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Ascorbic acid added to any herb extract will help stabilize some of the active compounds that are prone to oxidation. There are other antioxidants, but ascorbic acid both healthy and very effective.
SWIM uses ascorbic acid in all this LSA/LSH liquid extracts. I'm not sure how much it actually helps but it definitely doesn't hurt to add some. Just don't overdo it.
An overdose of ascorbic acid is possible. A dose of about 100 mg of ascorbic acid is fine and not at all toxic. Even doses of 1000 mg are used, but I prefer 100 mg.
Ascorbic acid is said to also work as a mild reducing agent. I've not tried it for that purpose yet. Has anyone used it an a reducing agent before?