Acute Toxicity and Genotoxic Evaluation of Metlin® and Metlos® (Organic Agave Fructans)


The aim of the study was to contribute to the information on agave soluble fibers since research has been focused on chicory fiber but not in agave products; thus we assess the acute toxicity and genotoxicity of two organic and high purity dietary soluble fibers from agave, Metlin? and Metlos?. We performed an acute toxicity assay in Hsd:ICR mice and Hsd:Wistar rats and an in vivo genotoxic test. Results showed that there are no deaths at any doses or genotoxicity, so it can be concluded that these products are non-toxic, at the administrated doses and none showed a cytotoxic, clastogenic or aneuploidic effect.

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M. Gracia, M. Tinoco, H. Rivera, B. Sanchez, P. Tapia, L. Altamirano, R. Romero and O. García, "Acute Toxicity and Genotoxic Evaluation of Metlin® and Metlos® (Organic Agave Fructans)," Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 7A, 2013, pp. 106-112. doi: 10.4236/fns.2013.47A013.

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