Calcium Lactate

Calcium Lactate

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Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. It is necessary for several functioning of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Calcium lactate is used for preventing and treating calcium deficiencies in the body.


Name: Calcium Lactate
Other Names: calcium lactate 5-hydrate, 2-hydroxypropanoic acid, calcium salt pentahydrate
Chemical formula: C6H10CaO6
CAS Number: 814-80-2
Molar Mass: 218.22 g/mol
Density: 1.494 g/cm3
Melting Point: 240 °C
Appearance: White or off-white powder, slightly efflorescent
Solubility: Very soluble in methanol, insoluble in ethanol

Few side effects may include:

  • decreased appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • dry mouth or increased thirst
  • constipation
  • increased urination