Dr Oz: Xanthan Gum Explained
Dr Oz claimed he was about to reveal a secret, unknown ingredient that’s found in some of your favorite foods. So what in the world was he talking about? YouTube star Nick Uhas joined Dr Oz along with a busy mom and wife, to reveal that secret ingredient. It turns out you’ll find xanthan gum on the label of all sorts of foods. Xanthan gum was first engineered in 1965 by researchers who were attempting to make a new food-thickening agent like cornstarch. The bacteria xanthomonas campestris (known for turning broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage into “piles of black goop”) and mix it with corn. That mixture is dried out, crushed up, and made into a flavorless powder.
There’s a good chance you’ve eaten a food product with xanthan gum in it at some point already this week. It’s used in everything from ice cream and jelly to salad dressing and condiments. The good news is that it’s perfectly safe and is FDA-approved. On the other hand, if you eat too much of it, it works as a highly effective laxative. You’d have to take in a lot of it though.
Dr Oz: The Secret To Brighter Skin
Then, on a different note, Dr Oz wanted to reveal a secret to reveal brighter, glowing skin instantly. He welcomed skin expert Dr Rocio Rivera, head of scientific communications at L’Oreal Paris. Dr Rivera explained that research has shown that most women in the U.S. are most concerned with bright skin and even skin tone, as well as wrinkles. She claims that glycolic acid is the “hero” and a genius molecule for skin. “Its dual, fast action is what makes it unique,” she explained.
Dr Rivera loves L’Oreal Paris Bright Reveal collection, especially the peel pads. They work quickly and efficiently, as Dr Rivera stated, which is important. Of course, you have to allow some time for the wrinkles to smooth out, but you don’t want to be waiting for too long.