Sodium ascorbate is a mineral salt derived from ascorbic acid. That is, it is one of the forms of vitamin C. Being a mineral ascorbate, it is buffered, which means it is softer and more favorable for the gastrointestinal tract than ascorbic acid.
Sodium ascorbate is needed to stop oxidative processes caused by free radicals - molecules that destroy cell membranes, causing various diseases and aging of the body. People get them by inhaling polluted air and swallowing them with food and drinks. The body also creates them on its own during stress. Free radical atoms have an unpaired electron, so they steal electrons from neighboring cells. As a result, the electrochemical balance in the body is disrupted. Vitamin C protects cells by donating its electrons to free radicals.
This is a list of the main medicinal properties of the substance that bring invaluable benefits to the body:
- affects the production of antibodies that neutralize cells of viruses and bacteria;
- fights free radicals and eliminates the consequences of their action;
- stops oxidative processes in the body;
- affects hormones;
- improves blood composition, removes cholesterol;
- has antitumor activity.