Ascorbplex 1000 by Douglas Laboratories
Ascorbplex 1,000 (Buffered), provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains 100% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), specially buffered with calcium, magnesium, and potassium, with additional pectin and bioflavonoid complex.
What does Ascorbplex 1000 do?
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has numerous biological functions. Foremost, it is essential for the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans which are the building materials of all connective tissues, such as skin, blood vessels, tendons, joint cartilage and bone. Vitamin C is the required coenzyme for two groups of enzymes that catalyze the crosslinking of collagen fibers - lysyl hydroxylases and prolyl hydroxylases. As such, vitamin C is essential for normal wound healing and capillary health.
Vitamin C participates in the biosynthesis of carnitine, serotonin, and certain neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine. Vitamin C is among the most powerful antioxidants in humans and animals. It is a water-soluble, chainbreaking antioxidant that reacts directly with superoxide, hydroxyl radicals, and singlet oxygen. Laboratory studies show that vitamin C completely protects lipids in plasma and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) against atherogenic peroxidative damage. In addition, vitamin C interacts with glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid, and regenerates vitamin E. The antioxidant functions of vitamin C appear to have clinical significance in providing protection from free radical damage to the eyes, lungs, blood and the immune system.
Research has also demonstrated ascorbic acid’s ability to positively affect function of the immune system by optimizing synthesis of integral components of our immunological defenses.
Vitamin C is absorbed in the small intestine by a sodium-dependent transport process that is intake dependent. At normal dietary intakes of 60 to 100 mg, up to 80 or 90% of the vitamin C is absorbed. At higher intakes, absorption becomes less efficient. Absorption efficiency and vitamin C utilization may be greatly enhanced during conditions of physiological stress, such as trauma or infection.
Who should use Ascorbplex 1000?
Ascorbplex 1,000 (Buffered) tablets may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals who wish to obtain the antioxidant action of vitamin C in a buffered mineral ascorbate form that may minimize stomach irritation associated with the acidity of regular vitamin C preparations.
Provides antioxidants. Helps in connective tissue formation and wound healing.
Adults: Take 1 tablet daily with food, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
If seal around cap is broken, do not use. For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Each Tablet Contains
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, calcium/potassium/magnesium ascorbates) 1000 mg
Calcium (calcium carbonate/ascorbate) 90 mg
Potassium (potassium chloride/ascorbate) 60 mg
Citrus bioflavonoids (from Citrus limon fruit) 31.25 mg
Pectin (from Citrus limon fruit) 18.75 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Stearic acid, magnesium stearate, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, silica, magnesium oxide, tablet coating (polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, talc, red iron oxide, isopropanol).
This product does not contain yeast, wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial colouring, preservatives or flavouring.
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