Chemical Substance - Sodium lactate

NHPID name:
Sodium lactate

Reference:
MAR

Proper name(s):
Sodium 2-hydroxypropionate

Common name(s):
Sodium lactate

Category:
Approved Chemical Name
Structure:
Image of molecular structure representing Sodium lactate

Schedule 1:
Isolate

Sub-ingredient(s):
DL-Lactic acid , L-Lactic acid , Sodium

CAS registry number:
72-17-3

Other registry numbers:
312-85-6



Additional details

Detail:
Sodium is an electrolyte, not a nutrient. As a medicinal ingredient sodium does not contribute to the maintenance of good health since there is likely to be excess sodium from the diet, not a deficiency. The safety and efficacy of the sodium lactate as a source of sodium and of the lactate must be assessed under the recommended conditions of use.


Roles

Medicinal

Rationale:

Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1, item 2 (an isolate) of the Natural Health Products Regulations

Reference:  NNHPD

Non-medicinal

Purposes:
Antioxidant Synergist , Buffering Agent , Emulsifying Agent , Exfoliant , Flavour Enhancer , Humectant , PH Adjuster , Skin-Conditioning Agent - Humectant