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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.

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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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We confirmed that specific glucose meters can provide a reproducible measure of ascorbate concentration.
This is consistent with the similarity of glucose and ascorbate molecules.
Additional ascorbate can be added to scavenge excess oxygen.
Cheraskin offers a partial solution: nutritional therapy with an emphasis on the ascorbates. Vitamin C has never been given a fair and honest evaluation by any medical group or government agency.
Small doses of vitamin C in the form of mineral ascorbates might be safe to take; but at the recommended high doses here, the minerals used to make the ascorbate may develop into an overdose of minerals or create mineral imbalances.
Mineral Products: Calcium ascorbate, calcium aspartate, calcium citrate, calcium citrate malate, calcium malate, copper lysinate, magnesium ascorbate, magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium fumarate, magnesium malate, magnesium potassium aspartate, molybdenum methionate, potassium aspartate, potassium citrate, selenium Select[R] (L-selenomethionine), vanadium (bis glycinato oxo vanadium), vanadium citrate, zinc ascorbate, zinc aspartate, zinc citrate, zinc magnesium aspartate, zinc monomethionine, zinc picolinate
Mineral ascorbates may be better tolerated, as they make the stomach more alkaline than ascorbic acid.
Ascorbates must be in the L-ascorbate form, reduced and buffered with alkalinizing minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and zinc.
Ascorbate calibration as measure of ReDox, methylation efficiency, and inflammation or repair deficit.
The 10,000 mg/ day initial dose of sodium ascorbate that he generally gave (either orally or intravenously [IV]) was helpful for his patients because they continued an oral dose for years.
But the calcium carbonate in this formula binds to the ascorbic acid in the vitamin C and is transformed into an ascorbate form.
Vitamin C in its various forms (calcium ascorbate, ascorbic acid, potassium ascorbate) has been found useful in treating bleeding ulcers.