Xanthan Gum E415 Benefits

Why use xanthan gum E415?

Xanthan gum is used as a thickening agent and a stabilizer to prevent separation of ingredients. It is a common food additive that you find in many food from sauces and dressings to ice cream and yogurt and, of course, gluten-free baked goods.

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Xanthan gum skin care benefits

You may find Xanthan Gum some Skin care products, like lotions, creams, face masks and packs

Xanthan Gum is used as a binder, emulsion stabilizer, emulsifying surfactant, as well as an aqueous viscosity increasing agent in cosmetics and personal care products because of its capability to hold water, enhance freeze-thaw stability, and improve shelf life and help with the stabilization of a product. A polysaccharide derived from glucose or sucrose (sugars), Xanthan Gum is able to increase the viscosity of liquids even when used at less than 1% concentration. It is also thought to have skin-conditioning properties.

Xanthan gum help weight loss

Xanthan is a complex carbohydrate – an indigestible fiber, to be precise. One teaspoonful of xanthan gum should ideally contain 7gm of fiber. As we all know, consumption of increased amount of fiber is likely to inhibit the absorption of fat present in ingested food.

Is Xanthan gum E415 safe?

Lots of investigations with respect to toxicology and safety on rats and dogs shown that xanthan gum E415 is a safe food additive. On the basis of these studies Xanthan gum was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1969, permitting use of Xanthan gum E415 in food products without any specific quantity limitations. FDA regulations permit addition of Xanthan gum to many standardized foods such as cheese, cheese products, milk and cream products, dressings, table syrups etc. The USDA regulations permit its use in sauces, gravies and breadings used with meat and poultry products. The Canadian Governor-in-Council has also approved general use of Xanthan gum in food. Xanthan gum E415 is on Annex-I of the European Economic Community emulsifier/stabilizer list as item E415. Our Food grade Xanthan gum 80mesh, 200mesh fully meets the standards and specifications issued in the latest versions of USP-NF (United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary), Ph. Eur. (European Pharmacopoeia), FCC (Food Chemicals Codex) and the respective EU Regulations.

Xanthan gum E415 side effects

Commonly E415 Xanthan gum is used as a safe Thickening agent, stabiliser and emulsifier in food. Xanthan gum is safe when up to 15 grams per day are taken. It can cause some side effects such as intestinal gas (flatulence) and bloating. People who are exposed to xanthan gum powder might experience flu-like symptoms, nose and throat irritation, and lung problems.

Other reported side effects like migraines or skin irritation. Its other side effects also include intestinal gas, flatulence, diarrhea and bloating. Increased taken Xanthan gum can make the symptoms worse.