ascorbic acid

ascor·​bic acid | \ ə-ˈskȯr-bik- How to pronounce ascorbic acid (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that plays important roles in immune function and skin health due to its protective and free radical-fighting capabilities. Danusia Wnek, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Look for a vitamin C at concentrations higher than 10%, and ideally in the active form l-ascorbic acid. Angela Lei, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 The spotlight is on 15% ascorbic acid, the most effective and well researched form of vitamin C. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Vitamin C derivative of choice is an ascorbic acid polypeptide. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 26 Aug. 2021 Tossing them in a little lemon juice or ascorbic acid (such as Fruit-Fresh) keeps the colors bright. Susan Puckett, CNN, 26 Aug. 2021 That’s a stable ingredient that converts to highly effective ascorbic acid once in the skin. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 26 Aug. 2021 Vitamin C comes in many forms, but L-ascorbic acid is one of the most studied for skin health. Noel Cody, Essence, 1 July 2021 Most animals—humans and upper primates being notable exceptions—can synthesize their own ascorbic acid. Julian Sancton, Time, 12 May 2021

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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International Scientific Vocabulary a- + New Latin scorbutus scurvy — more at scorbutic

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