Sodium Citrate is widely used aiding manufacturers in making food last longer, commonly used as an additive to food as a preservative. Thanks to this product, the shelf life of food is increased. It is also used as flavoring for soft drinks. Adding this substance to citrus products is quite common. The substance is administered as trisodium citrate, monosodium or disodium citrate. This chemical used as an alkalizer is familiar to many people in the product known as Alka Seltzer. Widely used, this ingredient is very common. The name may sound unfamiliar but this chemical is found in almost every household. This compound acts as an anticoagulant in the blood, it improves the taste of food and it emulsifies food products. The substance is without odor and does not have a taste. Manufacturers sell the substance in various sizes. Athletes use the chemical to enhance their performance through the neutralization of acids. Sodium citrate balances pH in muscles. Clearly, it is a valuable aid to the food industry.