Gum can affect the bowels
A new study by specialists Brentonico University has shed light on new details related to chewing gum. It turned out that their regular chewing can adversely affect the operation of the small intestine. What is the problem?
All in docsid titanium (E171, titanium white) – the food additive which is used as a dye for chewing gum, candy, bakery products and other popular products.
The researchers subjected cell cultures of small intestine four hours in the presence of nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, simulating a single dose painted with it, the food and its regular consumption (three times over five days).
Single exposure had little effect on intestinal cells, but chronic exposure to titanium dioxide reduced the number absorbtive protrusions on their surface. This is due to the weakening of the intestinal barrier, slower metabolism and the deterioration of the absorption of certain nutrients – iron, zinc and fatty acids.
Regular use of nanoparticles of titanium dioxide is related to weakening of the intestinal barrier, slower metabolism and the deterioration of the absorption of iron, zinc and fatty acids.
“Titanium oxide is a popular dietary Supplement, and people use it a lot and for a long time. Don’t worry, he won’t kill you. But about some of its effects to know all the same will not interfere, says Gretchen Mahler, co-author of an article published in the journal of NanoImpact. – Titanium dioxide nanoparticles alter the function of the small intestine. To reduce their impact, need to avoid processed foods, especially gum and candy.”
Titanium dioxide is considered a safe colorant, and his ingestion of our body is almost inevitable. The inert insoluble material is commonly used in the production of paints, paper, plastics, soap and cosmetics. He is also an active ingredient in mineral based sunscreens and blocks ultraviolet radiation.
In the digestive system titanium white fall through toothpastes, powdered sugar, skim milk, candy and chewing gum. Scientists from the University of Arizona in 2012 tested 89 popular food products and found that they all contain titanium dioxide.