The salt form of gluconic acid, a mild acid produced from the sugar glucose. Despite the in-part sugar origins, this is a synthetic ingredient that functions as a chelating agent. Interestingly, the human body produces gluconates on its own to assist in obtaining nutrients from minerals.
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