MCC in the food industry, agriculture, cosmetics production
Microcrystalline cellulose
Microcrystalline cellulose is used as a moisture stabilizer,emulsifier, filler in the food industry (food additive E460); in agriculture, in the production of cosmetics.
MCC in food products does not affect their organoleptic characteristics; therefore, it is added to sausages, semi-finished meat products, sauces, creams, pies, soups, mashed potatoes, confectionery, ice cream, baked goods, and dairy products of reduced calorie content. Microcrystalline cellulose helps to reduce caloric content of foods, is a source of dietary fiber useful for the work of the gastrointestinal tract, and allows to increase the shelf life of goods. For the same purpose is added to feed for farm and domestic animals and birds.

Included in the shampoos, creams and other cosmetic products - as a filler and gelling agent.
Microcrystalline cellulose in medicine
Microcrystalline cellulose is used as an independent substance in the prevention of cancer diseases, in the treatment of such diseases and conditions as:
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • hypertension, coronary heart disease;
  • bile and urolithiasis;
  • dysbacteriosis;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • obesity;
  • disorders of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • poisoning, intoxication as a result of microbial infection.
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