sodium gluconate

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.

Reference for this information:

Journals of Materials Research, February 2006, pages 343-348

See sodium cocoyl glutamate chelating agent

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