Originally Posted by MissKalamata
I bought an acidophilus probiotic for myself and am wondering if it might benefit my sensitive tummy cat as well. It has a number of inactive ingredients, so I want to make sure it's kitty-safe.
Inactives are: maltodextrin
, cellulose (plant origin)
duh it is by defintion a plant and indigestible
, vegetable stearic acid this is not a allergen but a oil I suggest looking it up, vegetable magnesium stearate
, guar gum
not something I give reg but is relatively safe
all pinks r known allergens
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Magnesium stearate, also called octadecanoic acid, magnesium salt, is a white substance which is solid at room temperature. It has the chemical formula C36H70MgO4. It is a salt containing two equivalents of stearate (the anion of stearic acid) and one magnesium cation (Mg2+). Magnesium stearate melts at about 88 Â°C, is not soluble in water, and is generally considered safe for human consumption. Because it is widely regarded as harmless, it is often used as a filling agent in the manufacture of medical pills. In this regard, the substance is also useful because it has lubricating properties, preventing ingredients from sticking to manufacturing equipment during the compression of chemical powders into solid pills. It is also a common ingredient in baby powders. In pure powder form, the substance can be a dust explosion hazard, although this issue is effectively moot beyond the manufacturing plants using it.
When used as a filling agent in the manufacture of pills, such as vitamins, the source of this ingredient is typically beef. However, there is an increasing number of vegetarian options in which the product specifically indicates it contains magnesium stearate from vegetable sources.