Updated: Jul 10, 2020
Malic acid is found in certain fruits and wines.
It is sometimes used as medicine. Malic acid is used most commonly for dry mouth.
It is also used for fibromyalgia, fatigue and skin conditions.
In foods, malic acid is used as a flavoring agent to give food a tart taste.
In manufacturing, malic acid is used to adjust the acidity of cosmetics.
How does it work?
Malic acid is involved in the Krebs cycle. This is a process the body uses to make energy.
Malic acid is sour and acidic. This helps to clear away dead skin cells when applied to the skin. Its sourness also helps to make more saliva to help with dry mouth.