Product Information

What is Microcrystalline Cellulose?

It is derived from plant sources: MCC is a purified form of cellulose, the main structural component of plant cell walls.

Uses in supplements: MCC serves various purposes in supplements, including:

  • Filler: Provides bulk to tablets and capsules without adding significant nutritional value.

  • Binder: Helps hold ingredients together within a tablet or capsule.

  • Thickener: Improves the texture and consistency of products.

  • Anti-caking agent: Prevents clumping of powdered ingredients.

General Safety

  • GRAS Status: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies MCC as "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS), meaning it's considered safe when used in appropriate quantities.

  • Indigestible: Humans lack the enzymes to break down MCC, therefore it passes through the digestive system largely unchanged.

  • Extensive Use: MCC is widely used in food products and pharmaceuticals as well.

Last updated: Apr 04, 2024 15:13 PM