What is Carrageenan and why doTERRA wont use it anymore!!


😍 My heart is literally bursting with so much love and information I want to share with EVERYONE from the doTERRA Global Convention. 😍
 
📢 Over the next few weeks, I'll be updating you on all the amazing developments but not only in relation to the new products that can benefit you and your health immensely but also the developments and lives changed by providing these products to you through doTERRA's Co-Impact Sourcing - If your not aware of this program, you will find out about that over the next few weeks and why you should care about ethically derived products and fair trade and how the love of the production of the new oils carry with them this amazing energy of love, hope and faith.
 
💊 One thing I will share with you guys now is about Carrageenan. Although doTERRA's softgels have historically contained Carrageenan in the tiniest amounts (when I say tiny I mean tiny - for example a lifetime exposure of Carrageenan by using doTERRA's softgels everyday is equivalent to 1 bowl of Ice cream!!!!) We have reformulated all our softgels to be carrageenan free!!! This will be rolled out over the next few months with our new Copaiba softgels the first to be released carrageenan free!!!
 
 As Dr Hill explained, although the exposures were incredibly incredibly low, it was important to our members and users and although it was deemed unnecessary - the founders listened and reformulated in accordance with the markets beliefs.
 
So what is carrageenan?
 
Below is a excerpt from Dr Axe and the link is at the end if you'd like to read the full article:
 
"Carrageenan is literally everywhere. It is virtually impossible to find a grocery store that doesn’t sell products that include it as an additive. Even the natural food stores are full of it. You can find it in organic yogurt, tofu, coconut milk, baby formula and even in your nitrite-free turkey cold cuts. It has a long and controversial reputation as an emulsifier that damages the digestive system.
 
Luckily, though, the National Organics Standards Board voted in November 2016 to remove carrageenan from the list of substances allowed in organic food. However, the United States Department of Agriculture has the final say and is scheduled to publish its final rule on this in November 2018, according to Food Safety News.
 
At first glance, it may seem like carrageenan is safe. It’s derived from red seaweed and found in many “health” foods. The bottom line is this: carrageenan is no health food by any stretch of the imagination, and it has been shown to cause side effects.
 
Derived from red algae or seaweeds since the 1930s, carrageenan is processed through an alkaline procedure to produce what many consider to be a “natural” food ingredient. Interestingly, if you prepare the same seaweed in an acidic solution, you get what is referred to as “degraded carrageenan” or poligeenan.
 
Widely know for its inflammatory properties, degraded carrageenan is commonly used in drug trials to literally induce inflammation and other diseases in lab animals. This has raised some serious eyebrows because the difference between a disease-producing carrageenan and its “natural” food counterpart is literally just a few pH points."
 
https://draxe.com/what-is-carrageenan/