Zinc lactate dihydrate is produced by complete neutralisation of lactic acid with a high purity zinc source and subsequent crystallisation.
Due to its antimicrobial properties and its ability to reduce or inhibit the formation of dental plaque and tartar, zinc lactate is mainly used in dental care products like toothpaste or mouthwash. As an organic mineral, it is preferred over inorganic sources because of its superior bioavailability, physiological compatibility and nearly neutral taste compared to other zinc salts.
Zinc lactate is supplied as a white to almost white fine powder. It is nearly odourless and highly soluble.
- White crystalline powder
- Nearly odourless
- Neutral taste
- Mineral content of 22%
- Soluble in water
- Highly bioavailable
- Allergen and GMO free
- Highly bioavailable zinc source
- Antibacterial agent
- Plaque inhibitor in dental care products
In Europe, zinc lactate is on the positive list of Regulation (EC) No. 1925/2006 on food fortification. It is also listed in Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and the Council relating to food supplements as vitamins and mineral substances which may be used in the manufacture of food supplements.
Furthermore, it is listed as mineral salt in the EU Regulation (EC) No. 609/2013 on food intended for infants and young children, food for special medical purposes, and total diet replacement for weight control and as mineral salt in the EU Directive (EC) No. 2006/141 on infant formulae and No. 2006/125 on foods for infants and young children.
Zinc lactate is listed as “watersoluble zinc compounds” in Annex III of the Cosmetic Directive, with a maximum authorised concentration in the finished cosmetic product of 1% calculated as zinc.