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[Ester-C: Metabolites Are the Difference | Ester-C: The Gentle Vitamin C
[Ester-C: The All-Around Health Protector]

Ester-C®: Metabolites Are the Difference

In order to receive all the benefits of Vitamin C, our bodies must process it. Some of the vitamin C we ingest is changed into metabolites – naturally occurring breakdown products – that have their own physiological functions different from those of vitamin C itself. 

Ester-C® ascorbate is the only vitamin C supplement produced using a unique water-based process that combines vitamin C with calcium (and in some formulations with other essential minerals).  During the Ester-C® manufacturing process, carefully controlled amounts of vitamin C undergo structural changes similar to those that happen naturally in the body.  The result is a combination of mineral ascorbates and vitamin C metabolites, called Ester-C®

With Ester-C®, vitamin C metabolites, including the beneficial metabolite threonate, are supplied for you, pre-formed in the supplement.  This is what makes Ester-C® body-ready – the only vitamin C supplement containing various forms of vitamin C naturally found in our bodies. 

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Ester-C®: The Gentle Vitamin C

For some people, vitamin C is associated with gastrointestinal discomfort, especially in large doses.  This is due in large part to the acidity of ascorbic acid itself.  Ester-C®’s manufacturing process neutralizes the acidity of ascorbic acid.  You get the nutritional benefits of both vitamin C and essential minerals, in the Ester-C® form that is gentle to your stomach. 

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Ester-C®: The All-Around Health Protector

Vitamin C, America’s most popular vitamin, also is one of the most versatile nutrients.  It is best known for its role in providing cold weather season protection.  Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, helps prevent free radical damage and may support the body’s natural defenses.  Millions of people worldwide became aware of the benefits of vitamin C due to the influence of the late Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr. Linus Pauling, who advocated generous dosages of vitamin C supplements. 

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, was first identified as essential because of its role in the prevention of scurvy, a classic nutrient deficiency disease.  Scurvy is the total breakdown of collagen, the connective protein that binds tissue together.  Although scurvy is rare in modern industrial society, vitamin C still is associated with support for joint function. 

Vitamin C also is associated with promoting capillary health and aiding in the normal development and maintenance of bones, cartilage and teeth. 

Reprinted with exclusive permission from Source Naturals, Inc. 

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