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What is Ethyl Methyl Cellulose Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Ethyl Methyl Cellulose in Food

Ethyl Methyl Cellulose is mainly used as a thickening agent. It has other uses as well. It is also used as a filler, dietary fiber, clumping agent and emulsifier. It is used in hair shampoos, toothpastes, ice creams, paints, printing ink, as a lubricant and construction material. It is used in the treatment of constipation, diverticulitis, piles and irritable bowel syndrome. It helps to prevent dehydration. It is also used in treatment of diarrhea. It is sold commercially as Citrucel, a well known drug. It is also used as an alternative of gelatin. Possible side effects are bloating and flatulence. Other side effects are vomiting, chest tightness, breathlessness and dizziness.

by Margaret Walker on Thu, 03/10/2011 - 00:57


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