Food supplement E1000 Cholic acid — its characteristic and chemical formula, the action in the human body
Characteristics of the food additive E1000 (cholic acid)
Food supplement code E1000, also called cholic acid, It is either a white powder with a crystalline structure, or a plate that does not have color. This substance has a rather sharp bitter taste, which subsequently gives a sweet aftertaste.
Empirical formula of cholic acid: C24H40ABOUTfive.
The natural source containing this substance are alkaline salts in the bile of humans, mammals, and also some birds. Cholic acid is obtained by alkaline hydrolysis of a bile solid.
E1000 additive is included in the composition of some drugs, for example, as part of the Panzinorm Forte enzyme preparation as one of the active ingredients. In addition, cholic acid is used in the production of food as an emulsifier. However, due to little scrutiny, this food additive is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation for use in food production. In addition, cholic acid is also not used in several other countries: Australia, European Union countries, New Zealand, and North American countries. In this case, it is necessary to focus on the fact that the harm of the food additive E1000 has not been proven.
Use of food additive E1000 in the food industry
Despite little knowledge, cholic acid in some countries is still used in the preparation of food. For example, use the food additive E1000 as an emulsifier in the processing of dried and ground Japanese apricots (ITE). In addition, add it to the dry egg white.
Cholic acid is widely used in the production of animal feed. It has also found its use in biochemical synthesis.
Cholic acid is produced directly in the human body. It is one of the components of bile. This acid is synthesized through several intermediate reactions from cholesterol.
During the day, the liver of a healthy adult can synthesize up to 250 mg of cholic acid.
In the body, this substance performs the following functions:
- regulates the formation of bile;
- participates in the process of fat absorption;
- stimulates intestinal motility;
- regulates the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver;
- transports bilirubin into the intestine;
- activates pancreatic lipase;
- forms some steroid hormones;
- It has an effect on the nervous system;
- as well as in the body, cholic acid has a bactericidal effect.
In that case, the code of cholic acid in the body is not enough, the wrong process of absorption of fat in the intestine. There may even be cases in which fats are completely excreted in the feces without being absorbed at all. The emergence of such failures is possible in people excessively abusing alcohol. Due to poor absorption of fat, fat-soluble vitamins, as well as some other substances, are not absorbed, leading to significant disruptions in the body. For example, diseases of the lower intestine may develop.
Based on the foregoing, it becomes obvious that without cholic acid, the normal functioning of the body is simply impossible. However, in this case we are talking about the acid that is produced by man. But the additional intake of such a substance can have a negative impact on a healthy body. However, it is still necessary to conduct some research and laboratory tests to talk about exactly what consequences the intake of cholic acid with food can lead to. Thus, it is too early to talk about the benefits and harms of the food additive E1000.
Synonymous names for cholic acid may be the following names:
- cholic acid;
- cholic acid;
- chalic acid;
- cholic acid.