Sana Vitamin C is premium quality L-Ascorbic Acid (the most well-researched and versatile type) in powder form. This product is quality tested and guaranteed non-GMO. Since 2005 this product has been meeting the vitamin C needs of happy customers all over New Zealand and Australia, including businesses, academic institutions and private individuals.
Is your Ascorbic Acid GMO free?
Yes! This is something that important to our customers, so we take seriously! Our manufacturers hold the SGS non-GMO Supply Chain certification, and we audit them yearly to ensure they hold a current certificate.
Is there a difference between L-Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin C?
The ‘L’ in shows that the molecule is in the natural ‘L’ configuration. These days nearly all Ascorbic Acid available for food use is in this form so the L- prefix is often omitted.
Ascorbic Acid is vitamin C, same thing, but vitamin C may also be found with a buffer additive (Calcium Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbate). We don’t currently sell those forms.
How do I use it?
Oh, so many ways!
- Eat it. You may add the powder to water, juice, smoothies, stewed fruit. As a bonus it acts as a natural anti-oxidant, stopping your smoothie from going brown. How good! Intake guidelines are on the packet. It tastes very acidic in water, but you can add a pinch of baking soda as a cheap buffer and this does not affect absorption. The addition of a little stevia is also a tasty option.
- Clean with it. Bath scum, pool scum, general scum, these things are no match for Ascorbic Acid, AND you won’t be adding chemicals to the waterways.
- Beautify yourself. Our product is not as fine a powder as that usually used in serums and creams, but it does become so if you have a method of grinding it, say a blender or mortar and pestle.
- Remove chlorine with it. You may have seen vitamin C pucks for shower-head chlorine filters, but you can also just sprinkle it in your bath or drinking water. It takes very little (a good article here).
What is the dose for Ascorbic Acid?
For use as a dietary supplement, most people take 1-2 grams (1000 mg to 2000 mg). If you take too much ascorbic acid your body will eliminate it – you will get diarrhoea. If this happens, it is not dangerous, just reduce your intake.
A flat teaspoon of ascorbic acid powder is around 4 grams, so to get your 1 gram you need just 1/4 of a teaspoon.