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Carageenan (extract from red seaweed)

Question:
I just read an article about carageenan being a carcinogen, and started checking labels of canned pet foods and found it is tough to find one without carageenan. What does Dr. Wysong think of carageenan as a food ingredient? The article I read said it is a carcinogen for both humans and pets. I don't see it listed in the few Wysong foods I surfed but it is pretty much in everything else.

Answer:
Everything is a potential carcinogen. But it is the dose that makes the poison. At levels used in most pet foods it should not be a problem.

Keep in mind that following the Optimal Health program, as we know you have been doing, greatly diminishes risks from any one ingredient.