Clean-Label, Natural, Non-GMO, Lacto Gluconates

Prathista is a pioneering Bio-Technology company using "state of the art fermentation methodologies" for production of Lacto-Gluconate products with USFDA, GMP, Halal and FSSAI certifications.


For Pharmaceutical applications, Prathista has DMF as per U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) / European Pharmacopoeia (EP) / British Pharmacopoeia (BP) standards, while for Indian markets, DMF as per Indian Pharmacopeia standards – for individual salts as Lacto – Gluconates are not directed covered under APIs.


All living systems require an optimal balance of essential minerals like Ca, Fe, Zn, Mg, P, K, Na, Mn, Cu, Mo, etc., to maintain their vital processes in good condition. These essential minerals play a crucial role in regulating and maintaining normal blood pressure, electrolyte balance, bone health, development of new cells, oxygen delivery to cells, natural muscle, and nerve functioning.  Chronic deficiencies of one or more of these minerals may lead to adverse health conditions.


Although various nutrient supplements are available in the market choosing the right product in the right sector is the major critical task. Presently, mineral salts of ‘Lacto-Gluconates’ are gaining importance due to being readily soluble and absolutely (100%) bio-available in nature.


These mineral salts of ‘Lacto-Gluconates’ are major targets of pharmaceutical, food, feed, beverages, and nutraceutical industries with high profit as well as functional applications.

Different Salts of available Lacto Gluconates


(1) Calcium Lacto Gluconate




Calcium Lacto gluconate is referred to as Calcium Lactate Gluconate with a chemical formula of C9H16CaO10. It is a combination of Calcium salts of “Lactic acid and gluconic acids”. Calcium Lactate Gluconate is a white/semi white crystalline powder with a bulk density less than 0.30 and the molecular weight is 324.30g/ mol and highly soluble in nature, neural to taste and odorless.



Calcium is one of the important minerals in life processes. It has a vital role in bones and teeth health, heart rhythm, blood clotting, as well as in muscle function. With these multiple functional roles in life, Calcium is one of the best-selling supplements. Choosing a right supplement is a confusing task in the scenario of availability of wide range of combinations and preparations. On an average in adults (age group of 19 to 70+) 1000 mg - 1200 mg/day of Calcium is required as per the Dietary Reference Intake.


Calcium Lacto Gluconate has around 13% of elemental Calcium in a readily absorbable form. It is a well applicable product in sectors like pharmaceuticals, food, feed, beverages, and nutraceuticals.


Calcium Lacto Gluconate was well reported to increase the bone density in human studies in comparison to many other available Calcium supplements significantly and consistently.



  • Highly soluble in nature
  • Odorless with a neutral taste
  • Higher compatibility
  • High bioavailability of calcium
  • To cure calcium deficiency (hypocalcemia)
  • To cure osteoporosis
  • To reduce the obesity by leveled administration
  • To use in fortified foods
  • As a general nutrient supplement
  • Applications in pharmaceuticals, food, feed, beverages and Nutraceuticals sectors.


(2) Ferrous Lacto Gluconate


Ferrous Lacto Gluconate is highly soluble in water and meets the water-soluble iron requirements in different sectors. It has ferrous lactate (C6H10FeO6) and ferrous gluconate (C12H22FeO14) with molecular weights 233.99 g/mol and 446.14 g/mol respectively with a density of approx 0.40.


Iron is the major element involved in oxygen transport in the body. Around 70% of the body iron is available in RBC cells. Other functions like the generation of ATP in cellular respiration, proper immune system development, and maintaining cognitive functions of the brain are dependent on iron levels.

  • Highly soluble in nature
  • very low taste profile
  • High bioavailability of Iron
  • To cure iron deficiency (anemia)
  • Application in Pharma & Nutraceuticals sectors


(3) Zinc Lacto Gluconate


The zinc salt of Lacto Gluconate is also a highly soluble source of Zinc for food products with a very low taste profile. It has zinc lactate (C6H10O6Zn) and zinc gluconate (C12H22ZnO14) with molecular weights 243.52 g/mol and 414.60 g/mol respectively. Zinc is an important mineral in protein synthesizing enzymes, wound healing, fetal development, proper growth, and reproduction. It has a vital role in the antioxidant system of the body. Zinclacto gluconate is an easily soluble source of zinc that can meet the above requirements as per recommendation.

  • To supplement the Zinc deficiencies
  • To boost immune system functioning.
  • Application in Pharma & Nutraceuticals sectors


(4) Magnesium Lacto Gluconate


It has magnesium lactate (C6H10MgO6) and magnesium gluconate (C12H22MgO14) with molecular weights 202.45 g/mol and 414.60 g/mol respectively.  It is the critical mineral involved in the blood pressure maintenance, bone strength, and for a steady heart rhythm.


