Citric Acid (Anhydrous) Powder

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Citric acid (also known as Citrate) is a weak organic acid naturally found in plants and animals, particularly in citrus fruits. It is known as a commodity chemical and most commonly used as a preservative and flavour enhancer. It has the chemical formula C6H8O7 and a molecular weight of 192.12 g/mol.


Citric Acid (Anhydrous) Benefits and Uses

Citric acid is commercially produced through mycological fermentation from a bacteria called Aspergillus niger. This weak acid is commonly used as a stabilizer and a preservative in packaged foods and pharmaceuticals.

Citrate – related to Citric acid – plays an essential role in the “citric acid cycle” or TCA/Krebs cycle, a metabolic pathway involved in the production of cellular energy. It consists of a series of chemical reactions which transform stored energy into usable energy (ATP) through the oxidation of nutrients.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that supplementing with Citric acid may enhance absorption of nutrients and minerals (e.g. Magnesium and Calcium) and increase energy levels.

Citric acid supplements are also known by a few different names, including:

  • E 330
  • Citric acid (anhydrous)
  • 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid
  • 3-Carboxy-3-hydroxypentane-1,5-dioic Acid
  • 77-92-9

Scientific Consensus

Supplementing with this product is likely to be safe for adults at doses of 0.1g/kg of body weight per day. Further research is required to fully understand the significance of its benefits and adverse effects.

Citric acid may cause mild side effects such as an upset stomach and bloating, as well as skin or eye irritation when applied topically. There is not enough data to say whether Citric acid is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or if it can be used by children.

Instructions & Ingredients

Serving size is 100 mg. As a dietary supplement, take 1 serving up to 2 times per day. Please start with the lowest suggested single serving quantity to assess response.

Supplement Facts
Serving size: 100mg Servings per container: 50
Amount per serving % DV
Citric Acid 100 mg
‡ Daily Value not established.

Where To Buy

LiftMode offers a variety of unit sizes of HPLC-tested Citric Acid (Anhydrous) Powder, including a a 5g unit, a 100g unit, a 200g unit, a 500g unit and a 1000g unit. Our Citric Acid (Anhydrous) Powder is of the highest quality.

Disclaimer & Other Info

Store securely in a dry cool location away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not take this or any other supplement, and instead consult doctor about use, if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding, taking prescription or OTC / nonprescription drugs, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions. Do not use if product safety seal was damaged or missing upon receipt.

The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Citric Acid is a naturally occurring compound that can be found in citrus fruits. In its purest form, Citric Acid can be used as a dietary supplement, a food additive, and can even function effectively as a cleaning agent. Citric Acid has been found to boost energy, enhance nutrient/mineral absorption (e.g. Magnesium). As a food additive, Citric Acid can be used to enhance flavor, increase the shelf life of culinary ingredients, and boost the acidity of foods. * Nutrient Absorption Enhancer * Reliable Food Preservative * Antioxidant

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