Natural Factors Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate
Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate Powder mixes easily with food and drinks, offering versatility for those who have swallowing difficulties. This form is also recommended for people who experience gastrointestinal problems (abdominal pain or diarrhea) with plain ascorbic acid, or are taking higher doses of vitamin C daily for therapeutic reasons.
Calcium ascorbate is made up of roughly 9 parts of ascorbic acid to 1 part of calcium. This combination makes it pH neutral and gentle on the stomach. By combining calcium with ascorbic acid, two other benefits result: it is believed that the ascorbic acid helps to absorb calcium and become bioavailable to the cells, and at the same time the calcium holds onto the vitamin C, allowing the ascorbic acid to stay in the cells longer. Water-soluble vitamin C generally leaves the body quite quickly.
Vitamin C is necessary for maintaining all collagen structures, promoting wound repair, strong bones and teeth, and healthy gums. As a powerful antioxidant, it protects the aqueous areas of the body (including the blood, intracellular fluid and interstitial fluid) from free radicals. Vitamin C protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation and also helps to regenerate vitamin E.
As it is a water-soluble vitamin, the body cannot store vitamin C, making regular supplementation vital. The body`s need for vitamin C increases during times of stress because vitamin C participates in the production of vital chemicals such as norepinephrine, needed for the "fight or flight" response. Vitamin C also acts as a detoxifier, helping to cleanse the body of toxins, such as cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide, etc.
Vitamin C may shorten the duration and severity of a cold. Large amounts (1 to 8 grams daily) taken at the first sign of a cold can shorten it by 23%.
Each dose (1/4 tsp) contains:
Calcium ascorbate...............................................1000 mg
Equivalent to 820 mg of vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Uses & Benefits
Recommended Adult Dosage
Stir 1/4 teaspoon daily into juice or any other liquid or food that is desired or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of the reach of children.
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