You are probably just the same as other people who think that carrageenan is dangerous for you and it can be lethal for you once you consume it. That’s why it is super important to get your facts straight and really understand the basic facts before you make any decision that can affect your life or the others. After all, it never hurts to educate yourself about various matters.
The Facts about Carrageenan
There has been a false claim saying that the carrageenan can be poisonous and lethal once you consume it. It is probably okay when you ingest it but once it is in your digestive system, the body’s natural chemical process will turn the substance to a lethal substance that can affect your health. You probably think that you ingest the safe carrageenan but your digestive system will turn it into poligeenan – or so it says.
In reality, the carrageenan has to be treated in a very special way to turn into a poligeenan. It takes 6 hours of acid bath to 1.5 pH level, which is impossible for the body to do such task. Your digestive system won’t be able to process the foods (containing the carrageenan) for 6 hours straight and the body’s pH level is around 2.5 (the lower the number, the more acidic it will be) so the whole claim is nonsense and impossible. So, is carrageenan bad? No, it’s not. It is the poligeenan that is bad for your system.
The False Claim
What about the claims saying that there has been a scientific study doing a research and experiment over the carrageenan and it has been proven to be dangerous? Well, it turns out that the subject of the study was the poligeenan and not the carrageenan. And from the study alone, the result was bad for the health. So it was the poligeenan that is dangerous for the health.