Elixir Salts – Citric Acid | Food Grade | Bath Bombs | Cleaning | Plus 25% Free
Citric acid is both a natural and an artificially obtained acid. It is found naturally in every living being: plants or animal, as so in human tissues and body fluids. It is a normal component of human cells that is metabolised, degraded, and eliminated from the body. Also known as E330 and is one of the main ingredients in the food and beverage industry. This type of acid is often needed for proper mineral supplementation of food, as an acidity regulator and as a flavour compound. Citric acid also enhances the activity of many beneficial antioxidants, but is not, itself, an antioxidant.
Citric acid is used for its health benefits and also in food, alcohol and insecticide production. It is the most frequently used preservative in the world today. The salt has been used for centuries to conserve meat and fish. It increases the acidity of the bacterial environment, making it difficult for microbes to survive and (most importantly) reproduce. It looks like a semi-transparent salt and it has no odour and has a sour, acidic taste.
- Kidney Stones
- Mineral absorption
- Skin Care / Anti-aging
- Skin Colour
- Sore Throat
Despite its many health benefits, it is important that you avoid using citric acid medicinally without first consulting a doctor. Citric acid supplementation can cause a variety of side effects, including vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea and abdominal pain.
- Cleaning agent
- Flavouring of food, sweets and to soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
- Food Production: For fruits and fruit products, in the making of cheese and in ice cream.
- Pest Control
- Alcohol Production
- Pharmaceuticals: Citric acid is used in the manufacturing of medicinal products and in bio-technology industries.
Quality is as important us as it is to you; therefore we supply our chemicals in a range of sizes to meet your needs. Please see our variations for a size to suit you!
Our Citric Acid is GMO-Free.