Vitamin C E300, also known as L-ascorbic acid or ascorbate, is a white crystalline powder. Vitamin C is used in the food and beverage industry as a food antioxidant. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Vitamin C E300?
Ascorbic acid E300 is a naturally occurring organic compound with antioxidant properties. It is a white solid, but impure samples can appear yellowish. It dissolves well in water to give mildly acidic solutions. Ascorbic acid is one form (“vitamer”) of vitamin C. It was originally called L-hexuronic acid, Because it is derived from glucose, many animals are able to produce it, but humans require it as part of their nutrition. There exists a D-ascorbic acid, which does not occur in nature. It may be synthesized artificially.
Possible Side Effects of Vitamin C E300
Vitamin C E300 may cause abdominal cramps or pain, chest pain, dental erosion, dizziness, diarrhea, faintness, fatigue, flushing, gut blockage, headache, heartburn, increased risk of lung cancer, increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, inflamed esophagus, injection site discomfort, nausea, red blood cell complications, skin tingling or irritation, slowing of endurance training, thickening of blood vessels close to the heart, urinary complications, and vomiting.
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. Vitamin C is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Vitamin C populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Vitamin C E300.
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