Ascorbyl palmitate
Category: vitamins  Publish Time: 2019-04-09 19:48 

Ascorbyl palmitate
What’s the vitamin C?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and l-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin founds such as citrus fruit, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy vegetables. It is used to prevent and treat scurvy. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters It is required for the functioning of several enzymes and is important for immune system function. It also functions as an antioxidant to prolong the product shelf life.

What’s the ascorbyl palmitate?

Ascorbyl palmitate is an ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid creating a fat-soluble formof vitamin C. In addition to its use as a source of vitamin C , it is also used as an antioxidant food additive ( E number E304).

Ascorbyl palmitate contains most of the benefits of vitamin C. Some people also take this substance, often marketed as "ester-C," when one source of vitamin C does not fulfill the nutrient requirements. While most forms of ascorbic acid and vitamin C are water-soluble, ascorbyl palmitate is fat-soluble, meaning that it stores itself in the human body's cell membranes for future use.
Ascorbyl palmitate, according to medical experts, supports vascular and joint health as well as protects cell membranes. It also fights free radicals and protects the skin from damage that may have been caused by the sun. This vitamin C equivalent is also known to protect the body's immune system. In addition, the supplement reportedly assists in supporting the body's defenses, including white blood cell counts, antibody responses and hormone levels.

 1. Product name: ascorbyl palmitate. 
    General name: vitamin C palmitate

    Description: White to yellow white powder. 
   Solubility: Very slightly soluble in water and vegetable oils and soluble in alcohol. 
    Melting Range: Between 107°C to 117°C.


2. Molecular formula: C22H38O7  Molecular weight: 414.56


3. Identification numbers

 E number: 304

    CAS number: 137-66-6




4. Pharmacopeia for reference: BP, EP, NF, FCC.