Isomalt, CAS# 64519-82-0, is a sugar alcohol manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as Granule 4-20mesh. Isomalt is widely used as sweetener. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E953.
1. Isomalt poses laxative effect when ingusted in large amount. 2. Isomalt can cause abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence in specific groups of individuals.
As Isomalt is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Isomalt for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Isomalt could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Isomalt in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Isomalt for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Isomalt is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Isomalt reported up to now.
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1. Frozen yogurt with added inulin and isomalt. [J Dairy Sci. 2011 Apr]
Author: Isik U, Boyacioglu D, Capanoglu E, Erdil DN.
2. Effects of isomalt consumption on gastrointestinal and metabolic parameters in healthy volunteers. [Br J Nutr. 2005 Oct]
Author: Gostner A, Schäffer V, Theis S, Menzel T, Lührs H, Melcher R, Schauber J, Kudlich T, Dusel G, Dorbath D, Kozianowski G, Scheppach W.