Sodium ascorbate is one of many mineral salts of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The compound has the formula C6H7NaO6. As the sodium salt of ascorbic acid, it is called ascorbic acid mineral. It has not been shown to be more bioavailable than any other form of vitamin C supplement.
Sodium ascorbate is produced by dissolving ascorbic acid in water and adding an equivalent amount of sodium bicarbonate in water. After cessation of effervescence, the sodium ascorbate is precipitated by the addition of isopropanol.
As a food additive, sodium ascorbate is used as an antioxidant and acidity regulator under E No. E301. It is approved for use as a food additive for the EU, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
NutriBiotic sodium ascorbate is a non-bitter, non-acidic, fully reactive, highly soluble form of buffered vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that the body cannot produce and therefore must be supplemented daily. Vitamin C has several beneficial purposes, including the development and maintenance of healthy skin and bones, and plays an important role in many biochemical reactions. Vitamin C provides support to the body's immune system by protecting cells from oxidative stress.
It is also used as cosmetic additive due to its properties for resisting wrinkle and making the skin fair.