Uses: Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is a synthetic cellulose gum used as a binding and thickening agent. Also found in tobacco and detergents, toothpaste and paint.
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. Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is quite soluble, and can be fermented in the large intestine. It also lowers slightly the blood cholesterol level.
Large concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
Known to cause cancer when ingested by test animals. National Cancer Institute of America states it "should be forbidden as a food additive. See E466.
Description: Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is prepared from cellulose, the main polysaccharide and constituent of wood and all plant structures.
Commercially prepared from wood and chemically sodium added and carboxylic acids which are byproducts of petroleum refining. Petroleum products have an adverse affect on human bodies.
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose could be produced from genetically engineered cotton plants.
E467 Sodium Carboxymethyl
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