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Calcium Ascorbate (Vitamin C)
- Boosts Your Immune System
- Neutral Salt, Not An Acid
- May Improve The Absorption Of Calcium
Calcium ascorbate is Vitamin C (otherwise known as ascorbic acid) in a buffered condition. Vitamin C has a natural acidity which can be a little too much to handle for those that have gastrointestinal issues. This is why there is a buffered version in which the ascorbic acid is reacted with calcium in order to significantly reduce the acidity of the solution. Not only does this help to reduce the acidity, but it also allows the beneficial effects of calcium to reach your body along with those of the Vitamin C.
Health Benefits Provided By Calcium Ascorbate Buffered Vitamin C
Calcium ascorbate buffered vitamin C is the product of combining vitamin C with calcium and those the beneficial effects of both substances come through in the end. This works because the calcium ascorbate solution is separated in the stomach; the acid is separated from the calcium yielding ascorbic acid and pure calcium respectively. In addition the ascorbic acid actually facilitates the process of calcium being absorbed into cells making the calcium that much more efficiently received. On top of that, ascorbic acid also assists in more efficient absorption of iron, and in providing the body with essential antioxidants to boost the performance of the immune system by neutralizing free radicals (molecules that damage healthy cells and come about as a byproduct of metabolizing food into energy) and stopping harmful reactions that take place in water dense parts of the body.
Vitamin C assists in producing collagen which is a protein that is necessary for providing flexibility to all sorts of bodily structures like muscles and sinews and blood vessels. On top of that it also keeps bone marrow, bones, cartilage, discs of the vertebrae, teeth, and skin all at healthy levels. In accelerating the production of collagen, this means that vitamin C is an essential part of the body’s healing process. Without vitamin C it would be significantly more difficult for clots to form and thus stifle blood from flowing excessively out of cuts and abrasions.
Aside from neutralizing free radicals, there are other ways that Vitamin C is important for sustaining the success of the immune system. It helps in the production of interferon, helps leukocytes work more efficiently, and helps to maintain the integrity of the body’s various mucous membranes to ward off infection.
There are four enzymes that are necessary for humans to successfully produce ascorbic acid on their own, and unfortunately humans only possess three of the four, therefore it is necessary to always consume foods rich in vitamin C in order to satisfy the body’s needs, since it is an essential acid.
Serving Size & Timing
The suggested use of calcium ascorbate is a 300mg serving to a 1000mg serving to be taken up to 3 times per day depending on intended effect. The FDA daily value for vitamin C is about 60mg meaning that a 1000mg serving would provide about 1370% of the recommended daily value.
In a national survey it was found that about 5 to 7% of American adults are vitamin C deficient. Those who were especially at risk included groups such as black males, smokers, and people who did not use Vitamin C supplements. It was also found that strangely, Mexican Americans had built up a resistance to being Vitamin C deficient. The minimum daily value as determined by the FDA seems to be enough to prevent one from being labeled deficient, but it is not know whether this is enough vitamin C to keep general health levels at a high.
Taking higher amounts of vitamin C becomes necessary when under any sort of environmental stresses or traumas including sickness.
Supplement FactsServing size: 1000 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate) 822mg||1370%|
|Calcium (from Calcium Ascorbate) 100mg||10%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, corn, gluten and additives
As a dietary supplement, take 300 mg (1/16 tsp) to 1000 mg (scant 1/4 tsp) up to three times daily, or as directed by physician.
|US Standard Measuring Spoons|
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
Calcium Ascorbate Buffered Vitamin C Concentration
There are no fillers or additives included in this product making it completely pure. The solution contains about 10% calcium and 90% vitamin C per individual molecule.
Calcium Ascorbate Buffered Vitamin C Side Effects
There are very few side effects reported from usage of Calcium Ascorbate, and it is nontoxic. Overuse could result in side effects that are common to overuse of most supplements that in some way stimulate the gastrointestinal process. Taking any more than the recommended 2,000mg per day could result in stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, gastric problems, flatulence, diarrhea, etc. If these side effects do occur they will usually be for a brief period and can be assuaged by lowering dosage immediately.
Taking in too much ascorbic acid at once could cause the body’s levels of copper to be greatly reduced. This could pose a problem for anyone that has issues with copper deficiency or an issue with the way copper is stored in their body. Anyone that has problems with copper or iron storage should consult a medical professional before going on this supplement or any other that involves ascorbic acid. Pregnant women should be discouraged from going on this supplement without talking to a medical professional first, since it is possible that the excess levels of vitamin C could cause the child to develop scurvy in utero. However this type of condition is rare and is usually only witnessed in women who consume around 3 times the maximum daily dosage, or around 6,000mg per day.
Calcium Ascorbate Buffered Vitamin C Bioavailability
Calcium ascorbate possesses a pH that is neutral making it easy in terms of bodily absorption. It is easily mixed into water or juice and can also be included with food. Drink immediately after stirring in or eat immediately after mixture.