Modified Celluloses, also known as methylcellulose (MC) and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), are versatile, multifunctional food gums.
- Cellulose extracted from wood pulp or cotton and chemically processed with acids or alkali can be added as a creaming agent or thickener to shredded cheese (parmesan), ice cream, fast food (burgers), powdered drink mixes and other commercial foods.
- Some types of modified cellulose are soluble and some insoluble .
- Cellulose can be also produced from corn cobs or stalks, soybean hulls, sugar cane stalks, oat hulls, rice hulls, wheat straw, sugar beet pulp, bamboo, jute, flax and ramie.
- Modified cellulose is also used as a filler in tablets and as a laxative.
- Supplements containing modified glucose, which is viscous soluble fiber, when consumed with meals, may reduce blood glucose spikes after meals
- It may also reduce blood total and LDL cholesterol levels, when taken regularly for several weeks , but more research is warranted.
- Modified cellulose may trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
None are recorded. Please consult with a specialist.
Source: NutrientsReview, http://www.nutrientsreview.com/carbs/insoluble-fiber-cellulose.html