5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Fear Carrageenan

There are so many things out there that have the potential to harm you if they are consumed, or if you do things the wrong way. It is safe to say that it is a scary world out there with so many dangers! You must keep up with them all, and that is never easy. One scare that people have is of a food additive known as carrageenan. You shouldn’t fear this additive, however, because it is one of the few out there that is actually safe!

If it is safe, how did all the hysteria come about you ask? Well, there’s a few reasons for that, and here we will help you get to the bottom of that. We will reveal five reasons why fearing this food additive is something that you shouldn’t do especially when there is so much more out there for you to fear. Are you ready to learn the truth of the matter?

1.    Long Used

This additive is found in many different foods and serves as a thickening agent in foods like chocolate milk and yogurt. The FDA even approved it recently for use in infant formula. The additive has been used safely for over 70 years now with no ill effects noted.

2.    Found in Many Products

You’ve likely been using this food additive for a long time already and haven’t noticed a thing. It is found in so many product, and with the log use, there is little reason to believe there is any danger.

3.    Plenty of Research

There has been an immense amount of research conducted concerning this food additive over the past 40 years or so. None of the research has concluded that the substance is harmful in any way.


4.    FDA Approved

When the FDA approves a product, it gives you a far greater peace of mind than you would’ve otherwise had. You can rest assured that there is little to worry about with this product because it is approved by the FDA. That is the assurance that you want and need when using any product.

5.    Misleading Myth

There is a reason this myth all began, and it is due to the name of another product that is harmful. This product was known as polegenerated carrageenan, until a name change in 1988 to minimize some of the confusion. Even today, people still confuse the two, and it is easy to scare yourself into thinking that something is bad when it is in fact, not.

You are using this food additive right now. Read the labels and you likely won’t even see it mentioned. It is used in small quantity, and is safe for you to use. Despite the long name and the people with negative things to say, it is not going to cause you any kind of harm.  You can use this additive as you have been for so long now without any worries or complaints. It is easy to do, so why not?

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