Glycerol is one of the most common alcohols found in human metabolism. Glycerol is present in the form of its esters (glycerides) in all animal and vegetable fats and oils. Glycerol can also be obtained during the fermentation of sugars if sodium bisulfite is added with the yeast. Glycerol is widely used as a solvent; as a sweetener; in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics, liquid soaps, candy, liqueurs, inks, and lubricants; to keep fabrics pliable; as a component of antifreeze mixtures; as a source of nutrients for fermentation cultures in the production of antibiotics; and in medicine. It has many other uses as well.
Products containing Glycerol
Cautions Glycerol may cause mild headaches, dizziness, bloating, nausea, vomiting, thirst, and diarrhea in some people.