Definition

Anoxomer is a non-digestible polymer of antioxidants. Anoxomer joins together multiple antioxidants but renders them unabsorbable, avoiding any health risks possibly associated with the subunits. Anoxomer is commonly a mixture of TBHQ, hydroxyanisole, BPA, and other antioxidants.

Health considerations

Anoxomer has shown no adverse effects in animal studies outside of animals whose diets are 0.5 to 5% anoxomer. This is significantly greater than the level of intake humans would ever achieve through normal patterns of consumption. No negative effects on humans have been reported.

Keep in mind

While anoxomer is synthesized to not be absorbed, individuals uncomfortable with consuming any of the polymer components should make individual decisions regarding this additive.

May be found in

Fats, oils, foods containing fats and oils

References

GrokFood
INCHEM

Alternative Spellings and Names

E323

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