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  • Does anyone know what stearic acid is?

    Hi everyone. I am very new to the site and had some questions about ingredients in a multi-mineral vitamin. I think LeAnn had mentioned that she got her vitamins from Vitamin Shoppe. When I went to one yesterday, I was reading the other ingredients and it listed stearic acid. Does anyone know if this is something that can cause a flare?

    Thanks so much.


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    It's a fatty acid derived from animal and plant fats and is usually used to alter the texture of a food, hygeine product, or cosmetic. Its associated with triglycerides and hydrolized fats, and regardless of whether or not it's flare trigger, it can be a saturated fat and those are never really good for you.


    • #3
      I have IC since 2004 , I try a lot of natural things and what works great for me is slippery elm capsules and marshmallows capsules , I have absolutely no flare up , I used to have to go every 2 months for DMSO treatments and since taking these two , I now go every 5 months . I also needed to know if stearic acid will cause a flare .


      • #4
        to the IC Network. Thank you for sharing your success.

        I know that many vitamin preparations can cause IC flares --- there's a vitamin available in the ICN Shop that was developed specifically for IC patients.

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