E325; Sodium Lactate(in 4,397 products)
1. Acidity Regulator / Buffering Agent - Changes or maintains the acidity or basicity of food/cosmetics.
2. Antioxidant - Reduces oxidation to prevent the formation of free radicals which may be harmful to health.
3. Gelling Agent / Thickener - Increases the viscosity by thickening the liquid to give it more texture
4. Humectant - Binds with water to increase skin hydration. Also enhances water absorption of the skin
Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, and has a mild saline taste. It is produced by fermentation of a sugar source, such as corn or beets, and then, by neutralizing the resulting lactic acid.
As a food additive, sodium lactate has the E number 325 and is naturally a liquid product, but also is available in powder form. It acts as a preservative, acidity regulator, and bulking agent. It is sometimes used in shampoo products and other similar items such as liquid soaps as it is an effective humectant and moisturizer.
It is approved to use as food additive in EU and generally recognized as safe food substance in US.
1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Annex III - Part 2, Allowed
- Glycolic and lactic acid, their common salts and simple esters
2. US FDA Food Additives Status List 
- Sodium lactate
3. EU Approved Food Additive 
4. Japan’s List of Designated Food Additives under Article 10 of the Food Sanitation Act
- Sodium Lactate
5. US FDA Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) Food Substances (21 CFR 184) 
- § 184.1768 - Sodium lactate
Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):
1. Causes skin irritation (H315)
2. Causes serious eye damage (H318)
Potential Health Concerns For:
1. Panic Disorder (PubMed ID:17156855)
Potential Health Benefits For:
1. Tachycardia, Ventricular (PubMed ID:1712954)