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Hi Emily,
This is a tricky one – it isn’t vitamin C (ascorbic acid) itself which causes this smell nor is it indicative that vitamin c has oxidized. It is mostly likely the combination of vitamin c with other lower molecular weight antioxidants (think ferulic acid). Because vitamin c needs to be formulated with other lower molecular weight antioxidants to increase it’s stability – it is largely unavoidable. A small sacrifice for a very potent antioxidant.


Hi Dr B,
I have a question about vitamin c.
Can you please explain why it has an unpleasant smell?


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