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Is Vegetable Glycerin harmful to people with Fatty Liver?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Peyt, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Peyt

    Peyt Senior Member

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    Hi,
    People with Fatty Liver are often suggested to stay away from Alcohol.
    Nowadays, some of the tinctures in the supplement market are being made with Vegetable Glycerin instead of Alcohol. My question is: Is Glycerin also harmful to fatty liver? Isn't Glycerin a form of Alcohol?
    Thanks
    Peyt
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Anyone know?
     
  3. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    When I see them made with glycerin, their top selling point is they're "alcohol-free".

    I found this: "Vegetable glycerin, or glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil."

    I'm not sure about other types of glycerin.
     
  4. invisiblejungle

    invisiblejungle Senior Member

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    I don't know of any research on this, but I've heard herbalists say that glycerin can definitely be just as bad for the liver, for some people even worse.
     

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