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Side Effects of Citric Acid Monohydrate

03/11/2016 admin

Citric Acid Monohydrate is an acidic compound from citrus fruits; as a starting point in the Krebs cycle, citrate is a key intermediate in metabolism. Citric acid is one of a series of compounds responsible for the physiological oxidation of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins to carbon dioxide and water.

 

General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported.

 

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Official Suggested Dosage

ADI: NOT LIMITED (Acceptable Daily Intake)

MTDI: NOT LIMITED (Maximum Tolerable Daily Intake)

Data Source: JECFA Database of WHO

 

Citric Acid Monohydrate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. There is no proof showing that acquiring Citric Acid Monohydrate will do any harm to special groups, including newborns, children, pregnant, and other applicable vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Citric Acid Monohydrate in food and beverages as a food additive without any side effects. However, we still recommend consumers to consult food ingredient experts before using large quantity of Citric Acid Monohydrate for long period of time. There may be some side effects in large dosage.

 

GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) Substances

Yes. Citric Acid Monohydrate is on FDA’s GRAS exemption list, it’s widely accepted and used as a safe food ingredient in many countries.

 

Sources and Related Researches:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citric_acid https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1033 http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/citric_acid