What do you know about carrageenan ? How safe it is ? Is there a safe dose ? I start taking some algae Omega 3 supplements, and the softgel capsule contain 60 mg carrageenan. I take one at 48 hours. Should I worry ?
Someone who bought this product commented on the manufacturer's website, saying: "Carrageenan has been found to cause inflammation of the gut, altering microbiota, and was found to be a triggering factor of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn Disease".
The manufacturer replyed: "Concerning the carrageen we use. It is a polysaccharide derived from seaweed (Irish moss.) It is used as a thickening agent for the softgel capsules. It is a versatile fiber used in a variety of foods and dietary supplements. We use a carrageen extract for our plant based capsule (not for the oil). Currently this is the only ingredient that makes it possible to produce a vegan soft gel capsule. The shell of the capsule contains about 60 milligrams of carrageenan. Without it the capsule would be too hard. If you prefer not to take carrageen, you can also cut our capsules open and mix the oil with your food."
Do you think it's a good idea to cut the capsule and take only the oil inside ?
I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.