- What other names is Malic Acid known by?
- What is Malic Acid?
- How does Malic Acid work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Malic Acid.
(-)-Acide Malique, (+)-Acide Malique, Acide 2-Hydroxybutanédioïque, Acide malique, Acide (R)-Hydroxybutanédioïque, Acide (S)-Hydroxybutanédioïque, Ácido málico, (-)-Malic Acid, (+)-Malic Acid, (R)-Hydroxybutanedioic Acid, (S)-Hydroxybutanedioic Acid, 2-Hydroxybutanedioic Acid, D-Malic Acid, L-Malic Acid, Malic Acid, Malate.
Malic acid is a chemical found in certain fruits and wines. It is used to make medicine.
People take malic acid by mouth for tiredness and fibromyalgia.
In foods, malic acid is used as a flavoring agent to give food a tart taste.
In manufacturing, malic acid is used to adjust the acidity of cosmetics.
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- Other conditions.
Malic acid is involved in the Krebs cycle. This is a process the body uses to make energy.
Malic acid is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in food amounts. It isn't known if malic acid is safe when taken as a medicine. Malic acid can cause skin and eye irritation.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Malic acid is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in food amounts. Not enough is known about the safety of malic acid during pregnancy and breast-feeding when used as a medicine. Stay on the safe side and avoid in amounts greater than what is normally found in food.
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Malic acid might lower blood pressure. Taking malic acid along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.
Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.
The appropriate dose of malic acid depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for malic acid. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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