Potassium Citrate is absorbed and metabolized to Potassium Bicarbonate, thus acting as a systemic alkalinizer. The effects are essentially those of chlorides before absorption and
those of bicarbonates subsequently. Oxidation is virtually complete so that less than 5% of the Potassium Citrate is excreted in the urine unchanged. It alkalinizes the urine without producing a systemic alkalosis in recommended dosage.
Citric Acid Monohydrate is a key intermediate in metabolism. It is an acid compound found in citrus fruits. The salts of citric acid (citrates) can be used as anticoagulants due to their calcium chelating ability.