Sodium stearate is the sodium salt of stearic acid. This white solid is the most common soap. It is found in many types of solid deodorants, rubbers, latex paints, and inks. It is also a component of some food additives and food flavorings. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Sodium Stearate?
Sodium stearate is primarily used to make soap. It is mostly used to create soap bases, but it is also used to produce deodorants, latex paints, rubbers and inks, and to a lesser extent, food additives and flavorings.
Possible Side Effects of Sodium Stearate
Sodium stearate has a long history of safe use in personal care products. It is permitted for direct addition to food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The side effects may: Irritability, Allergy, Itching, Stinging,Skin Irritation
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 Stearate 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 Stearate populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Sodium Stearate.
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