The Maximum Limit For The Use Of Sodium Benzoate?
What is the maximum we consume sodium benzoate?
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Sodium benzoate is an ingredient commonly used as a food preservative. This material works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in food or drinks to prevent spoilage so that food and drinks can last for a longer time. This material is in the form of powder without having a certain odor.
Besides being widely used in the food and beverage industry, this material is also used in medicines (such as cough syrup), cosmetics, or everyday products (such as toothpaste).
According to WHO alone the allowable daily intake is 0-5 mg / kg body weight. This material does not accumulate in the body and will be metabolized and excreted in urine within 24 hours, however excessive use is not recommended because it can cause side effects such as inflammation, ADHD, to allergies.
Therefore it is highly recommended that you minimize the consumption of preserved food and increase the consumption of fresh food for your body's health.
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