Uses: Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose is found in sterilised, pasteurised and UHT cream, low-calorie cream and pasteurised low-fat cream, bakery products and in reduced fat products.
Also in pharmaceuticals including Multibionta 50+ Probiotic multi vitamin pills, Rhinolast nasal allergy spray and Viagra.
Many different uses, mainly as thickening agent, but also as filler, dietary fibre, anti clumping agent and emulsifier.
Similar as cellulose, but better soluble in water. Found in many different products. Hydroxypropyl Methyl cellulose is quite soluble, and can be fermented in the large intestine.
Large concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
Banned in Australia.
Description: Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose is prepared from cellulose, the main polysaccharide and constituent of wood and all plant structures. It is prepared with propylene oxide which is plastic and petroleum based.
Commercially prepared from wood and chemically methylated, which is a byproduct of petroleum refining. Petroleum products have an adverse affect on human bodies.