Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, a natural organic acid that is found in many foods, including dairy products, meat, and vegetables. Sodium lactate is commonly used as a food additive and is generally recognized as safe by regulatory agencies when used in accordance with approved levels. It is used as a preservative, flavor enhancer, and acidity regulator in various foods and beverages.
More research is needed to conclude if there are any harmful side effects of sodium lactate. However, consuming in moderation is always advised with any food additive.
Food Additive Status Listhttps://www.fda.gov/food/food-additives-petitions/food-additive-status-list
Sodium lactate for fluid resuscitation: the preferred solution for the coming decades?https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25043707/