Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid powder with antioxygenation for preventing scurvy
Ascorbic Acid is well-known for its antioxygenation. Most people are familiar with L-Ascorbic also called Vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is easy to be oxydated, but it can prevent different cells from damaging. So it is called antioxidant.
|Appearance||White or almost white, crystalline powder or colourless crystals|
|Melting point||About 190℃, with decomposition|
|pH (with 5% water solution)||2.1 ~ 2.6|
|pH (with 2% water solution)||2.4 ~ 2.8|
|Appearance of solution||Clarity : clear; Colour: ≤BY7|
|Specific optical rotation||+20.5̊ ~ +21.5̊|
|Loss on drying||≤0.4%|
Impurity C: ≤0.15%
Impurity D: ≤0.15%
Unspecified impurities: ≤0.10%
Total impurities: ≤0.2%
|Residual solvents||Meets the requirement|
As a kind of Vitamin C, ascorbic acid plays a great role in preventing scurvy caused by long voyage travel. For example, in order to prevent scurvy, oranges with rich of vitamin C was provided for sailor and passengers. Although most animals can compound ascorbic acid naturally, but human beings do no have this ability and have to get this nutrition by foods. Cauliflower, spinach and cranberry also have rich ascorbic acid except the fruits like oranges. After getting that ascorbic acid can prevent scurvy, the manufacturers of natural foods start sales of Vitamin C capsules. Besides, vitamin C also is added into many fruit juice drinks.