Microcrystalline cellulose is a white, odourless powder that can be used as a binder and bulking agent in toothpaste tablets. It is derived from wood pulp or plant fibres, which are processed to create small, crystalline particles of cellulose.
In toothpaste tablets, microcrystalline cellulose is used to help hold the tablet together and provide a smooth, uniform texture. It also acts as a mild abrasive, helping to remove plaque and stains from the teeth without damaging the enamel.
Microcrystalline cellulose is biodegradable and is also approved for use in food products by regulatory agencies around the world. When combined with other ingredients, such as baking soda, silica, and essential oils, this ingredient helps to create a gentle and effective toothpaste that promotes oral health and sustainability.
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