Sodium ascorbate consists of a combination of sodium and vitamin C (Ascorbic acid). In this mixture, sodium serves as a buffer, creating a less acidic supplement than those made entirely from ascorbic acid. This means it may be easier to tolerate if our digestive system is sensitive to acid. Our body absorbs and uses Sodium ascorbate just as well as natural vitamin C!

Vitamin C is water-soluble; meaning, it is not stored in our body. We need to consume vitamin C each day to get all of the benefits it provides.

Vitamin C’s benefits are myriad and varied — it boosts the immune system, protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals (strong antioxidant), and improves iron absorption. The overall growth and tissue repair rely heavily on the vitamin C you consume. Collagen production cannot occur without vitamin C!! We need collagen to make new skin, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Vitamin C also helps repair and produce blood vessels and keeps vessels dilated to improve blood flow.

Below are some of the many health benefits that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)” has officially assessed so far (with a minimum daily intake of 280 mg Vitamin C):

Vitamin C contributes to normal:

  • function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise
  • collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth
  • energy-yielding metabolism
  • functioning of the nervous system
  • psychological function
  • function of the immune system
  • protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
  • and increased iron absorption