Many companies that use carrageenan in their food and personal care products vehemently defend its use. It’s not unusual to see rhetoric on their websites that comes directly from the carrageenan trade group lobby. These companies choose to ignore independently funded research (i.e. by the National Institute of Health), in favor of industry-funded studies.
When Dr. Bronner’s, a food and personal care products company known for their dedication to sourcing organic and fair trade ingredients, learned about the carrageenan controversy, the company immediately stated that they would remove it from their then recently introduced toothpaste. That was over a year ago.
It has come to our attention that some of their old inventory containing carrageenan still exists in the market. Their peppermint flavor, the bestseller, appears to be completely carrageenan free at this point. But some of their cinnamon and anise flavored products might still exist in the marketplace containing the ingredient. Please read packaging carefully.
All of Dr. Bronner’s current toothpaste production is carrageenan-free.
For more on toothpaste, read Cornucopia’s report, Behind the Dazzling Smile: Toxic Ingredients in Your Toothpaste.