Vitamin C is the body's primary antioxidant, an important factor in strong bones and teeth, immune system support, cardiovascular health. This form, Calcium Ascorbate, adds calcium for improved absorption of both the C and the calcium, and is popular with athletes. Calcium Ascorbate Powder can be easily mixed with food and drink. This is useful for those with swallowing difficulties. Calcium Ascorbate Powder is made up of roughly 9 parts of ascorbic acid to 1 part of calcium. This combination makes it pH neutral. By combining calcium with ascorbic acid, two other benefits result. It is believed that the ascorbic acid helps calcium absorb and become bioavailable to the cells, while 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 leaves the body quite quickly.
Vitamin C is necessary to maintaining all collagen structures, thereby 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 does not store vitamin C, so regular supplementation is 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)|
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