The Sodium Gluconate 99% USP Grade Powder is the sodium salt of gluconic acid produced by the fermentation of glucose. It is very soluble in water white crystalline powder. Non-corrosive, non-toxic and readily biodegradable, is also an exceptional chelating agent, especially in concentrated alkaline solutions. In the presence of diseases such as thalassemia , ie accumulation of iron in the blood poisoning or over-exposure to heavy metals that the human body cannot eliminate chelation treatment is applied (using sodium gluconate); and thus metals form complexes that can be removed by the urinary system. In the manufacture of cosmetic product it is used to prevent rancidity, keep the components and help stabilize the color.