Zinc Lactate

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Chemical Formula:

C6H10O6Zn · 2H2O



General Information

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.  


Zinc lactate is currently not listed in European or US Pharmacopeias. Jungbunzlauer Zinc lactate specification is reflecting the requirements for food and oral care usages.

The following granulation types are available:

  • Fine powder
  • White crystalline powder
  • Nearly odourless
  • Neutral taste
  • Mineral content of 22%
  • Soluble in water
  • Highly bioavailable
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Allergen and GMO free

Main functions

  • Highly bioavailable zinc source
  • Antibacterial agent
  • Plaque inhibitor in dental care products


  • Baby Food, Infant Formula
  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Meat Alternatives
  • Plant-based Products
  • Fire protection

Personal Care


  • Juice Drinks
  • Plant-based
  • RTD Tea and Coffee
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters
  • Fire protection
Legal aspects