Hydroxypropyl starch is a modified starch with E-number 1440. The modification consists of treating the starch with a hydroxyl group (OH).
Pharma Nord uses hydroxypropyl starch as a surface treatment agent in some vegetable capsules. The treatment makes the capsule more resistant to thermal degradation and bacterial attack.
The hydroxypropyl starch used in Q10 Green is extracted from fermented GMO-free corn, potatoes and peas.
The hydroxypropyl starch used in Omega 7 SBA24 is extracted from fermented GMO-free corn.
Hydroxypropyl starch is digested in the gastrointestinal tract just like ordinary starch and fermented by intestinal bacteria.
Hydroxypropyl starch may be used without quantitative restriction in all foods that may generally contain additives.