Ascorbplex® 1000 Buffered is a high potency vitamin C supplement specially buffered with calcium, magnesium and potassium, which help to minimize stomach irritation associated with the acidity of many vitamin C preparations. Ascorbplex® 1000 Buffered also contains bioflavonoids, which have been shown in increase the bioavailability of vitamin C in supplemental form compared to vitamin C taken alone.
Vitamin C is among the most powerful antioxidants in humans. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that can react directly with superoxide and hydroxyl radicals to decrease potential damage to cells within the body. In addition, vitamin C interacts with glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid, and can regenerate the antioxidant potential of vitamin E. Vitamin C helps in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums. In bone, Vitamin C helps form collagen in the bone matrix while scavenging free radicals that can be detrimental to bones. Vitamin C supplementation has been associated with increased bone mineral density and lower fracture probabilities in adults.
Vitamin C is also essential in the formation of connective tissue and aids in wound healing by decreasing proinflammatory responses and medicating proliferative and remodeling stages in the healing process.
All Douglas Laboratories products are GMO-free. All allergens are disclosed on the label in accordance with Health Canada labeling guidelines for the 11 major allergens: eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood, sesame, soy, sulphites, tree nuts, wheat and gluten. Comprehensive allergen procedures are in place to prevent ingredient cross-contamination during manufacturing and storage.