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Glycerin issues?

Answered on February 11, 2011
Created February 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

I am looking to start taking some vitamin supplements, but some of them have vegetable glycerin. I see some people avoid glycerin in their toothpastes. Is glycerin something I should be concerned with?

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on February 11, 2011
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People avoid glycerin in toothpastes based on the theory that glycerin leaves a residue on your teeth that may impede the natural remineralization that your saliva causes. This isn't an issue with supplements.

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on February 11, 2011
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Glycerin is used as a humectant, in that it holds on to water to keep the substance/food moist.

I don't see how this is not paleo although taking an appreciable amount can cause stomach upset and also a gain in water weight.

Might be worth your while to combine creatine with glycerol to get a hyper-hydrating effect.

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