Potassium Tripolyphosphate Side Effects

Potassium Tripolyphosphate comes in a white powder and granular form. It is used as a sequestering agent for calcium and magnesium in food products. It is also highly soluble in aqueous solutions and has excellent dispersion properties. Applications for Potassium Tripolyphosphate include low sodium meats, processed seafood and cheeses, soups and sauces, noodle products and modified starches. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.

What Is Potassium Tripolyphosphate?

Potassium Tripolyphosphate (KTPP) is a hygroscopic white material that is often used as a sequestering agent (excellent sequestrant of calcium, magnesium and iron in food products). It appears as a white powder, and is used in poultry, processed seafood, processed cheeses, soups and sauces, and noodle products.

Possible Side Effects of Potassium Tripolyphosphate

Potassium Tripolyphosphate is generally considered a safe ingredient. The most common side effect of phosphate salts is diarrhea.

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. Potassium Tripolyphosphate is considered safe by FDA.

Suggested Dosage


Special Populations Precaution

There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Potassium Tripolyphosphate populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Potassium Tripolyphosphate.




Related Research

1. Greater effect of dietary potassium tripolyphosphate than of potassium dihydrogenphosphate on the nephrocalcinosis and proximal tubular function in female rats from the intake of a high-phosphorus diet. [Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2001 Apr] Author: Matsuzaki H1, Masuyama R, Uehara M, Nakamura K, Suzuki K.

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