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glycerine: paleo-friendly or...?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 19, 2011 at 1:41 AM

I discovered a bottle of glycerine recently and would like to know if anyone would recommend ingesting it(some or all)? Reasons for or against. I have heard that many endurance athletes consume glycerine for rehydration purposes and I am wondering what woul occur if one were to take the risk of ingestion. The bottle is 3 fluid ounces and has been around for probably 30 years(sealed but...).

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on July 19, 2011
at 05:15 PM

I'm all for experimentation - to me that's what makes all this dietary thinking *fun*. I just don't think something that old - unless it's a good Madeira maybe - can still be good for you even if it's "relatively" inert.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 19, 2011
at 01:47 PM

curiosity. human experimentation. possible athletic performance enhancer/blood volumizer.

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on July 19, 2011
at 01:46 PM

FOS and garlic...now that explains it...

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on July 19, 2011
at 04:08 AM

@PersonMan -- please stop including the paleo-farming thing in your questions.

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on July 19, 2011
at 03:58 AM

Awesome link- I've only ever heard of it as a negative thing. Supposedly glycerin keeps teeth from re-mineralizing (also from WAPF, but I don't have a source link). I suppose that's only when used in toothpaste and not when ingested?

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on July 19, 2011
at 02:41 AM

Glycerine hydrates very well too as a skin moisturizer. It's also great in homemade bubble soap!

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Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

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on July 19, 2011
at 05:05 AM

Even if the glycerine was 100% ideal, I'd be very dubious of anything that's been hanging around anywhere near "probably 30 years". I wouldn't even drink distilled water from a glass bottle that old!

That said I've read that bone broth contains a quite a bit of glycerin - or is it collagen that is converted to glycerin? (it's my latest 'thing' so I find lots of reasons to stick it into answers :-) ...)

So toss the bottle - or make soap out of it - and get yourself some bonage!

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on July 19, 2011
at 01:52 AM

I've never used it myself, but the WAPF lists it under 'better options' as more favorable than other choices and that it's quite versatile. I don't know much about it other than what I've read here, which seemed pretty informative.

http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-foods/570-sugar-free-blues#glycerine

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 19, 2011
at 01:46 PM

FOS and garlic...now that explains it...

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on July 19, 2011
at 03:58 AM

Awesome link- I've only ever heard of it as a negative thing. Supposedly glycerin keeps teeth from re-mineralizing (also from WAPF, but I don't have a source link). I suppose that's only when used in toothpaste and not when ingested?

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on July 19, 2011
at 10:16 AM

It's relatively inert isn't it? Not sure that it's toxic but I don't see the benefit of consuming it. What's the rationale?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 19, 2011
at 01:47 PM

curiosity. human experimentation. possible athletic performance enhancer/blood volumizer.

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

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on July 19, 2011
at 05:15 PM

I'm all for experimentation - to me that's what makes all this dietary thinking *fun*. I just don't think something that old - unless it's a good Madeira maybe - can still be good for you even if it's "relatively" inert.

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