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Carrageenan

Carrageenan

Carrageenan
Carrageenan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide extracted from red seaweed.
Carrageenan forms a stable 3-D network to increase viscosity although there are three types of carrageenan, only Iota and Lambda types are recommended in oral suspensions
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Carrageenan
Carrageenan
Primary function
Viscosifier
Typical use level
0.1 - 1.0%
Benefits / Claims
Different grades can work in hot or cold processes
Lambda carrageenan increases viscosity
Works in a wide pH range 4-11
Good clarity, odourless, non-irritant and non-toxic
Natural
Prevents Phase separation
Suitable for
Cream/ Emulsion
Buccal
Oral Suspensions
Oral Solutions
Gel
Modified Release

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