Last update Aug. 14, 2020

Erythorbic Acid


Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

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:

  • Vitamin C (Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.)


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

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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.

Other names

Erythorbic Acid is also known as

Erythorbic Acid in other languages or writings:


Erythorbic Acid belongs to this group or family:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 176 daltons


  1. Guillermo Pérez. Acido eritorbico. None 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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