Commonly found in fruits and drinks, malic acid is essential for addressing certain medical conditions and alleviating pain. Malic acid provides a tarty taste to fruits, such as green apples, grapes, and rhubarb. It is also found in all vegetables and is added to foods to create a sour taste. Malic acid is used to address extremely dry skin. A 2009 study by the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition concluded that malic acid is beneficial in lowering blood pressure. This ingredient is also used as a cleansing agent for teeth used by dentists. Malic acid is also beneficial in alleviating the pain associated with specific conditions such as fibromyalgia when paired with magnesium. Ortho Molecular Products' Myo Malate contains a beneficial amount of malic acid, magnesium, and vitamin B6. Many successful trials have shown that malic acid and magnesium help to support energy production. It is recommended that patients take two capsules twice a day, or as recommended by their health care provider.
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