What is Ascorbic Acid used for?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and ascorbate. Ascorbic Acid is a water-soluble antioxidant that serves a predominantly protective role.
Ascorbic acid functions as a major redox buffer and as a cofactor for enzymes involved in regulating photosynthesis, hormone biosynthesis, and regenerating other antioxidants.
Ascorbic acid regulates cell division and growth and is involved in signal transduction. In contrast to the single pathway responsible for ascorbic acid biosynthesis in animals, plants use multiple pathways to synthesize ascorbic acid, perhaps reflecting the importance of this molecule to plant health.