What is the difference between Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid?

What is the difference between Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid

Sodium Ascorbate consists of acombination of sodium and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). In this mixture the sodium serves as a buffer thereby creating the desired less acidic supplement known as Sodium Ascorbate.

Like other vitamin C supplements, sodium ascorbate is most effective for preventing or treating vitamin C deficiency. While it is best to get all your vitamin C from fruits and vegetables, taking a vitamin C supplement can ensure that you meet your daily requirement of 1000mg’s per day.

At large doses the body begins to absorb less vitamin C and smaller, more frequent doses have, according to studies, proved much more effective. Some studies suggest taking +- 500 milligrams twice daily with meals.

A quarter teaspoon of Sodium Ascorbate is equivalent to 500mg’s of vitamin C.

One must however not exceed the upper intake of 2000 milligrams daily without consulting your health care practitioner.     

Gaia Premises Plettenberg Bay

Gaia premises 28 Longships Drive – Plett. Bay

To all locals and visitors, you are welcome to pop into our premises in Plettenberg Bay or alternatively at the Wild Oats Market in Sedgefield on Saturday mornings. We had an awesome season, SO MANY visitors from South Africa as well as people from all over the globe, UK, China, Germany, Switzerland, Dubai – it was a very exciting mix of travellers.

Health Stores: If you do not find what you’re looking for at your local health shop please use the on-line shop or if you’re not really comfortable with the on line thing, email me directly.

Fruits and Roots in Bryanston,  are our best stockists in Gauteng, Wellness Warehouse in Cape Town as well as many stores who have been stocking Gaia for years such as The Good Stuff in Cavendish Square, Health Matters in Sea Point, Health Fayre in Rondebosch, Wheelers Pharmacy in Hout Bay, The Health Path in Hout Bay, to name a few.

KZN look out for Macrobiotic Health in PMB, Health Box Westville, Lifestyle Health Ballito and Natural Health Centre Gillitts.  Look at the Store Locator on the website for a store near you.

On Promotion

**Items on Promotion**

Sodium Ascorbate is reduced in price on our online store PLUS the Magnesium Ascorbate powder! (3 parts magnesium to 1 part ascorbic acid) and this marked down offer is valid until Febuary the 28th.

Every order over R600 (pre vat) (SA only) will qualify for free Postnet delivery plus a giveaway of a 50ml Xtreme UV sunblock along with a 50ml Body Lotion.

Wisdom quote

Wisdom Quote

“A new year brings not only happiness, it also brings with it hope to fulfill our dreams and another chance to get it right.

So be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours and begin an entirely fresh start towards achieving your objectives” – anonymous

Best wishes to you and your loved ones

Claudia, Alan, Allie & Shirls