How to Make Sodium Ascorbate

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Sodium ascorbate, not to be confused with ascorbic acid, has far-reaching health benefits according to a number of medical studies. Taken in regular doses, approximately 1 tsp. a day over the course of one year, it can strengthen the heart and arteries, and help reverse the onset of chronic aliments. It is considered the non-acidic form of vitamin C. It is also used to alleviate symptoms of the common cold. Look at the ingredients on a box of throat lozenges and you'll see sodium ascorbate.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • Ascorbic acid powder
  • Baking soda
  • Mix 2 tbsp. ascorbic acid powder with 1 tbsp. baking soda.

  • Add a small amount of water. The mixture will begin to fizz.

  • Mix gently until the fizzing stops. What you have left is sodium ascorbate.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dosing remedies may vary. Be sure to check with your health care provider before taking any supplements.

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