Calcium Ascorbate is the calcium salt of ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is the official name of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important factor in iron absorption, is an antioxidant and it is needed to produce collagen. Collagen is the protein that supports the structure of skin and connective tissue. It is essential to get vitamin C for healthy blood vessels, skin, joints, discs in the spine cartilage, bones, teeth and gums.
Calcium ascorbate is a buffered form of vitamin C recommended for individuals who experience gastrointestinal discomfort with vitamin C supplementation. It was developed to alleviate the gastric irritation caused by the increased acidity of ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is commonly known as an immune system enhancer.
- Country of origin: China
- Starting material: Ascorbic acid from corn and calcium carbonate (ore)
- Pharmaceutical synthesis
- Stored form: White or yellowish crystal powder