Glycerol E422 is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. Though Glycerol E422 is considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Glycerol E422?
Glycerol E422 is a clear, colorless, syrupy liquid with a greasy texture. This product is used in food as a solvent, sweetener, preservative, filler and thickening agent. Glycerol is found in processed baked goods, liqueurs, beverages and confectionery products.
Possible Side Effects of Glycerol E422
Glycerol E422 is generally considered a safe ingredient. Gastrointestinal side effects associated with rectal administration have included rectal discomfort, irritation, burning or griping, cramping pain, tenesmus, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea. Hyperemia of the rectal mucosa with minimal amounts of hemorrhage and mucus discharge has been reported.
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Glycerol E422 is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Glycerol populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Glycerol.
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