Erythorbic acid E315 (isoascorbic acid, D-araboascorbic acid, (D-)erythroascorbic acid) is a stereoisomer of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). E number E315, and used as an antioxidant in processed foods. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Erythorbic Acid E315?
Erythorbic Acid E315 is used as food antioxidant. The applications in creams, cheeses, dairy-based drinks, dairy-based desserts, spreads, vegetables, processed fruit, confectionery, pastas, meats, seasonings, cereals, condiments, broths, soups, sauces, wines, beer and malt beverages, and water-based flavoured drinks.
Possible Side Effects of Erythorbic Acid E315
Although Erythorbic Acid E315 generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
Possible short-term side effects
- body flushing
Possible long-term side effects
- kidney stones (in people with a history of kidney stones)
- trigger gout symptoms (in people with a history of gout)
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Erythorbic Acid E315 is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Branched Chain Amino Acids populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Erythorbic Acid E315.
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