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Pet Food Ingredients
on July 12, 2010

Is vitamin C needed?

Why is supplementing with vitamin C so common in petfoods?

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) was discovered in 1928 as the agent in citrus that prevented scurvy. The structure of what was then called hexuronic acid was identified by Haworth in 1933, and a process for its synthesis was described by Reichstein in that same year.

In the ensuing years, a…

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