Calcium lactate, chemically known as C6H10CaO6, is a derivative of the chemical reaction of lactic acid on calcium carbonate. While it may appear as either a black or white crystalline salt, it is more commonly utilized in its white form. Orlando chemical supplier, Bell Chem, has a review on how calcium lactate complements the body’s many functions.
- Calcium lactate supports calcium and magnesium absorption.
- Magnesium is a necessary component for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, including energy metabolism, DNA synthesis, and transporting calcium and potassium across cell membranes.
- Calcium channels are present on almost every cell of the body. Calcium in the form of calcium lactate keeps cell membrane permeability in balance and maintains cell membranes in general.
- In the body, calcium maintains many of the body’s vital functions. Nerves, cells, muscles, and bones rely on calcium to perform their everyday tasks. Without an ample supply of calcium in the blood, it is leached from the bone’s reserves, leading to low bone density.
- In nerves, calcium acts as a positive ion to increase the likelihood of an action potential to move information from one nerve cell to the next. A lack of calcium will deter signals from transmitting from the brain throughout the body.
- Sugar-free foods often contain acids that cause dental erosion, which slowly decalcifies the teeth. When added to sugar-free gum and candy, calcium crystals remineralize tooth enamel, thereby negating the effects of the acid.
- Blood needs calcium to coagulate, and the blood vessels require calcium for vasoconstriction and vasodilation.
- Calcium lactate supports the body’s immune system.
- With the ability to act under a wide range of pH conditions, calcium lactate can be taken orally without food or water.
For those who suffer any calcium deficiencies, either short-term (during pregnancy) or long-term (osteoporosis or osteomalacia), calcium lactate may mean the difference between being alive and living well. Contact our Orlando chemical supplier experts at Bell Chem to learn more about calcium lactate or our other health, beauty, and industrial chemicals. You can contact us online, or call us at (407) 339-BELL (2355).