Even though various magnesium supplements are available, Magnesium Lacto gluconate is the highly soluble form in all of them. Low magnesium levels in the body lead to various critical conditions like osteoporosis, heart problems, diabetes, inflammations etc. On an average 310- 420 mg/ day of magnesium is required for proper regulation of all above functions.


Most of the magnesium provided in the feed to animals is not absorbed by their digestive system due to the formation of less soluble magnesium compounds. However, the Magnesium Lacto gluconate with high bio-available magnesium can be a perfect product to treat all these conditions.

  • To supplement the Magnesium deficiencies
  • To control blood pressure
  • To treat Pre-Eclampsia (a condition in a pregnant woman with high blood pressure; legs as well as feet swellings; Proteinuria or other organ dysfunction)
  • To control the asthma attack
  • To increase the digestion capacity of feed in cows.
  • Application in Pharma, Nutraceuticals & Feed sectors


(5) Potassium Lacto Gluconate


It has potassium lactate (C3H5KO3) and potassium gluconate (C6H11KO7) with molecular weights 128.17 g/mol and 243.25 g/mol respectively. Potassium is essential for proper kidney function in the body. It is not produced by the body and about 1600 to 2000 mg per day of potassium is required for an adult to perform regular functions properly.


Hypokalemia develops when potassium deficiency occurs in conditions like diarrhoea, vomiting, kidney problems, and on antibiotics use. Potassium Lactate Gluconate with high solubility can immediately meet these conditions for the required amount of potassium. To supplement the potassium deficiencies

  • Maintains the proper kidney function
  • To treat hypokalemia
  • To maintain the electrolyte balance in the body
  • Applications in Pharma and Feed sectors


(6) Sodium Lacto Gluconate


It has sodium lactate (C3H5NaO3) and sodium gluconate (C6H11NaO7) with molecular weights 112.06 g/mol and 218.14 g/mol respectively. Sodium has a major role in maintaining cell integrity along with potassium. Sodium maintains the proper muscle and nerve functions.

Low sodium levels develop hyponatremia condition with symptoms like muscle cramps, headache, restlessness, nausea, fatigue, confusion, hallucinations, decreased consciousness, and coma. Therefore balanced levels of sodium are mandatory for life processes. All feed supplements need to be balanced with sodium addition for making a complete diet.

  • To supplement the Sodium deficiencies
  • Maintains the proper kidney function
  • To treat hyponatremia
  • Applications in Pharma and Feed sectors


(7) Manganese Lacto Gluconate


It has manganese lactate (C6H10MnO6) and manganese gluconate (C12H22MnO14) with molecular weights 233.08g/mol and 445.23 g/mol respectively. Manganese processes cholesterol, carbohydrates, and proteins of the body as well as activates many enzymes for their regular functions. Manganese Lacto Gluconate with high solubility can meet the requirement immediately for proper treatment of the above conditions.

  • To Manganese deficiency
  • To treat Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • To treat Perosis in chickens (an abnormal growth)
  • Applications in Pharmaceuticals & Feed sectors


(8) Copper Lacto Gluconate


Copper Lacto Gluconate has copper lactate (C6H10CuO6) and copper gluconate (C12H22CuO14) with molecular weights 241.69 g/mol and 453.8 g/mol respectively. Copper maintains proper functioning of cuproenzymes (Cu dependent enzymes) along with maintaining skin strength and blood vessels.


In chronic diarrhea, Crohn’s disease and GIT surgery, antiacid treatment conditions result in decreased absorption of copper and increase the risk of developing a copper deficiency. In these situations, high bio-available copper is in must need even though the copper requirement is in traces for healthily individuals. Copper Deficiency in cattle leads to poor growth, loss in milk production, anemia, nervous disease symptoms, and low immune efficiency. Copper Lacto gluconate can be used for following

  • Treatment of copper deficiency along with the anemia condition developed by the low Cu levels.
  • To treat hypocupremia, Pancytopenia (a condition with low RBC, WBC, and platelet count due to low copper availability) and Ataxia (loss control on body movements).
  • Applications in Pharmaceuticals & Feed Industry.


(9) Molybdenum Lacto Gluconate


It has molybdenum lactate (C3H5MoO3) and molybdenum gluconate (C18H33MoO21). Molybdenum is involved in cellular energy production by breaking down sulfur-containing amino acids. It protects cell activating antioxidants and removes toxins. Low levels of molybdenum are reported in developing renal lithiasis in lambs and loss of feathers, impaired ossification of long bones in chicks.

  • To treat Molybdenum deficiency
  • Applications in Pharmaceuticals & Feed sectors


Prathista can produce customer specific products based on their requirements, as Prathista is a “Scientific, Research, and Technology driven” Organization.