What is glucono delta lactone?
If you are in the habit of reading the labels on food packaging, then you’ve most likely come across an ingredient called Glucono Delta Lactone. Also referred to as gluconolactone or GDL, glucono delta lactone is a food additive that performs a number of different functions in prepared foods and supplements. It can be used as a protein coagulant, acidifier, expander, preservative, seasoning, chelating agent, or color preserver.
Most of the time, you have no idea that GDL is in the food or beverage you’re having as it has a very mild, slightly sweet flavor. Connected with very few side effects, it is tolerated well by most people. By the same token, this substance is used merely as a food additive, and therefore, is not associated with health benefits either.
Is it safe?
Whenever you are checking out the ingredient list of a particular food or supplement, you want to ensure that everything on there is safe for consumption. Glucono Delta Lactone has received the designation of “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS by the Food and Drug Administration. GRAS is a designation that is commonly given to food additives and chemicals and means that they are FDA approved.
GDL is used in food manufacturing for a number of purposes including as a natural preservative in supplements like Silica Plus.
Healthier skin, hair & nails
Adding daily silica intake to your routine can result in many benefits. This mineral, which is naturally occurring in the soil, helps improve the flexibility of all body tissues. This is very helpful in allowing your lungs to expand fully for deep breathing. Silica also contributes to stronger and more “stretchy” connective tissues, like the cartilage that cushions your joints and your blood vessels. And, silica leads to healthier hair, skin, and nails.
Read more information on the product page about how Silica Plus with colloidal silica and Glucono Delta Lactone supplements can contribute to healthier connective tissues.