Calcium ascorbate is a buffered form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and a source of the essential mineral, calcium. Ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant which supports the immune system and the production of collagen. Calcium carbonate supplies calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body and a vital component of healthy metabolic function.
In the body, calcium acts as a cell signalling messenger and serves many functions in neurological processes. In addition, calcium is a component of many structural proteins such as bone and cartilage.
Ascorbic acid functions as both a coenzyme and cofactor. The body requires ascorbic acid to synthesize L- carnitine, which is vital in the transport of energy to mitochondria, and to produce dopamine in the nervous system and adrenal glands. Ascorbic acid is required for collagen synthesis and plays a structural role in bone, cartilage and teeth. Ascorbic acid, together as sodium, potassium, and calcium salts, are typically used as antioxidant food additives.
Supplementation of calcium with ascorbic acid may help support healthy connective tissue and bone structure
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends a Daily Value (DV) of 60 milligrams (mg) Vitamin C for adults and children four or more years of age, and for pregnant and lactating women. A serving of 1000 milligrams Calcium Ascorbate Buffered Vitamin C will provide 1370% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.
According to data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, five to seventeen percent of adults in the United States were vitamin C deficient. Especially at risk were smokers, those who did not use supplements, and black males. Mexican American people had a reduced risk for ascorbic acid deficiency.
While it is known that the daily value for ascorbic acid is adequate to prevent deficiency it is not known whether this amount is sufficient to promote optimal health and well-being.
Increased intake of vitamin C is required to maintain normal plasma levels under acute emotional or environmental stress such as trauma, fever, infection, or elevated environmental temperatures.