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Gellan Gum
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1. Gelling Agent / Thickener - Increases the viscosity by thickening the liquid to give it more texture
2. Viscosity Controlling Agent - Maintains or alters the thickness of a liquid, mostly used in cosmetics
Gellan gum is a type of sugar produced by the bacteria, Sphingomonas elodeainitially, used as a gelling agent, alternative to agar, in microbiological culture. It is widely used as as a food additive with E number E418, as a thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer. It is considered safe to use for food, non-food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical uses by many other countries.
In cosmetics, it helps keep cosmetic formulas stable during storage and usage. It is produced via fermentation and then purified for use in cosmetics.

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