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Old 04-14-2018, 01:58 AM
 
Location: I live in Bellevue, Wa, in Crossroads
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Is there any way to break down cellulose gum? I've been trying to find any combination of substances to break it down, and am now pretty much convinced it's not possible.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Sure!
Some animals, like cows, have symbiotic bacteria in their intestinal tract that produce the enzymes necessary to digest cellulose, and this allows them to feed on grass.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:29 AM
 
Location: I live in Bellevue, Wa, in Crossroads
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I didn't make myself clear, that's my fault. What I meant to ask is does anyone know of anything that breaks down cellulose gum in the human mouth, and is non- toxic?
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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And you want to try this because???

(Short answer: you can't. If you could, it would likely be via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulase)
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:38 AM
 
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Cellulose gum? Wouldn't that basically be the same thing as chewing on a toothpick?
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