Ascorbic acid

Ingredient Type: Vitamin
Synonyms: Vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid
Additive Number: 300

Ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for various physiological functions in the body. It is found naturally in fruits and vegetables, such as citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, and leafy greens.

Ascorbic acid is an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules known as free radicals. It is also involved in collagen synthesis, which is important for the health of skin, bones, and other connective tissues. In addition, ascorbic acid helps to enhance the absorption of iron from plant-based foods.

Ascorbic acid is commonly added to protein powders and other supplements as a nutritional supplement. It is also often used as a food additive to prevent the oxidation of fats and to maintain the color and flavor of fruits and vegetables.

Ascorbic acid is generally considered safe when used in recommended amounts.

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