Lactic Acid Side Effects

Lactic acid E270 is an organic compound with the formula CH3CH(OH)COOH. In its solid state, it is white and water-soluble. It can be used as acidulant, flavoring agent and pH regulator. Though Lactic acid E270 is considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.

What Is Lactic Acid E270?

Lactic Acid E270 Food Grade 80% is produced from natural cornstarch by advanced bio-fermentation and refining technology. The lactic acid is a yellowish to colorless syrupy liquid, having a mild acid odor and taste. It can be used as acidulant, flavoring agent and pH regulator in beverage, beer, fruit wine, meat, sourdough, salads, dressings, confectionery (such as hard- boiled candy, fruit gums) and pickled vegetables. The main functions of Lactic Acid E270 is to preserve and flavor.

Possible Side Effects of Lactic Acid E270

Although Lactic Acid E270 generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. Possible side effects: Burning; dry skin; flushing; irritation; itching; rash; stinging.

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. Lactic Acid is considered safe by FDA.

Suggested Dosage


Special Populations Precaution

There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Lactic Acid E270 populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Lactic Acid E270.



Related Research

1. Tina wooden vat biofilm: a safe and highly efficient lactic acid bacteria delivering system in PDO Ragusano cheese making. [Int J Food Microbiol. 2009 Jun 1] Author: Lortal S, Di Blasi A, Madec MN, Pediliggieri C, Tuminello L, Tanguy G, Fauquant J, Lecuona Y, Campo P, Carpino S, Licitra G.

2. How safe is safe?–a case of Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei endocarditis and discussion of the safety of lactic acid bacteria. [Scand J Infect Dis. 2003] Author: Soleman N, Laferl H, Kneifel W, Tucek G, Budschedl E, Weber H, Pichler H, Mayer HK.

3. The potential of lactic acid bacteria for the production of safe and wholesome food. [Z Lebensm Unters Forsch. 1994 Mar] Author: Hammes WP, Tichaczek PS.

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