Glycerol Monostearate, CAS# 123-94-4, is a glycerol ester of stearic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as colorless flaky powder. Glycerol Monostearate is widely used as thickening, emulsifying, anti-caking, and preservative agent. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E471.
No significant side effects reported.
As Glycerol monostearate 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 Glycerol monostearate for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Glycerol monostearate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Glycerol monostearate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Glycerol monostearate 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. Glycerol monostearate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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Author: Xia D, Cui F, Gan Y, Mu H, Yang M.
2. A study of a co-processed dry binder composed of microcrystalline cellulose and glycerol monostearate. [Ceska Slov Farm. 2012 Oct]
Author: Mužíková J, Muchová S.
3. Enhancing reaction rate of transesterification of glycerol monostearate and methanol by CO(2). [J Phys Chem A. 2007 Nov 29]
Author: Song J, Hou M, Jiang T, Han B, Li X, Liu G, Yang G.