Stearine Or Cetostearyl Alcohol As Source Of Stearic/palmitic Acid

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  1. methylenewhite

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    These are the only available sources of stearic acid in my area.

    Stearine or tristearin, or glyceryl tristearate is a triglyceride derived from three units of stearic acid.

    Another one cetostearyl alcohol is a mixture of fatty alcohols, consisting predominantly of cetyl and stearyl alcohols. Cetyl alcohol also known as hexadecan-1-ol and palmityl alcohol. Am I getting it right that this one could supply both stearic and palmitic acids? @haidut I would appreciate your attention and advice.
     
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    well said haidut :)
     
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    Can I ask you where Are you from? The tristearin, Is IT good grade? Thank you.
     
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    Brazil. Cosmetic grade, not for consumption...
     
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    OH, that Is bad, tristearin Is excelent for delivering stearic acid to intestines.
     
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    Have you actually taken it?
     
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    No I dont but I know that tributyrin Is used for delivering butyrate to intestines
     
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    Tell me more. I'm doing resistant starch for butyrate with good results. Would be cool use ready made butyrate instead.

    I actually tried eating cetostearyl alcohol flakes melted in coconut oil. Felt only GI tract irritation and stopped after a couple of days. I will try it again with other diet.
     
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    I tried sodium butyrate but had really bad odor, I bought stearic acid and IT seems fine with me but I felt some stomach discomfort today.
     
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    what did haidut say?
     
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    I found a source for stearic acid, food grade:

    Stearic Acid