If you're not the sort of person who scrutinizes the label of everything you buy, especially foods, then "quite likely you have swallowed carrageenan
in more than one product over the past day.
Meanwhile, the current findings "make the case that carrageenan
is a useful compound to add to nonoxynol-9" to offset its detrimental effects, Kast says.
The data with regard to intestinal effects of carrageenan
seem sufficient to mandate restriction of carrageenan
Industries that make money by adding carrageenan
point to studies that find it innocuous except in rare instances.
is a common ingredient in a variety of consumer products, including some sex lubricants, the researchers tried the same test with lubricants containing carrageenan
and those without it.
In a recent paper, Tache et al (4) used a well-established and highly sensitive aberrant crypt assay to examined the potential for carrageenan
to promote azoxymethane-induced colonic cancer; they found no promoting effect when a humanized gut flora was used.
c] is the edema of carrageenan
of control group and [E.
In rodent models, there is clear evidence that degraded carrageenan
can induce ulcerations and neoplasms.
For example, McDonald's restaurants use carrageenan
, extracted from red algae and mixed with water, to help retain juices in their McLean Deluxe reduced-fat hamburgers, says Penichter, whose company makes carrageenan
Pick up any of the new cheeses and you'll find guar or carrageenan
, xanthan or locust bean in the list of ingredients.
Major product lines impacted include pectin, xanthan gum, gellan gum and carrageenan
For UHT Reconstituted Milk, Premium Ingredients has developed PREMITEX XLB-6012, a specific blend of emulsifiers and stabilizers composed of mono - and diglycerides of fatty acids, carrageenan
and guar gum and designed for the preparations of long life milk drinks and recombined milk.