Ester-C® Plus is a unique form of vitamin C that is created through a patented, water-based process that combines vitamin C and calcium. Ester-C® Plus is non-acidic and should be well tolerated by those who are sensitive to the acidic nature of ascorbic acid.
Vitamin C has numerous biological functions. Foremost, it helps in the formation of connective tissue, as vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of collagen. It is this role of vitamin C in the formation of connective tissue that makes it essential for the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums. Vitamin C is the required coenzyme for two groups of enzymes that catalyze the cross-linking of collagen fibers making vitamin C essential for wound healing. Vitamin C is among the most powerful antioxidants as laboratory studies show that vitamin C protects lipids in plasma and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) against atherogenic peroxidative damage.
Ester-C® also contains bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids have been shown in clinical research to increase the bioavailability and absorption of vitamin C in supplemental form compared to vitamin C taken alone.
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.