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Side Effects of Gluconic Acid

03/17/2016 admin

Gluconic acid, also known as E330, is one of the most widely used acids in the flavoring industry. It is an organic acid found in fruit, vegetables and household products. It is commercially as a preservative, used to add an acidic or sour taste to foods and drinks.


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


Gluconic acid is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. There is no proof showing that acquiring Gluconic acid will do any harm to special groups, including newborns, children, pregnant, and other applicable vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Gluconic acid 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 Gluconic acid for long period of time. There may be some side effects in large dosage.


GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) Substances

Yes. Gluconic acid 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