Ascorbic acid

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Vitamin C

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L-Ascorbic Acid (CAS No.: 50-81-7)

Vitamin C is also known as Ascorbic Acid or Ascorbate in the dietary supplement industry. It is sold as a dietary supplement. Vitamin C helps boost immunity.

What is Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid used for?

Ascorbic acid supplementation helps in reducing Vitamin C deficiency. Increasing the level of Vitamin C in the body helps in increasing immunity. Ascorbic acid helps the body absorb iron which is needed for red blood cell production.

Is vitamin C the same as Ascorbic Acid?

Ascorbic acid is a synthetic form of Vitamin C. It is a fractionated and distillated crystalline isolate of naturally occurring vitamin C. It is not a living complex. Natural Vitamins are biological complexes and are not individual molecular compounds. A vitamin is a working process consisting of the nutrient, enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants, and trace minerals activators. Ascorbic acid is described as the “antioxidant wrapper” portion of vitamin C and protects the functional parts of the vitamin from rapid oxidation or breakdown.

Is Ascorbic Acid good for you?

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It’s involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

What is Ascorbic Acid made from?

Most of the synthetic vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is manufactured in bulk commercially using fermented corn syrup. Solvents such as acetone, sulphuric acid or sodium hydroxide are used to treat the corn syrup to extract the Ascorbic Acid. Bulk Ascorbic Acid is mainly sourced from China and India.

Which type of vitamin C is best?

Ascorbic Acid combined with bioflavonoids increase bioavailability which means that the body can absorb it better. Bioflavonoids are plant compounds that function as antioxidants. Another form is Calcium ascorbate which may be absorbed well by the body and is gentle on the stomach.

Is Ascorbic Acid an artificial preservative?

Ascorbic acid is also used an preservative. It can be used as a preservative in a wide range of food products, for example, cured meats, bread, jams and jellies, sauces etc.


• Ascorbic Acid is a synthetic, crystallized isolate form of Vitamin C.
• Ascorbic Acid is mostly manufactured commercially from fermented corn syrup
• Ascorbic Acid combined with bioflavonoids has better bioavailability
• Ascorbic acid supplementation helps in reducing Vitamin C deficiency.
• Vitamin C helps in increasing immunity of the body

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