Citric acid is a weak organic acid with a formula C6H8O7 that found in citrus fruits. This substance is a key intermediate on metabolism. The salts of this substance (citrate) are used as anticoagulants due to their ability to calcium chelate. Anhydrous citric acid is used as a disinfectant and anticoagulant. The mechanism of action of the anhydrous type of this substance is as an Acidifying Activity and Calcium Chelating Activity.
The physiologic effect of the anhydrous one is by means of Decreased Coagulation Factor Activity. It is a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic (sour) taste to foods and soft drinks.
In biochemistry, it is important as a mediator in the C6H8O7 cycle and occurs in the metabolism of almost all living organisms.
It also acts as an environmentally friendly cleaning agent and as an antioxidant. Shanghai Chemex is one of the most reputable manufacturers of this chemical in the world.
Anhydrous citric acid is a tricarboxylic acid most commonly found in citrus fruits. Due to its antioxidant properties, it is used as a stimulant. It maintains the stability of the active ingredient and is used as a preservative. It is also used as a disinfectant and a pH controller is used and acts as a blood coagulant.
Physical and Chemical Properties
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Citric Acid Applications
It has many uses and you may be using a lot of this compound in your home that you are not even aware of.
Added to Preserve Food
It is found in many processed foods labeled “E330”. It is used in canned processing because it helps maintain the balance of PH foods like Maltodextrin and prevents the formation of botulism.
For a Tangy Sour flavoring
it is used in many beverages too. Here, it is used as a seasoning ingredient. It has a natural sour taste and is used to flavor candies like the lemon or the orange that you love!
As a House Cleaner
It is used as a natural detergent instead of other synthetic detergents that can be harmful to sensitive people, pregnant women, and children and can be used as a dishwashing detergent.
As a Foot soak
Use Citric Acid to Prevent Foot Infection In a lukewarm water bowl, add equal amounts of citric acid and baking soda together with a few drops of tea tree oil and use to wash your feet.
As a Mouth Rinse
It should be used as a mouthwash. However, it should not be used in large quantities as it can lead to tooth decay.
For Skin Care
It is very useful for the skin and helps to kill dead cells and accelerate the birth of new cells and is used for many homemade masks.
Helps To Improve Kidney Health
It is alkaline and improves kidney function and prevents kidney stones
Fights Free Radicals
This substance prevents cancer in the body by fighting free radicals that cause cancer in the body.
Improves Mineral Absorption
it helps the body to absorb minerals as it mixes with minerals and metals easily. This makes it useful as the body is able to absorb all the minerals and nutrients from the food you eat.
Cures a Sore Throat
It can kill germs that cause infection, sore throat, gargle
with citric acid solution, and water.