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Sodium Ascorbate

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Other Names

L-Ascorbic Acid, Monosodium Salt

Sodium Ascorbate

About Sodium Ascorbate

Sodium Ascorbate is a water soluble form of Vitamin C. It is used as both a source of vitamin and also an antioxidant in a large range of food and nutraceutical applications.

Food and Beverage Uses

Sodium ascorbate is commonly used as a food additive in the food and beverage industries. It’s used as a vitamin and antioxidant in baby formula. It is added to some processed foods, such as canned fruits and vegetables, to prevent discoloration and maintain their nutritional value. It is also used as an antioxidant to prevent spoilage and extend the shelf life of some foods.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Uses

Sodium ascorbate is used in the pharmaceutical and medical industries as a vitamin supplement and a therapeutic agent. It is commonly used to prevent and treat scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. Sodium ascorbate is also used in the treatment of iron overload disorders, such as thalassemia and hemochromatosis.

Cosmetic and personal care Uses

Sodium ascorbate is used in some cosmetic and personal care products, such as skin creams and serums. It is known for its antioxidant properties and is used to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and promote healthy skin by supporting collagen production.

Sodium Ascorbate Purchasing Options

  • Available as a 100% sodium ascorbate or as a 99% with a binder for direct compression applications.

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