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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 a sensitive stomach. By combining calcium with ascorbic acid, two other benefits result: it is believed that the ascorbic acid helps to absorb calcium and make it 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 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.
Because 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%.
Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate)....................... 820 mg
Calcium (Calcium Ascorbate)........................... 94 mg
Sourced from 1000 mg Calcium Ascorbate
Uses and benefits
- pH neutral
- Highly bioavailable and lasts longer in cells
- Protects “good” cholesterol from oxidation
- Enhances immune system
- Promotes wound repair
- Builds strong, healthy bones, and teeth
- Powerful antioxidant
- Improves circulation and the appearance of varicose veins
- Gentle on the stomach
Children: Suitable for children at one-half the adult dose.
Pregnancy and Nursing: The dosage range during pregnancy and lactation is 100 to 500 mg daily.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.