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Hello,  I'd like to try out Laird Superfood's creamer.  It's dairy-free and unsweetened.  It's ingredients are:  coconut milk powder, Aquamin (calcium from marine algae), organice extra virgin coconut oil and organic red palm oil.  Is Aquamin Whole30 approved?

Here's the product description from the site:

https://lairdsuperfood.com/collections/all-products/products/laird-superfood-unsweetened-original-creamer-new

Thanks.

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Based on the fact that this item is extracted from the same red seaweed as is carrageenan, I would not consume this product. Carrageenan is extremely disruptive to the gut.

Although derived from a natural source, it appears to be particularly destructive to the digestive system, triggering an immune response similar to that your body has when invaded by pathogens like Salmonella. The result: “It predictably causes inflammation...." more at Wellness Mama

I will reach out to Melissa and get a ruling on this but in the meantime if I were you I would avoid.

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On 9/1/2017 at 11:07 AM, ladyshanny said:

Based on the fact that this item is extracted from the same red seaweed as is carrageenan, I would not consume this product. Carrageenan is extremely disruptive to the gut.

Although derived from a natural source, it appears to be particularly destructive to the digestive system, triggering an immune response similar to that your body has when invaded by pathogens like Salmonella. The result: “It predictably causes inflammation...." more at Wellness Mama

I will reach out to Melissa and get a ruling on this but in the meantime if I were you I would avoid.

@ladyshanny Has there been any official word on this product, yet? Looking for info to guide our FB group. Thanks!

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Actually yes. 

Melissa's reply: Carrageenan is a specific processed additive from algae, whereas this stuff appears to be totally different. Plus even if it was similar, we're not making a specific ruling against all algae as that would rule out vegan omega-3 supplementation. So tell her it's fine.

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6 minutes ago, ladyshanny said:

Actually yes. 

Melissa's reply: Carrageenan is a specific processed additive from algae, whereas this stuff appears to be totally different. Plus even if it was similar, we're not making a specific ruling against all algae as that would rule out vegan omega-3 supplementation. So tell her it's fine.

THANK YOU!! :)

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Aquamin in Laird’s creamer is Calcium, according to the ingredients list, and is a mineral and an element. (Remember the periodic table of elements from Chemistry?) Carrageenan is a polysaccharide which is a bunch of elements, or compound.

i wonder if the creamer can froth. Probably not but maybe adding a little starch like tapioca would allow it to froth.

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1 hour ago, Kiai said:

Aquamin in Laird’s creamer is Calcium, according to the ingredients list, and is a mineral and an element. (Remember the periodic table of elements from Chemistry?) Carrageenan is a polysaccharide which is a bunch of elements, or compound.

i wonder if the creamer can froth. Probably not but maybe adding a little starch like tapioca would allow it to froth.

Lairds does not froth.... it also doesn't actually 'cream' coffee, it just makes it kind of cloudy....

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