What Is Vegetable Glycerin?

posted 2023 Feb by


Glycerin is a liquid that's naturally derived from plant-based sources and been shown to have various heath benefits.

At Atlas, we use glycerin to help keep our bars naturally soft and doughy.

Glycerin is a colorless, odorless, and viscous liquid that is derived from plant-based oils such as coconut oil. It is commonly used as a natural way to sweeten, thicken, and add moisture to products. It also has a number of performance and everyday health benefits, including:

Helps Maintain Hydration

When consumed, vegetable glycerin can help to maintain hydration by attracting and retaining water in the body. This can be beneficial for athletes or people who engage in high-intensity physical activity, as it can help to prevent dehydration and promote better performance.

Supports Digestive Health

Vegetable glycerin is used in some laxatives and suppositories because it helps soften stools and promote bowel movements. It can also help reduce inflammation in the gut, making it a great natural remedy for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease.

Can Support Weight Loss

Vegetable glycerin has a low glycemic index, meaning it doesn't cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. This makes it a great natural sweetener for people with diabetes or those trying to lose weight. It can also help reduce sugar cravings and promote feelings of fullness.

Can Improve Performance

Vegetable glycerin has been shown to improve exercise performance by increasing hydration and promoting thermoregulation. This can help athletes and active individuals perform better and recover faster after intense workouts. 

Bottom Line

To summarize, vegetable glycerin is a versatile and natural substance that can provide many health benefits. We use it in Atlas Bars because of its moisturizing properties, ability to attract and retain moisture, and prebiotic effect.  


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