Sodium Methylparaben E219 is a water-soluble antiseptic mainly used as a safe, high efficiency, broad-spectrum antibiotic for cosmetics. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Sodium Methylparaben E219?
Sodium Methylparaben E219 is a preservative, and is widely used in cosmetics, medicine, food and other industrial products. It also can be compatible with various components in the cosmetics. With its broad-spectrum antibacterial activity, it has ability that the low concentrations, broad-spectrum efficient, economy, security, and long useful-life, compare with the traditional products (such as: sodium benzoate).
Possible Side Effects of Sodium Methylparaben E219
Although Sodium Methylparaben E219 generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
- Eye damage
- Skin rash
- Intestinal cramping
- Throat irritation
- Upset stomach
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 Methylparaben E219 is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Sodium Methylparaben populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Sodium Methylparaben E219.
1. Validated Stability-indicating Reverse-phase Ultra-performance Liquid Chromatography Method for Simultaneous Determination of Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Propylparaben and Ketorolac Tromethamine in Topical Dosage Forms. [Indian J Pharm Sci. 2013 Mar] Author: Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur-713 209, India.