Are there any risks to using a Certo and grape juice combination for pain relief?

Published: July 23, 2013

I recently read something that concerns me for this home remedy. I'm wondering if it is true and cause for concern. I've been able to stop using a prescription pain reliever (Ultram) in favor of Certo and grape juice. The information stated that the sodium benzoate used in Certo as a preservative, when combine with vitamin C, produces benzene, a carcinogen. Thanks for any comment.


I consider the Certo/juice combo to be dramatically less toxic than the medications or the pain. It is amazing nowadays how the media likes to make people neurotic about literally everything. Personally, I would enjoy the certo and juice.

Dr T

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