Last update: Sept. 13, 2005

Carrageenan

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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This is a moss that contains a lot of mucilage, carrageenin (Galactose polymers), much Iodine and some Arsenic. The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health has not approved any medical indication of this plant. Traditionally used as a laxative drug. It is also used to make fluids thicker or jelly-like in the food and cosmetic industry. We have to take into account its content of iodine in order to achieve WHO’s recommendations on Iodine supplementation.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Carrageenan.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Other names

Carrageenan is also known as Carrageen. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Group

Carrageenan belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Carrageenan in its composition:

  • Numoisyn™. Contains other elements than Carrageenan in its composition

References

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