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Calcium Ascorbate, also known as buffered Vitamin C, is a salt composed of Calcium and Ascorbic Acid. It retains the benefits of other Vitamin C supplements without the acidity and risk of gastrointestinal discomfort. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, which means it is not produced naturally in humans. Interestingly, humans and other primates are among the few mammals that don’t produce Vitamin C endogenously. This is likely due to the fact that primates evolved eating fruits that contain enough Vitamin C to regulate key processes in the body.

Vitamin C is considered the most widely consumed supplement in the world, and when Vitamin C is depleted from the body, humans develop the pirate-associated disease called “Scurvy.” Scurvy symptoms include bleeding gums, sores, and stunted collagen production. Luckily, due to widespread access to fruit and Vitamin C-enriched foods and supplements, scurvy occurrence has been culled significantly since the time of pirates.

Based on the symptoms of Scurvy, it is no surprise that Vitamin C plays an important role in collagen production and skin health. On top of this, Vitamin C is involved in catecholamine production, neuroprotection, and has antioxidant properties. Calcium Ascorbate also provides a bioavailable form of calcium, though it is only 10% Calcium by weight.

Vitamin C (1 scoop)

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