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ascorbate

 [as-kor´bāt]
a compound or derivative of ascorbic acid.

as·cor·bate

(as-kōr'bāt),
A salt or ester of ascorbic acid.

ascorbate

(ə-skôr′bāt, -bĭt)
n.
A salt of ascorbic acid.

as·cor·bate

(ă-skōr'bāt)
A salt or ester of ascorbic acid.

ascorbate

a compound or derivative of ascorbic acid. See also sodium ascorbate.

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Q. Is the high intake of ascorbic acid helps to reduce weight, while dieting? Hi all…..I am 23, male. I have tried dieting to lose weight but in vain. Is the high intake of ascorbic acid helps to reduce weight, while dieting?

A. Ascorbic acid is actually vitamin C. It may not necessarily help you to drop the pounds, but a deficiency in vitamin C can cause weight gain because of a slowed metabolism. It is also needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body, and too little can cause an increase in easy bruising and dry, scaly skin! It is essential for the healing of wounds, and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. It is a good antioxidant, needed to block some of the damage caused by free radicals, which are by-products that results when our body transforms food into energy. Antioxidants also helps in reducing the damage to the body caused by toxic chemicals and pollutants such as cigarette smoke. The body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own, so it is important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in your daily diet, or to take a vitamin C supplement.

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Maximum levels with repeated oral intake are 220 umol/L, and may provide some resistance to infection, achieved by 2 or 3 grams of ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate every 4 hours--or 12 grams in a water bottle drunk through the day.
Reductions in cancer cell ATP--In some cancer cell lines but not normal cells, ascorbate resulted in greater than 50% reduction in cellular ATP within an hour.
In our clinic we have observed that cancer patients on the ketogenic diet do better; and we are also finding that intravenous ascorbate augments that process.
The relative contributions of vitamin E, urate, ascorbate and proteins to the total peroxyl radical-trapping antioxidant activity of human blood plasma.
The results show that melatonin is 60- and 70-fold more effective than ascorbate or vitamin E, respectively, in reducing oxidative DNA damage in this in vitro model.
Processing methods affect stability of ascorbates in beverages.
People with cancer are known to have lower plasma ascorbate levels than healthy people.
In their paper, "Chromium(III)-Induced 8-Hydroxydeoxyguanosine in DNA and Its Reduction by Antioxidants: Comparative Effects of Melatonin, Ascorbate, and Vitamin E," Qi et al.
The main drawbacks of this method are that some metals carry the reduction beyond nitrite, that some constituents of biological material such as ascorbate or phosphate interfere, and that the addition of an internal standard is needed to overcome the effects of inhibitors [13].
In a series of studies, the efficacy of ascorbate has been assessed within whole organisms (in vivo) and in tissue culture (in vitro).
However, if IV sodium ascorbate is available, it should be given slowly and as continuously as possible.