ascor·​bate | \ ə-ˈskȯr-ˌbāt How to pronounce ascorbate (audio) , -bət \

Definition of ascorbate

: a salt of ascorbic acid

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Recent Examples on the Web For the uninitiated, the particular form of vitamin C in Sea Vitamin C Serum, THD ascorbate, is an extremely stable, oil-soluble form of vitamin C, according to cosmetic chemist Ginger King. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, 20 Aug. 2020 Another option is Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, $85, which contains THD ascorbate, or our SELF Healthy Beauty Award winner, Vichy LiftActiv 15% Pure Vitamin C Serum Brightening Skin Corrector, $29, which contains ascorbic acid. Talia Abbas, SELF, 9 Oct. 2018 Our experts recommend keeping an eye out for a specific type of vitamin C, tetrahexyldecyl (THD) ascorbate, which is a stable form of ascorbic acid. Talia Abbas, SELF, 9 Oct. 2018 Also, some experts say that since THD ascorbate is stable, the formulation may last longer than vitamin C that is in active form. Talia Abbas, SELF, 9 Oct. 2018 Common derivatives, like ascorbyl palmitate and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tend to be more stable than pure ascorbic acid but slower acting. Allure, 17 Aug. 2018 This one's a whole turkey wing, 4oz of ground pork, a 6oz sirloin, then the hemp oil, cod liver oil, kelp powder, calcium ascorbate, and alfalfa powder ground up with power greens, a whole egg, and some warm water. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ascorbate

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Ascorbate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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ascor·​bate | \ ə-ˈskȯr-ˌbāt How to pronounce ascorbate (audio) , -bət How to pronounce ascorbate (audio) \

Medical Definition of ascorbate

: a salt of ascorbic acid


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