Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)


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Newport Flavors vitamin c (ascorbic acid) is 100% pure USP/food grade and is fit for human consumption. It is water soluble and dissolves readily. Vitamin C is essential to the human body. We do not as humans have the ability to manufacture or store Vitamin C therefore it must be taken in through the consumption of foods mainly in the form of fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and when sufficient amounts are present it helps scavenge up free radicals. Free radicals can cause premature aging, damage to cells within the body, heart disease and lead to the development of certain cancers. People leading a stressful life style need to increase there consumption of Vitamin C. Also physical stress brought on by athletes, smokers, and air pollution can also benefit from increased supplementation of Vitamin C. Newport Flavors Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) can also be added to food products as a food preservative not as an anti microbial but to help protect against oxidation. When oxidation occurs in foods the flavor of the food begins to taste stale. It will also affect the natural color of foods turning them a UN appealing brown color. Small amounts of Vitamin C (less than ?%) can prolong the freshness of certain foods. Adding small amounts to guacamole can help keep the avocado stay green longer. 

Newport Flavors Vitamin C can be added to just about any beverage and it works especially well in fruit based beverages because it also will acidify the beverage as well as offering the antioxidant value. Newport Flavors Vitamin C is kosher, gluten free, vegan, and is an excellent dietary supplement. Recommended amounts are as followed: men over 18 (90 mg). Women over 18 (75 mg). Children 15 to 18 (65 mg). Children 11 to 14 (50 mg). There is no toxicity associated with the supplementation of Vitamin C, however if you take in too much it may upset your stomach.