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Malic acid is found in fruits such as apples, animals and in the human body. In fact its structure is related to another structure that is a part of our energy-producing system called the Kreb's cycle. It is thought that if malic acid and magnesium are combined, this combination may help with treating pain and tenderness among those suffering from fibromyalgia. Several studies show mixed results concerning its benefits. It is sold as a supplement but has not been proven in humans to be beneficial. Scientists do not report harmful effects. However, it is recommended that pregnant and lactating women do not take it in its supplement form because scientists do not know its long term effect on the baby.

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Is malic acid harmful to health?

Malic acid is not considered to be harmful to health. It is usually found in the fruits and would only pose a danger to those who are allergic.


Use of malic acid?

malic acid is found in apples


Do tomatoes have malic acid?

the answer is yes. tomatoes do contain Malic acid.


What is difference in malic acid and dl malic acid?

There are two different structures of malic acid, an L-isomer and a D-isomer. The only difference between the two is that they rotate the light shining on them in two different directions. L-Malic acid is produced naturally in fruits. 90% of the acid in apples is malic acid. When malic acid is produced synthetically, a mixture of the two isomers is obtained which is called DL-malic acid (because it contains both D- and L-malic acid). When you eat DL-malic acid, your body digests it in just the same way as it does for L-malic acid. It is part of the Krebs cycle.


What is differnece in dl-malic acid and malic acid?

There are two different structures of malic acid, an L-isomer and a D-isomer. These two molecules are identical like your left and right hands. While they have the same atoms and bonds, they are not necessarily interchangeable, just as you cannot fit your left hand in a right hand-shaped hole. L-Malic acid is produced naturally in fruits. 90% of the acid in apples is malic acid. When malic acid is produced synthetically, a mixture of the two isomers is obtained which is called DL-malic acid (because it contains both D- and L-malic acid). When you eat DL-malic acid, your body digests the L-malic acid normally (it is part of the Kreb's cycle), but the D-malic acid is excreted in the urine. A 1967 study by the WHO shows evidence that D-malic acid is toxic and causes renal damage. When purchasing malic acid, if it is called "malic acid" it is likely DL-malic acid. If the natural form is desired, purchase specifically L-malic acid.


Do apples contain malic acid?

Of all the acid in green apples, 90% of it will be malic acid. This naturally-occuring acid will be found exclusively in the form of the L-isomer, whereas synthetic malic acid is made up of both L- and D-malic acid


Are dogs allergic to malic acid?

Malic acid is often used in dog chews which claim to have dental health benefits. This is because the malic acid stimulates their saliva glands. Dogs' saliva helps to protect their teeth. It is unlikely that dogs will be allergic to malic acid. Unless they are being fed a very large amount (say 15+ grams) dogs are unlikely to show any negative effects from the acid itself.


What fruit has the most malic acid?

Apples contain the most malic acid as a percentage of total fruit acid content. The amount of malic acid in apples as a percentage of the total acid is 94-98%


What are the harmful effects of acids and bases?

they are harmful because , in acid the main harmful thing is acid rain. it is acidic. it is harmful to the skin.


Where is malic acid found?

Malic Acid is found in mostly green apples, grapes and wine .


Is malic acid a natural product?

There are two forms of malic acid; the L-isomer is found naturally in most fruits and many vegetables in varying amounts. Of the total acid content in apples, 90-98% is L-malic acid. Malic acid can also be produced synthetically from maleic anhydride. It is impossible to choose whether natural L-malic acid or the unnatural D-malic acid isomer is formed during synthesis so a mixture of the two is formed, often called DL-malic acid. It is most likely that if malic acid is used as an additive, it is the synthetic DL-malic acid. The body metabolises the two forms in exactly the same way.


Is malic acid a strong acid?

it is a weak acid.

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