Tableting Agent Gets GRAS

September 1, 2010

In tablets and capsules, wetting agents aid water uptake during disintegration and help active ingredients dissolve. Texapon K12 P PH is a pharmaceutical-grade sodium lauryl sulfate that works as a wetting agent, lubricant, or solubilizer. Texapon K12 P PH has recently achieved self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe status, allowing its use in food and supplements in the United States. Texapon K12 P PH’s very small, uniform particle size helps ensure consistent high quality of tablets and capsules. Dietary supplement manufacturers can now use the agent in two daily doses of up to 30 mg/day.

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