Hydroxycitric acid has been used in weight-reducing formulations consumed on a regular basis by volunteers, with no obvious adverse consequences. Trisodium hydroxycitrate affected fat metabolism and reduced body weight gain in rats treated orally. The hydroxycitrate moiety evidently has provoked a skin sensitization reaction in one individual.

Date of Publication: 2000

Number of Pages: 5

CAS Number*: 6205-14-7




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