Calcium citrate malate

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Calcium citrate malate[1]
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CAS number 142606-53-9 N
Molecular formula (C6H7O7)x·(C4H5O5)y·(Ca2+)z
Molar mass Variable
Appearance White solid
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Calcium citrate malate is a water-soluble calcium supplement. It is the calcium salt of citric acid and malic acid with variable composition. It is purported to be highly bioavailable.

Calcium citrate malate's bioavailability stems from its water-solubility and its method of dissolution. When dissolved, it releases calcium ions and a calcium-citrate complex. Calcium ions are absorbed directly into intestinal cells, and the citrate complex enters the body through paracellular absorption.[citation needed]

Calcium citrate malate is similar to calcium malate and other calcium salts. An analysis of 15 randomized trials concluded that calcium citrate was absorbed 22% to 27% better than calcium carbonate, whether taken on an empty stomach or with food.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Calcium citrate malate at Jost Chemical

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