Carrageenan: Facts, Myths, Safety & Toothpaste
The Honest Company Blog
June 24, 2013
[The Honest Company] recently launched our newÂ Honest ToothpasteÂ andÂ Honest Kidâ€™s ToothpasteÂ and weâ€™ve been getting a lot of questions about our decision to use carrageenan, a thickener made from seaweed. Why? Because various sites claim it causes cancer.
But hereâ€™s the honest 411â€¦
The source of confusion and misinformation regarding carrageenan stems from people not knowing that there are two different types that result from different ways of processing the polysaccharides that are extracted from seaweed.
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Co-founded by Hollywood actress and mother Jessica Alba, The Honest CompanyÂ produces an assortmentÂ of toxic-free household cleaning goods, diapers and wipes for mothers and parents everywhere.