Sodium Ascorbate Product Description:
Sodium Ascorbate - Buy Sodium Ascorbate online at Wholesale Nutrition. Sodium Ascorbate is used to avoid the acidity of ascorbic acid by sensitive persons. Many like the slightly salty taste as a substitute for table salt.
Sodium ascorbate is a type of vitamin C that has been bound to sodium, a mineral salt. The basic properties and health benefits of sodium ascorbate are the same as vitamin C, but the mineral salt works as a buffer lowering the acidity of ascorbic acid. Binding ascorbic acid to a mineral salt such as sodium makes it potentially easier on the digestive tract because the salt acts as a buffer. Consuming vitamin C as sodium ascorbate is therefore recommended for people who have gastrointestinal problems, according to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.
The sodium content of sodium ascorbate (131 mg per gram of C) may be objectionable to those with hypertension or water retention problems. Interestingly, sodium ascorbate is used in intravenous drips where dozens of grams/day of sodium don't seem to be a problem. Recent research indicates that only sodium chloride (table salt) may be the culprit. Sodium is a necessary ingredient for the body and a sodium-free diet is not recommended. Sodium ascorbate can be added to many foods such as milk and soup without affecting taste. It's also used as a sugar-free, additive- free, substitute for toothpaste (brush and swallow) for double use of your sodium ascorbate powder (never use ascorbic ACID on teeth). Since sodium ascorbate is usually used for vitamin C megadoses, we don't offer a tablet form since a large excipient intake would result.