- What other names is Carrageenan known by?
- What is Carrageenan?
- How does Carrageenan work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Carrageenan.
Carrageenan is used for coughs, bronchitis, tuberculosis, and intestinal problems. The French use a form that has been changed by adding acid and high temperatures. This form is used to treat peptic ulcers, and as a bulk laxative.
Some people apply carrageenan directly to the skin for discomfort around the anus.
In manufacturing, carrageenan is used as a binder, thickening agent, and as a stabilizer in medications, foods, and toothpaste. Carrageenan is also an ingredient in weight loss products.
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- Weight loss.
- Peptic ulcers.
- Intestinal problems.
- Other conditions.
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