What is calcium lactate?
Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Calcium can also bind to other minerals (such as phosphate) and aid in their removal from the body.
Appearance and function
It is white granules or white power with a little efforescence and no other smell. It can be easily dissolved in hot water, but not in inorganic solvents. Its molecular formular is C6H10CaO6.5H2O and its molecular weight is 308.3. It is widely used in the fields of food, beverage, medicine, etc. As food additive, the adding amount of Calcium Lactate should be in accordance with the requirements of GB14880-94 and GB2760: 12-24g in cereal and cereal product, 3-6g in beverage and milk beverage, 23-46 in nurseling food
In medicine, calcium lactate is most commonly used as an antacid and also to treat calcium deficiencies. Calcium lactate can be absorbed at various pHs and does not need to be taken with food for absorption for these reasons. Calcium lactate is added to sugar-free foods to prevent tooth decay. When added to chewing gum containing xylitol, it increases the remineralization of tooth enamel. It is also added to fresh-cut fruits such as cantaloupes to keep them firm and extend their shelf life, without the bitter taste caused by calcium chloride, which can also be used for this purpose.