Sodium lactate is produced by the fermentation of various sugar sources and then neutralizing the left over lactic acid. The result is a sodium salt created from this acid. There are several uses for this for this specific substance. In food products, it can be used for preservation or enhancement of flavor. It is most commonly used in meats as an agent to keep the food fresh and helps keep the moisture within the meat without adding to the overall cost of the package. Various cosmetic products also use this substance to create superior products.
Due to it's water binding capability, the lactate can be used to create a wonderful conditioners or untangling spray for the hair and also produces excellent moisturizers for the skin. Even the medical community utilizes the compound. In a diluted form, a solution using this substance can be given intravenously to replenish electrolytes or as a system alkalizer.