What is glycerin?
Glycerin is a clear, odorless, and slightly sweet liquid that is approved by the FDA for use on wounds and burns.
While it is generally considered safe for topical use, you may wonder if it is truly harmless.
You may be skeptical when we say it is harmless, but even the heat sticks of heated cigarettes currently on the market contain glycerin, flavoring, and tobacco leaves.
According to research on the tobacco industry, the addition of glycerin to tobacco (20% of the tobacco leaf weight) can significantly lower the volatilization temperature of alkaloids and flavor components. It lowers the heating temperature and reduces the generation of toxic components while keeping the smoker satisfied. In other words, glycerin is a “savior” for the smoking.
So far, do you have a better understanding of glycerin?
Perhaps some of you are not familiar with glycerin, but the truth is that glycerin has been around us for a long time and is used for a variety of purposes. Glycerin is widely used in everyday food products such as bread, cakes, and baked goods, in the medical field, pharmaceuticals, skin care products, cosmetics, sweeteners, moisturizers, solvents, antifreeze, and many other products.