Carrageenan

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How does Carrageenan work?

Carrageenan contains chemicals that seem to decrease stomach and intestinal secretions. It also might decrease inflammation.

Are there safety concerns?

Carrageenan is safe for most people in food amounts. There is a chemically altered form of carrageenan that is available in France to treat peptic ulcers. This form might be unsafe because there's some evidence that it might cause cancer.

Do not take carrageenan in amounts larger than those typically found in food if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
 

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