Katasuccin - General Information

A water-soluble, colorless crystal with an acid taste that is used as a chemical intermediate, in medicine, the manufacture of lacquers, and to make perfume esters. It is also used in foods as a sequestrant, buffer, and a neutralizing agent. (Hawley&


Pharmacology of Katasuccin

Not Available


Additional information about Katasuccin

Katasuccin Indication: For nutritional supplementation, also for treating dietary shortage or imbalance
Mechanism Of Action: Succinate is an essential component of the Krebs or citric acid cycle and serves an electron donor in the production of fumaric acid and FADH2. It also has been shown to be a good "natural" antibiotic because of its relative acidic or caustic nature (high concentrations can even cause burns). Succinate supplements have been shown to help reduce the effects of hangovers by activating the degradation of acetaldehyde - a toxic byproduct of alcohol metabolism - into CO2 and H2O through aerobic metabolism. Katasuccin has been shown to stimulate neural system recovery and bolster the immune system. Claims have also been made that it boosts awareness, concentration and reflexes.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Succinic acid
Synonyms: 1,2-Ethanedicarboxylic acid; Acid of amber; Amber acid; Asuccin; Bernsteinsaure; Butanedioic acid; Butanedionic acid; Dicarboxylic acid; Dihydrofumaric acid; Ethanedicarboxylic acid; Ethylene succinic acid; Ethylenesuccinic acid; Sal succini; Succinate; Succinellite; Succinicum acidum; Succinicun acidum; Spirit of amber
Drug Category: Dietary supplement; Micronutrient
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Nutraceutical; Approved

Other Brand Names containing Succinic acid: Katasuccin; Kyselina jantarova;
Absorption: Not Available
Toxicity (Overdose): Oral rat LD50: 2260 mg/kg
Protein Binding: Not Available
Biotransformation: Not Available
Half Life: Not Available
Dosage Forms of Katasuccin: Liquid Oral
Solution / drops Oral
Chemical IUPAC Name: butanedioic acid
Chemical Formula: C4H6O4
Succinic acid on Wikipedia:
Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals