What Is It?
Buffered ascorbic acid combines calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate,
and potassium ascorbate to create a neutral pH vitamin C. This special form of
ascorbic acid lessens possible gastric irritation in sensitive individuals.*
Uses For Buffered Ascorbic Acid
Various Physiological Support Properties: Vitamin C offers a wide range of
support for the human body. It is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger
supporting cellular and vascular health. Vitamin C has been reported to promote
nitric oxide activity as well as to help maintain healthy platelet function. It
supports the body’s defense system by enhancing white blood cell function and
activity, and increasing interferon levels, antibody responses, and secretion of
thymic hormones. Furthermore, this antioxidant has histamine lowering properties
and increases lymphocyte formation. It is also essential for the formation and
maintenance of intercellular ground substance and collagen, important for joint
health. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron and the formation of red blood
cells and converts folic acid to its active forms.*
What Is The Source?
The ascorbic acid in this formula is derived from corn dextrose fermentation.
The minerals in this formula are naturally derived from limestone. Ascorbyl
palmitate in Buffered Ascorbic Acid capsules is also derived from corn dextrose
fermentation and palm oil.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 2-6 capsules, in divided doses, with or between
meals, or 1/4 tsp (1,100 mg) or more per day, as needed.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. People
with the following conditions should consult their doctor before supplementing
with vitamin C: glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, iron overload
(hemosiderosis or hemochromatosis), history of kidney stones, or kidney failure. It
has been suggested that people who form calcium oxalate kidney stones should
avoid vitamin C supplements because vitamin C can convert into oxalate and
increase urinary oxalate. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Buffered ascorbic acid may react with mixed amphetamines (a specific
amphetamine combination used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder)
and blood thinning medications. Consult your physician for more information.