Succinic acid refers to dibasic carboxylic acids and is a colorless crystalline substance that participates in cellular respiration (biochemical reactions) of living organisms. Therefore in nature it is contained in all plants, animals, in amber, brown coal. It is made from amber waste or synthetically, by chemical reactions. The spectrum of its application is very wide: in plant growing, livestock and poultry farming as a growth stimulant and for enhancing the protective properties of organisms; in the food industry - as an antioxidant, the additive E363, which protects the products from oxidation, preserves color and prolongs the storage period; in cosmetology, especially in anti-aging skin care products.
In pharmacology, many drugs in its composition contain succinic acid, including in the treatment of cerebrovascular, cardiovascular disorders, alcohol and other poisoning, radiculitis, anemia, cold and viral diseases. It is established that it increases the tone and immunity of the organism, improves the work of the central nervous system, speeds up energy metabolism, stimulates the synthesis of insulin. With such a "track record," the question arises, but can this tool be applied to children?
Benefits and harm for children
So, can this substance be given to a child? Let's try to evaluate its benefits and harm for children. Succinic acid is not a medicinal product, it does not accumulate in the body, it is not toxic, it does not become addictive. It activates protective resources, accelerates energy exchange in cells.
In a healthy person about 200 g of succinic acid are produced every day, and a part of it comes along with consumed food: sauerkraut, sour-milk products, cheeses, and unripe berries. It is found in beer yeast, aged wines that do not fall into the children's diet. In the event of increased intellectual or physical exertion as a result of playing sports, stresses, outbreaks of infections, excessive consumption of this substance occurs, and there is a shortage of it. The body reacts to this by deteriorating health, fatigue, and ailments.
The positive effect of succinic acid in the treatment of pneumonia and bronchial asthma in adults has been experimentally proven, and therefore it is able to cope with seasonal infections in children. It is logical during the period of their spread for prevention or during illness to help the child by resorting to this remedy. After the transferred illness or the illnesses which have exhausted an organism, also it will not be superfluous to take measures for rehabilitation, restoration of forces and vital activity. And nevertheless the pediatrician should solve, since. Only he knows the state of health of his patients, he can weigh and assess all the risks.
Harm from taking the drug occurs in the event of violations in the digestive organs, allergies. Other obstacles to the use of succinic acid are stones in the urinary system or high blood pressure, which sometimes happens in adolescence.