Sodium Ascorbate is buffered (non-acidic) and will not contriubte to gastric irritation in acid-sensitive persons. Sodium Ascorbate is snythesized from a combination of Sodium Bicarbonate and Ascorbic Acid to form Sodium Ascorbate.
NOW® Sodium Ascorbate Powder is an inexpensive buffered form of Vitamin C and is Pharmaceutical Grade.
From the FDA's website: "Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive."
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