Australian approved name (AAN): Sodium ascorbate
Common names and synonyms: l-Ascorbic acid; Monosodium salt; Monosodium l-ascorbate; Vitamin C
Molecular formula: C6H7NaO6
Molecular weight: 198.11
Conversions (% ascorbic acid): 88.9; (% sodium): 11.6
RDI for Vitamin C as per NHMRC:
Infants – 0-6 months – 25mg/day (AI)
Infants – 7-12 months – 30mg/day (AI)
Children – 1-8 years – 35mg/day
Children – 9-18 years – 40mg/day
Adults – >19 years – 45mg/day
Pregnancy – 14-18 years – 55mg/day
Pregnancy – 19-50 years – 60mg/day
Lactation – 14-18 years – 80mg/day
Lactation – 19-50 years – 85mg/day
Warnings and restrictions: When used as an active ingredient and the preparation is intended as a mineral supplementation, the equivalent quantity of sodium is required in the application and also on the product label.
When for oral or sublingual use and the total amount of sodium from all ingredients in the maximum daily dose is more than 120 mg, the medicine requires the following warning statement on the medicine label:
SODIUM – The recommended daily dose of this medicine contains [state quantity and units] of sodium (or words to that effect).
When used as an active ingredient and the preparation is intended as a mineral supplementation, the equivalent quantity of sodium is required in the application and also on the product label:
VIT – Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate. OR Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
Allowable purpose of the ingredient: Active. Excipient. Homeopathic
TGA reference: United States Pharmacopeia (Incorporating the National Formulary)