E-number: 466

Name: Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium
Alternative Names :Carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt; CMC; Sodium caboxymethylcellulose; sodium cellulose glycolate; Carmellose sodium

Function: Thickener, Stabiliser
Status: Halaal
Source: Synthetically from cellulose (of plants).

Health Info!!

Health Code: Yellow
Poorly absorbed, flatulence, large amounts can cause diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, caused cancer and tumours in animal studies

Uses: Infant formula, ice cream, icings, confectionery, cottage cheese, cream cheese spread
Other Uses: Hair setting lotion, hand cream, medication, laxatives, antacids, tobacco