Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ingestion vs. Injection

Ingestion vs. Injection

Either way it can end up in the bloodstream.

Anti-vaccine folk  seem to worry that vaccines go directly into the blood stream.
Vaccines don't go into the bloodstream.

Anti-vaccine folk  worry that "INGESTION is different to INJECTION".
They needn't.

In reality, the immune system and gastro-intestinal system are extremely complicated.

Here we have a very simplified representation of Ingestion vs Injection. Whether the route is injection (intramuscular, subcutaneous, or intradermal) -- or ingestion (oral), the substance goes through a 'filter'. 

Antigens and other components of food go through a gut "filter" before entering the blood stream, and the antigens in vaccines go through the antigen presenting cells and tissue "filter" before entering the blood stream.

1 comment:

  1. This is incredibly misleading, as gut microbes trap heavy metal toxins, surrounding it and prepping it for excretion, while muscle tissue and arterial tissue has nothing of the sorts.