D-glucuronolactone


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D-glucuronolactone

[¦de glü¦kyu̇r·ə·nō′lak‚tōn]
(biochemistry)
C6H8O6 A water-soluble crystalline compound found in plant gums in polymers with other carbohydrates, and an important structural component of almost all fibrous and connective tissues in animals; used in medicine as an antiarthritic.
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These drinks contain caffeine, taurine and D-glucuronolactone. Those who ingest too many of these substances may experience symptoms such as heart palpitations and dizziness.
THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a green light for the use taurine and d-glucuronolactone in energy drinks after a probe focusing on safety concerns about these additives.
The energy jellybeans are loaded with vitamins B12, B6, CoQ10, pantothenic acid, niacin, folic acid, biotin, taurine, D-glucuronolactone and D-ribose (www.fortitech.com).