Sodium Ascorbate E301 used as an antioxidant and acidity regulator in foods, beverages, and nutritional supplements. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Sodium Ascorbate E301?
Sodium Ascorbate E301 is a food antioxidant and nutrition enhancer that comes in white crystals or a crystalline powder. It is used as a preservative to keep the color and prolong shelf life of a product. Applications for Sodium Ascorbate E301 include meat products, fruits and vegetables, jam, beer, carbonated drinks, fruit tea and juice.
Possible Side Effects of Sodium Ascorbate E301
Though Sodium Ascorbate E301 is regarded as safe supplement, there maybe some side effects: abdominal cramps, heartburns, nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, while others may be allergic to it, causing itching, swelling, dizziness, and some, difficulty in breathing.
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. Sodium Ascorbate E301 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 Sodium Ascorbate E301 populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Sodium Ascorbate.
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