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Glycerine (USP Grade)

Common name: Glycerine

Chemical name: Glycerine, Glycerin, Glycerol

Glycerine is a food additive used as a solvent in various industries. As it is well dissolved in water and alcohol, so it can be used for a variety of purposes. It is considered a substance certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which is safely added to food (Gras). Its purity is not less than 95%, therefore is commonly used as a substrate or additive in the pharmaceutical industry.

Glycerine normally derives from vegetable and animal oils (The plants that are commonly used to make Glycerine are coconut and palm oil.)  It is a non-toxic substance in all forms of application. It is viscous liquid, colorless, odorless, and sweet.

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Glycerol is used as a Holding Agent in tablets. It is used to make suppositories or laxatives. It will stimulate the intestines to contract and absorb water to the sigmoid colon of the large intestine, resulting in stimulating the defecation. In addition, it can also be used as a topical medication for many skin problems including dermatitis, rash, burns, bedsore and incision wounds. Glycerin is also used to treat gingivitis because Glycerin will destroy the action and inhibit the growth of pathogens in the area of inflammation in the mouth. Furthermore, it is also used for treating Glaucoma symptoms and Cerebral Edema. Glycerin in the form of oral medication will cause the difference in the pressure of fluid in the eyeball and brain. It causes the fluid in the eyeball and in the brain to be sucked back into the blood vessels resulting in reduced pressure in those organs.

The properties of Glycerine includes Humectants, Solvent, Sweetener, Thickening and Preservative. Therefore, it is popular to use in food and beverages to increase and improve various properties. In confection industry, it is generally used as a desiccant and texture enhancer, such as protecting moisture in icing or powdered food and beverages, increasing texture viscosity and adding sweetness to candies, chewing gum, cakes, cookies and cheese. Glycerine is added into dry animal feeds to help control humidity and add sweetness to the food. Glycerine is used in food production. Glycerine is used in the form of Glycerol Esters of Fatty Acids acting as emulsifiers and stabilizers in many products.

It can be applied as lubricant like a moisturizer to protect the skin from drying out. It is the catalyst of Aquaporin which helps the translocation of water in the cells to work better, maintains moisture levels in the skin well and absorbs moisture when exposing to the air, which cause the feeling of moisturized skin. It is gentle on the skin, not clogging the pores, as well as safe for the skin. The Acta Dermato-Venereologica journal has published that Glycerine helps to soften the skin shortly after use. In addition, it is like a shield that helps prevent skin from being irritated by environmental pollutions. It helps many ingredients penetrate into the skin better. It makes the skin more elastic and always looking youthful. In 2015, the European Academy Of Dermatology And Venereology Journal published Glycerine content and confirmed that it has the ability to prevent irritation and to soothe the skin from inflammation.

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