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Potassium Citrate

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Potential Risk IndexTM:


About:

Functions :
1. Acidity Regulator / Buffering Agent – Changes or maintains the acidity or basicity of food/cosmetics
2. Binder / Stabilizer – Retains the physical characteristics of food/cosmetics and ensure the mixture remains in an even state

Potassium citrate (also known as tripotassium citrate) is a potassium salt of citric acid. It is a white, hygroscopic crystalline powder. It is odorless with a saline taste. As a food additive, potassium citrate is used to regulate acidity and is known as E number E332. It is also used in many soft drinks as a buffering agent.

Scientific References :
1. PubChem: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/13344

Regulatory References :
1. US FDA Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) [2017]


Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Harmful if swallowed (H302)
2. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314)
3. Causes skin irritation (H315)
4. Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
5. May cause respiratory irritation (H335)

Potential Health Benefits For:

1. Nephrolithiasis ( PubMed ID:11475849 )
2. Urinary Calculi ( PubMed ID:8302413 )
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