Zinc Citrate Anhydrate with a chemical formula C12H10O14Zn3 is a combination of zinc and citrate which is a derivative of citric acid. It is white granular powder, odorless with little hygroscopicity, insoluble in water, and soluble in diluted hydrochloric acid. Zinc citrate demonstrates effective absorption following oral administration
Pharmaceutical Industry: Gluconate and citrate forms are mainly used as zinc supplements as they are easily absorbed by the body. Zinc citrate is used as an ingredient to treat common cold and various hygienic products. Zinc inhibits the growth of bacteria in the throat and can be used in toothpaste. Zinc is well known for its reported ability to reduce the length and severity of colds; it can also help alleviate canker sores, sore throats, and skin injuries and acne.
Food Industry: Used in food supplements, functional foods and beverages.
Biochemicals Industry: It is involved in the biochemical reactions as an antioxidant in the healing process and develops normal tissues. It is a cofactor in enzymatic reactions such as protein synthesis polymerases and in carbonic acid anhydrase.