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The Definitive Guide to Lactic Acid

Lactic AcidLactic acid is an organic substance produced in souring milk through the fermentation of its lactose sugar content. The flavor of sourdough bread is largely a product of lactic acid. It is also found in beers and wines. Lactic acid is of biological and medical importance because of its normal production in muscle tissue during exercise, and because it can play an important role in the development of acidosis—an abnormal condition characterized by a severe drop in the pH of the blood. Acidosis can lead to lung difficulties and severe kidney disease. Lactic acid has also been used in so-called “face peels.” Enjoy articles concerning this important substance, written by informative Bright Hub contributors.

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