Calcium Lactate Gluconate

CAS Registry Number:

[8814-80-2]

Chemical Formula:

C6H10O6Ca

E-Number:

E327

CAS Registry Number:

18016-24-5

Chemical Formula:

C12H22O14Ca

E-Number:

E578

General Information

Calcium lactate gluconate (CLG) is a mixture of calcium lactate and calcium gluconate. In pharmaceuticals, it is widely used as a pharmaceutical calcium source with excellent bioavailability. In food and beverages, the outstanding characteristics of calcium lactate gluconate combining high solubility and neutral taste lead to new applications in a wide range of premium products.

Calcium lactate gluconate is a white, crystalline, odourless, tasteless powder. It is non-toxic and has physiologically excellent compatibility.
Calcium lactate gluconate displays high bioavailability, neutral taste and is highly soluble. It is used as a premium calcium source in pharmaceuticals. Scientific reviews of human studies revealed that calcium lactate gluconate was both significantly and more consistently able to increase bone mineral density than other calcium salts.
In food, it is particularly found in beverages and other applications where solubility is a sensitive matter, e.g. clear beverages and concentrated or instant preparations as well as for processing at low temperatures and in line blending. Calcium lactate gluconate shows the highest solubility among the calcium salts commonly used for mineral enrichment, with a initial solubility of 20-40 %.

Specification

Being a mixture of calcium lactate and calcium gluconate, calcium lactate gluconate is currently not listed in European or US Pharmacopeias. However, Jungbunzlauer calcium lactate gluconate meets the requirements for calcium lactate and calcium gluconate of the US Pharmacopeia (USP), the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) and the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012, always in their latest version.
Besides calcium lactate gluconate 13 with a calcium content of 13 %, Jungbunzlauer also supplies calcium lactate gluconate with similar properties and 10 % calcium (type CLG 10).

The following granulation types are available:

  • Powder

Jungbunzlauer calcium lactate gluconate is supplied in 20 kg net polyethylene lined paper bags.

Properties
  • White powder
  • Typical, practically odourless
  • Neutral tasting
  • Highly and instantly soluble in water
  • Excellent compatibility
  • Easy to process
  • Highly stable against phenols, tartrates and carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>)
  • Allergen and GMO free

Main functions

  • Excellent calcium source for beverages and supplements
  • pH ajuster
  • Chelating agent

 

 

Applications

Food

  • Baby Food, Infant Formula
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Desserts, Ice Cream
  • Fruit Preparations, Sweet Spreads
  • Fruits, Vegetables
  • Soy Products

Beverages

  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Instant Drinks, Syrups
  • Juice Drinks
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters

Healthcare

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • OTC, Food Supplements
  • Pharmaceutical Products

Feed & Pet Food

  • Feed
  • Pet Food
Legal aspects