Origin: A naturally-occuring acid present most notably in citrus fruits like lemons and limes
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Overview: Citric acid is a weak acid naturally found in citrus fruits like lemons and limes. It is an odorless and colorless substance that gives citrus fruits their sour taste.
In the food industry, citric acid is used as a food additive to boost acidity, enhance flavor, and preserve ingredients. Meanwhile, the health industry uses it as a stabilizer for active ingredients. It is also commonly used to enhance the absorption of certain mineral supplements such as magnesium and calcium. It is also an intermediate in the Krebs Cycle, and technically crucial for cellular functioning and energy production.
Common Dosage: 0.1 g per kg of body weight