Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a white, crystalline, water-soluble substance found in citrus fruits and green vegetables. As an antioxidant, vitamin C scavenges free radicals in the body and protects tissues from oxidative stress. Vitamin C promotes the absorption of iron, while preventing its oxidation. Vitamin C is a vital cofactor to the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth. More vitamin C is contained in the adrenal glands than any other organ in the body and is required at higher levels during times of stress. Physical stresses on the body such as ingestion of heavy metals, cigarette smoking, infections, extreme temperatures, and chronic use of certain medications signal the need for increased intake of vitamin C.
Calcium Ascorbate (providing Vitamin C and Calcium)
Over 1000mg of Vitamin C can cause mild stomach upset in sensitive individuals.
1 to 3 grams daily (1/4 teaspoon = 1 gram).
The non acidic calcium ascorbate powder is most effectively absorbed when taken with food. The powder can easily be stirred into drinks, taken with water or sprinkled onto food.
Lamberts Calcium Ascorbate