DL-Tartaric Acid is a food acidulent used in nutritional supplement and food additive applications. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Dl Tartaric Acid?
DL-Tartaric Acid as a colorless to white odorless sour tasting crystalline powder that is stable in air. It is mainly used in the food and beverage industry to manufacture tartaric acid salts but also used as a beer foaming agent, acidulant, flavoring agents,and sour grape juice agent.
Possible Side Effects of Dl Tartaric Acid
Although Dl Tartaric Acid generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may: increased thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal inflammation.
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Dl Tartaric Acid is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Dl Tartaric Acid populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Dl Tartaric Acid.
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