Last update: Nov. 24, 2016

C6H8O7

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Product that is naturally found in most fruits, especially citrus ones, and which is industrially produced through fermentation of sugar by the fungus Aspergillus niger.

It is used in medical compounds as effervescent, to treat intestinal affections, as antioxidant, as an agent for alkalizing urine and dissolution of urinary tract stones.

In the food industry it is used as additive (E 330) due to its antioxidant, preservative and flavoring properties.

Devoid of toxicity when used at appropriate doses.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for C6H8O7 since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

C6H8O7 is Anhydrous Citric Acid in Molecular formula.

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C6H8O7 is also known as

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing C6H8O7 in its composition:

  • Cistitus Forte™. Contains other elements than C6H8O7 in its composition
  • CitraFleet™. Contains other elements than C6H8O7 in its composition
  • Fenokomp 39™. Contains other elements than C6H8O7 in its composition

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 192 daltons

References

  1. Muñoz-Villa A, Sáenz-Galindo A, López-López L, Cantú-Sifuentes L, Barajas-Bermúdez L. Ácido Cítrico: Compuesto Interesante. Revista Científica de la Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila. 2014

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