What Does Lactic Acid Do?

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Lactic acid is a carboxylic acid that plays a role in various biochemical processes. The term lactic acid is used most often by athletes to explain the extreme pain felt during exhaustive exercise such as a 100 metre race.
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Lactic acid is a good descaler, soap-scum remover, and anti-bacterial agent. It is also used to add the sour flavour of sourdough breads and to lower the pH while brewing. In pharmaceutical technology lactic acid is used to produce water-soluble lactates from insoluble active ingredients.
Lactic acid is a hygroscopic organic acid that is normally present in the muscle tissues of organisms, formed as a result of anaerobic glycolysis. The glycosis reaction takes place in carbohydrate matter usually by bacterial fermentation.
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