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Chemical Substance - Sodium benzoate

NHPID Name:
Sodium benzoate

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Additional Details

Detail:
In oral rehydration products this ingredient is acceptable as a source of Sodium. Sodium is an electrolyte, not a nutrient. As a medicinal ingredient sodium does not contribute to the maintenance of good health since there is likely to be excess sodium from the diet, not a deficiency. The safety and efficacy of the sodium benzoate as a source of sodium must be assessed under the recommended conditions of use.


Toxicity Restriction

Upper Limit:
5.0

Units:

Detail:
Acceptable daily intake up to 5 mg/kg bw/day, expressed as benzoic acid equivalents.

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Roles

Medicinal

Rationale:
Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1, item 2 (an isolate) of the Natural Health Products Regulations.
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Non-medicinal

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Detail:
For topical use, up to 1%.

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