Product Name: CALCIUM LEVULINATE
Cas No: 591-64-0
Molecular Formula: C10H14CaO6
Molecular Weight: 270.294 g/mol
Calcium levulinate can be used alone, or with calcium lactate, calcium chloride, and other compounds, either for pharmaceutical tablets, capsules, or injections preparation. In essence, calcium levulinate is ultimately a relatively new calcium supplementation option.
The relatively new calcium levulinate is produced from a direct reaction between L- or levulinic acid levulose and calcium hydroxide . The resultant calcium levulinate formulation, when used as a calcium supplement, possesses a high calcium content that is observed to be 14.8% higher than the content typically found in calcium lactate. This formulation is considered a low molecular weight organic calcium ion type that is easily absorbed through the intestinal wall . This new application of calcium is intended for use as a food fortifier, to fortify foods like sauces, condiments, beer, beverages, soft drinks, milk and milk products, soy milk and soy products with calcium nutrition.