Sodium Dehydroacetate is a white crystalline powder with no odor. This product has good performance of light resistance and heat resistance. Sodium Dehydroacetate is used as a food preservative in food. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Sodium Dehydroacetate?
Sodium Dehydroacetate is the sodium salt of dehydroacetic acid. Characteristics include being a white or off- white crystalline powder, odor-less and easy soluble in water. This compound is classified as a pyrone derivative and is used mostly as a fungicide and bactericide. Industrially, it is also used as a plasticizer in synthetic resins. It is used to reduce pickle bloating as a preservative for squash and strawberries.
Possible Side Effects of Sodium Dehydroacetate
Although Lactic Acid generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. Possible side effects: Burning; dry skin; flushing; irritation; itching; rash; stinging.
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. Sodium Dehydroacetate 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 Sodium Dehydroacetate populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Sodium Dehydroacetate.
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