Vegetable Glycerine from NOW has a rich, lubricating, oily texture, yet is easily soluble in water. And because it is derived entirely from vegetable oil, it is hypoallergenic and suitable for use in all of your favorite cosmetic applications. Its softening and moisturizing features are ideal for making your own facial and body care products, to give your skin a healthy glow.
NOW Vegetable Glycerine has a sweet taste, and has a long shelf life as it is not easily oxidized. Vegetable Glycerine has a rich oily texture, but is water soluble. Because it is derived entirely from vegetable oil and pure, it is hypoallergenic and safe for food and cosmetic purposes. NOW Vegetable Glycerine is a natural by-product of the cosmetic industry. It is derived from palm oil and is 100% pure. Vegetable Glycerine is safe to use as a natural sweetener, and actually metabolizes slower than regular table sugar.
Glycerine is often used in low "net carb" products to retain moisture and sweetness. Glycerine is commonly used for this purpose in most protein bars so that the bars stay moist and chewy.
Although glycerine is a carbohydrate, it has a different metabolic effect on the body. Unlike typical carbohydrates, glycerine reportedly has minimal impact on blood sugar levels. You should still count the calories (4.3 calories per gram) you are consuming from this product, since even a low carbohydrate diet needs some calorie control, but you do not need to worry about disrupting ketosis because there is no evidence that glycerine effects blood sugar, which is the way that normal carbohydrates disrupt ketosis.
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