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Xanthan Gum

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

Medically reviewed by Last updated on June 17, 2020.

What is it?

Xanthan gum is a common food additive. Xanthan Gum is made by fermenting corn sugar with a bacteria, Xanthomonas campestris. Xanthan gum may be used as an emulsifier or thickening agent. It is used in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial industries.

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Further information

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