Sodium Phosphate Side Effects

Sodium phosphates E339 are often used as emulsifiers (such as inprocessed cheese), thickening agents, and leavening agents for baked goods. Though Sodium phosphates E339 is considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.

What Is Sodium Phosphate E339?

Sodium Phosphate E339 is salt of sodium hydroxide and phosphoric acid. This product is colorless to white rhombic or clinorhombic crystalline, and is best applied as a nutrition intensifier, PH conditioner, emulsifier agent, quality improvement agent, and food preserving agent. It is used in canned food products, soups, meats, processed cheeses, bakery products, etc.

Possible Side Effects of Sodium Phosphate E339

Sodium Phosphate E339 side effects may:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • bloating
  • nausea
  • vomiting

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 Phosphate 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 Sodium Phosphate populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Sodium Phosphate E339.


Related Research

1. Safety first: the case against oral sodium phosphate. [Endoscopy. 2014 Jun] Author: Rao S, Calderwood AH.

2. The efficacy and safety of colonoscopy preparation with oral sodium phosphate in elderly patients [Turk J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jun] Author: Yakut M, Cinar K, Seven G, Cetınkaya H, Bahar K.

3. Efficacy and safety of sodium phosphate for colon cleansing in type 2 diabetes mellitus. [South Med J. 2010 Nov] Author: Ozturk NA, Gokturk HS, Demir M, Unler GK, Gur G, Yilmaz U.

4. Colon cleansing with oral sodium phosphate in adolescents: dose, efficacy, acceptability, and safety. [Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Jun] Author: Sabri M, Di Lorenzo C, Henderson W, Thompson W, Barksdale E Jr, Khan S.

5. The renal safety of bowel preparations for colonoscopy: a comparative study of oral sodium phosphate solution and polyethylene glycol. [Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Jan 1] Author: Singal AK, Rosman AS, Post JB, Bauman WA, Spungen AM, Korsten MA

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