Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose.
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A semisynthetic compound derived from cellulose, the woody material produced by plants.

Found in sterilised, pasteurised and UHT cream, low-calorie cream and pasteurised low-fat cream, bakery products and in reduced fat products. Also in pharmacuticals including Multibionta 50+ Probiotic multi vitamin pills, Rhinolast nasal allergy spray and Viagra. In the cosmetics industry it is used as a binding agent, emulsion stabiliser, film former and viscosity adjuster.

May cause allergic reactions.