Citric Acid

Preservatives

Questionable

Details

Definition
Citric Acid, while naturally found in citrus fruits, is manufactured as a food additive from a type of mold to increase acidity, enhance flavor, and preserve products.
AKAs
Encapsulated Citric Acid
Health Impact
Although there are not any scientific studies on the harmful effects of citric acid, there have been some reports of people who experience inflammatory reactions to the ingredient including respiratory issues, joint pain, digestive problems and muscle pain.

Sources

Potential role of the common food additive manufactured citric acid in eliciting significant inflammatory reactions contributing to serious disease states: A series of four case reports
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6097542/

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