creepy path home through…


Also known as squalene.

Read on, thou brave and non-squeamish squalene infested humanoids of undiscernibly oily fingerprints :)

Just the Facts

Shark liver oil is the only thing I, as a nurse, recommend to my patients whose physician has told them to buy over the counter hemorrhoid ointment. I always make sure they know to read the ingredients and make sure the last ingredient is 0.3% shark liver oil. It is the one thing that helps with the swelling and the itching and the one that, when used, only needs to be used for a few days then everything are fine again. Use other hemorrhoid products and get ready to love them because you will be using them for a long time before the problem goes away!

Shark liver oil is also in cosmetics, one hundred and ninety four different products or thereabouts. Shark liver oil is also a naturally occurring organic compound found in our own bodies! In addition, of course, because everyone is different, if everyone had titers drawn for shark liver oil then everyone’s titer level would be different!

I beg your pardon? What is a titer?

Oh, I am so glad you asked! Titer measures the concentration of whatever it is you are testing. For example, being a really old person who actually had every childhood illness in the modern world my rubella titer is 362.94! Laboratory normal levels are 0.0 to 9.9! My poor Momma, think of what she went through when I had the German measles!

What’s that again? OH! You could care less what my titer is for German measles; you want to know about Shark Liver Oil? Well Geez OK don’t get your panties…Ooops sorry, got carried away J

The hoopla this month is about the new H1N1 vaccine. Whether it should be mandated, whether it would kill us, whether the government is using all of us, the military and civilian population included, as guinea pigs to see if this vaccine for H1N1 will wipe all of us off the face of the earth. The biggest roar is that the new vaccine will contain shark liver oil. Shark liver oil by any other name is AKA squalene.

Squalene is not a newly discovered substance nor is it a governmentally devised plot to eradicate the population whose IQ is less than…Ooops, sorry, got carried away again.

Squalene, just like a shark, is developed in your liver! Hence the name! So, shark liver oil by any other name is still a rose. Ooops, sorry, mixed quotation there.

Squalene’ function in the human body is in the synthesis of steroid hormones, vitamin D and cholesterol. Squalene is found in the oils found on the human body so your fingerprints contain squalene, your footprints contain squalene, and your cheeks that you ask your grand babies to kiss contain squalene, your toes that your tickle your Honeys legs with every night contain squalene and oh, no say it isn’t true! This means that you AND you ALONE ARE THE REASON THAT WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!

Ok, maybe not. I am trying to let you know that this is not the biggee it is made out to be. Now, there are some pretty frightening sites out there that could really mess with your head. IF you LET them. The clue here is read a lot of different information! Use your head. Do Not Panic! Am I the only one that recalls the anthrax scare after 091101? We were all upset because the CDC had only a few vials of the vaccine squirreled away because it was one of those diseases that are so rare!

Remember that? We were all scared we would get anthrax dropped on us and we would DIE! If the government had said, “You guys come get your free vaccine against anthrax at your local civic center” the traffic jam would last for days! I do not mean to make enemies but this is a new vaccine; there are bound to be a few fears about what will happen when it gets into our bodies. First of all, H1N1 has not mutated (yet) so the best time to build up your own antibodies against this virus is to either suffer through the virus itself or get the first batch of vaccine that comes out. This is because the protein that makes up the vaccine is really pure; it does not need anything added to it. Sometimes vaccines have adjuncts to make them go farther. Sort of like adding water to your iced tea to make it go further. The tea is still wonderful, it just fills more glasses. So when something is added to a vaccine as an adjunct it doesn’t change the strength of the vaccine itself, it just protects more people.

Europe and Canada have been using squalene as an adjunct in their vaccines since the late 1990s. Of course, all those Europeans and Canadians may just be robots made to look like the Europeans and Canadians that all DIED from the use of a vaccine containing squalene! You doubt it? So do I. What about that time you got a nasty cut and had to have stitches because you ran into a tree? Remember that vaccine the mean ole nurse gave you?

You know, the nurse asks, “When’s the last time you had a tetanus shot?” and as you are answering, “Uhhhh…” the mean ole nurse says, “That’s too long ago” and jabs you with that horrid needle she sharpened on her tongue!

That vaccine contained squalene. Are you dead yet? It’s really the only vaccine that the CDC has ever used with squalene as an adjunct. It contains trace levels of squalene and it seems those trace levels may have snuck in through the development of the vaccine itself. The scientific test used to prove this is they took a fingerprint and tested it for squalene and “the results went off the charts” that is verbatim from the article. Fact of the matter is, if the human liver, the animal’s liver and certain plants do not produce squalene guess what would happen to us?


