ascorbate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

Patient discussion about ascorbate

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.

More discussions about ascorbate
References in periodicals archive ?
For vitamin C, the Aloe gel extract was especially effective in slowing down and increasing the absorption of ascorbate.
A more detailed look at lymphoma cells - which were especially sensitive to ascorbate - showed they were either destroyed directly or induced to commit "cell suicide".
Ascorbate concentration in seeds was about 10% of the concentration of oxalate and ascorbate concentration declined between 84 DAP and maturity.
Whatever it is, the ascorbate is going to neutralize the free radicals.
Once inside a cancer cell, the oxidized material converts back to normal ascorbate, the new data show.
As noted earlier, with certain dipsticks, urinary ascorbate may produce false-negative results.
This disease is the direct consequence of the inability of man to synthesize ascorbate in combination with insufficient intake of ascorbate in the modern diet.
Fern-C) marketing head Rosanna de Dios, Vitamin C comes in two forms: ascorbic acid and the lesser known sodium ascorbate.
Seeds were primed in distilled water (hydropriming) and aqueous solutions containing 50 mg L-1 of salicylic acid (SA), kinetin (Kin), ascorbate and 50 mM calcium chloride (CaCl2) for 12 h.
Plant defense systems to reduce the free oxygen in the cellular tissue and repair damaged tissue often can be in the role of antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase, catalase, ascorbate peroxidase, glutathione reductase, glutathione peroxidase, dihydro ascorbat reductase [14].
The discrepancy between the findings of these studies and the Cameron -Pauling studies, may be due mainly to the route of administration of ascorbate.