Last update: Aug. 14, 2020

Erythorbic Acid

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Erythorbic acid is the stereoisomer of l-ascorbic acid but it has very little vitamin-C potency.
It is used as antoxidant in foods and oral pharmaceutical preparations.

Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Its lack of toxicity and the small dose used make it compatible with breastfeeding.

See below the information of this related product:


We do not have alternatives for Erythorbic Acid since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 176 daltons


  1. Guillermo Pérez. Acido eritorbico. 2018 Full text (link to original source)
  2. Fidler MC, Davidsson L, Zeder C, Hurrell RF. Erythorbic acid is a potent enhancer of nonheme-iron absorption. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Jan;79(1):99-102. Abstract

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