The Gulf War Syndrome that some sites state were caused by the use of squalene as an adjunct is not true. Squalene was not used in the many, many vaccines given to our young men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. Aluminum Hydrochloride was, but not squalene. Personally, from the many sites I have researched, I think it will be added as an adjunct, evenually, the tests results show that titer levels are much higher and much less vaccine is needed to make it effective compared to vaccines where alum (aluminum hydrochloride) are used. The article I read to support this was about a vaccine for malaria and this is the link for that article:

The most informative, easy to read and understand article I found is from the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program. Remember I talked about the anthrax scare a few years ago? Well, this link answers everything you ever wanted as well as some you never thought of, concerning squalene. This is that link:

Bottom line to all of this is as follows:

1. Research has been done on people with malaria and HIV with vaccines containing squalene. They had no side effects.

2. Select groups of volunteer Gulf War Soldiers were also part of a research study involving vaccines containing squalene. They had no side effects.

3. A lovely skin product called “Lotus Moon Sage Sun Protective Crème” contains squalene. This is just one of the 194 products I told you about earlier. Funny thing about this product are the two main ingredients. Zinc Oxide (desitin, anyone have babies butts at home? It’s still in my house, fixes everything!) And Titanium Oxide. UGH Titanium? Anyway both of the first two ingredients carry the side effects of bioaccumulation, allergies, immunotoxicity, organ system toxicity (non-reproductive whew! Also cellular changes although how one can tell which cellular change was due to aging and which due to the use of this sunblocker beats me. Now squalene is listed as the sixth ingredient. Side effects included “none identified” and there are eleven total ingredients so squalene is in the last half of the listed ingredients and causes no problems. Weird.

Yes, I realize cosmetics are not the same as a vaccine; I was just using it as an example.

After all, most of us use more cosmetics, lotions, creams and skin protection in one day than we would receive over an entire lifetime of receiving any type of vaccine.

All I’m saying is protect yourself and try not to bad mouth the CDC, the government, mean nurses or whoever is trying to keep us as well as possible. Read all the information, not just the Chicken Little naysayers OK?


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      Barbara Bethard 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      Good morning Valerie

      I sympathize but do noot agree with your point of view.

      Vaccinations are a way to proteect against a wide number of diseases

      The majority of people will not have adverse effects to vaccinations.

      However, what would you feel if by your words a young mother decided not to have her child vaccinated and that child contracted whooping cough and died of respiratory complications?

      Or how would you feel if a child contracted polio and remained crippled all its life and then in later years re developed the same polio viru and was stricken again?

      Just a thought. Again, I am sorry for your predictament but do not agree with your advice to be wary of any vaccine

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      valerie. 5 years ago

      I have had numerous vaccinations seasonal flu, tetanus etc. I developed an auto immune disease,about 10 years ago,i also have fibromylagia,extensive, permanent pain, all over.The use of squalene in vaccines, causes your immune system to react against all squalene ingested thereafter.Squalene is very good for you, when eaten in foods, but when administered directly into the blood stream the body recognises it as a foreign body,& will attack any squalene ingested. I am now allergic to nuts, seeds, fish, including fish oils,& other things i am not yet sure of.Since the things i am allergic to, contain large amounts of squalene,(coincidence? a very large one) I believe vaccines are very, very, dangerous. It takes time for you to get ill, & as the immune system is involved, it can cause many different diseases, so will never be linked to the vaccine. I have a large family, who are all healthy,unvaccinated individuals. My mother is 82,& in much better condition than me. This is not genetic. Be very wary of any vaccine!!! Valerie

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      Barbara Bethard 8 years ago from Tucson, Az

      oh this makes it so I wont be able to go to sleep tonight itakins!! Because I won't be able to get my head through the door!! :) I do love to teach and run my mouth...I do so hope one day a nursing instructor position is in my future...if the Higher Power feels I could help...until then I will remain staff RN eh? love to you and love you too Ethel :)

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      itakins 8 years ago from Irl

      What a writer! you are brilliant.Not only did I learn 100% more than I already knew;learning it was painless.

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      Barbara Bethard 8 years ago from Tucson, Az

      yes I had a good time with this research...lots of fear out there about the flu vacc so had to find out for myself what all the hullabaloo was about...tempest in a teapot eh?

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      That was really interesting and informative. Never heard of it but I bet it has been used on me somehwere along the line :)