Sodium Ascorbate is buffered (non-acidic) and will not contribute to gastric irritation in acid-sensitive persons. Sodium Ascorbate is synthesized from a combination of Sodium Bicarbonate and Ascorbic Acid to form Sodium Ascorbate.
NOW® Sodium Ascorbate Powder is an inexpensive buffered form of Vitamin C and is Pharmaceutical Grade.
From the FDA's website: "Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive."
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1/2 level teaspoon daily, preferably with meals.
Free of: sugar, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Caution: This product contains sodium and should not be used by those on sodium-restricted diets.