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Calcium Ascorbate Buffered Vitamin C combines the benefits of both compounds. The Ascorbic Acid actually facilitates the process of Calcium being absorbed into cells, increasing efficiency on both ends. Ascorbic Acid also assists in the absorption of iron and in providing the body with essential antioxidants to boost the performance of the immune system. This is done by neutralizing free radicals (molecules that damage healthy cells) and stopping harmful reactions in the body.
Vitamin C assists in producing collagen, which is a protein necessary for providing flexibility to all sorts of bodily structures like muscles, sinews and blood vessels. In accelerating the production of collagen, Vitamin C is an essential part of the body’s healing process. Vitamin C reduces the risk of dangerous clots in arteries and veins.
Aside from neutralizing free radicals, there are other ways that Vitamin C is important to sustaining a healthy immune system. It aids in the production of interferon, assists leukocytes to work more efficiently and helps maintain the integrity of the body’s various mucous membranes to ward off infection.
The suggested use of Calcium Ascorbate is a 300mg to 1000mg serving, to be taken up to three 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. Taking higher amounts of Vitamin C becomes necessary when under any sort of environmental stresses or traumas, including sickness.