Ascorbic Acid - Vitamin C

Posted by AB on Jul 18th 2022

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid is more commonly known as Vitamin C, an essential nutrient for humans and certain animals. Vitamin C is naturally found in citrus fruits as well as other fruits and vegetables. It is an acidulant, which creates a sour taste in food and beverages. Deficiencies in Vitamin C can lead to impaired collagen synthesis, slow wound healing, and even scurvy.

Ascorbic Acid is also an anti-oxidant, which may prevent or delay certain types of cell damage. Because of this anti-oxidant property, it is sometimes used to keep fruits or vegetables from browning, which is a sign of oxidation. In canning, Ascorbic Acid Powder helps maintain color and flavor.

Ascorbic Acid can also be used in pool/spa maintenance. It is a great pH reducer as well as a stain remover by making the iron in the stain more soluble. Generally for every 10,000 gallons of water, use 0.5lbs of ascorbic acid. It is recommended that you make a solution first and then add the solution to your pool or spa, distributing evenly. To make the solution, fill a bucket half way with your pool or spa water then add the ascorbic acid and stir until fully dissolved.

Level 7 Chemical offers Ascorbic Acid in a 10lb bag size as well as full 55lb boxes up to a full pallet