Litholrubine BK (E180) – Overview, Uses, Side Effects & More

Additive Summary Litholrubine BK (E180)
Essence Litholrubine BK or E180 is an artificial color (synthetic azo dye) typically used for reddish-like coloring in food.
Names Pigment Red 57, Carmine 6B, Pigment Rubine, Litholrubin BK, Lithol Rubin BK, Lithol Rubine BK, Rubinpigment BK, Permanent Rubin L6B, Brilliant Carmine 6B, CAS 5281-04-9, D&C Red No. 7, Pigment Red 57:1, Latolrubine, C.I. 15850:1, E180, Litholrubine BK, and others.
Sourcing  Commercially, it is typically sourced from 2-amino-5-methylbenzenesulphonic acid.
Manufacturing The sourcing ingredient is diazotized by using sodium nitrate and hydrochloric acid. The outcome of that is mixed with 3-hydroxy-2-naphthalenecarboxylic in alkaline medium. Finally, the product of that is treated with calcium chloride to convert it to calcium salt.
Application Color (various shades of red, hot-water-soluble).
Acceptable Daily Intake It’s said to be harmless in levels up to 1.5 grams on every kilogram of body weight. Which feels terribly void of reality. It is banned in Australia and New Zealand.
Side Effects As an artificial color, it can promote cancer, skin irritation and problems, brain damage (neurotoxin), infertility, irritability, OCD, and severe allergies. It can also be the cause of hyperactivity, rashes, and asthma among others.
Benefits None.
Studies Less than 5 studies on Pubmed. Less than 5 studies on safety.
Allergens None.
Diet Restrictions None.
Health Knight Assessment Likely Seriously Harmful. | Category 5 Additive.
Products It is not very common with supplements. It is used in processed foods like cheese, sausages, spring waters, chocolates, fillets, tunas, energy drinks, cottage pies, desserts, and other foods.

Litholrubine BK (E180) Side Effects Are Very Real Cheeses Are The Most Common Abuser Of This Color

Meats Also Tend To Use This From Time To TimeChocolates Can Also Use The Pigment Red 57

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