What is Sodium Stearyl Fumarate?
Sodium Stearyl Fumarate is an ingredient listed as “other” on the ExtenZe men's health product. The ExtenZe product is available in tablet form and is taken for male enhancement purposes. Listed under “other” ingredients, sodium stearyl fumarate is still an effective ingredient that contribute to the positive results of ExtenZe.
This important ingredient is considered to be a fumaric acid. Fumaric acid is a carbohydrate that results in the citric acid cycle as an intermediate. This cycle works to be used by cells to produce energy. Sodium steryl fumarate is a part of fumaric acid as a salt of a monoester. It is used mainly in personal care products and cosmetics. It can also be used in hair, skin and bath products.
The fumaric acid product has been tested by the FDA and is considered to be safe as a food additive for human consumption. It is also safe to be used as a coomponent of polymeric, resinous coatings, and adhesives as indirect food additives. This ingredient of fumaric acid has been allowed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review to be used in personal care and cosmetic products.
The CIR Expert Panel states that fumaric acid ingredients also are a major part of the cell's production of energy and as a normal constituent of the human body. No important negative results were found in laboratory studies by using this ingredient in an oral fashion. Fumaric acid and its ingredients were also tested and found to not have developmental or reproductive toxicants or was it genotoxic.
In addition to having this sodium fumarate ingredient in the ExtenZe product, it can also be found in natural plants such as chives, celery, caulifloer, carrots, potatoes, cabbage and starfruit.
The advantage of this particular ingredient in ExtenZe male products is its ability to reduce adhesion and friction to the punches. It produces an concentration of lubrication which enables the male enhancer to perform more than adequately. It was tested by investigating the mixing time with sodium chloride and lactose as tablet materials. It was also compared with magnesium stearate in six tablet formulations. The test using prolonged mixing had proved that there is an improvement in its effective lubrication and had no negative effect on the disintegration. When compared with magnesium stearate, the sodium fumarate has proved itself to be a better alternative.
Magnesium stearate has failed as a lubricating agent to provide hardness, content uniformity, and stability which gives the sodium stearate ingredient a positive result.
note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.