Pack Size: 2 x 60s
(INGRDIENTS FROM USA)
Calcium Ascorbate 1261.10mg (Providing 1000mg Vitamin C)
Zinc Methionine 75mg (Providing 15mg of Zinc)
L-OptiZinc is a trademark of Zinc Methionine used in this product by Lonza Consumer Health, USA.
1 CAPLET PER DAY (WITH FOOD)
DOSAGE FORM: CAPLET
MAL No: MAL21016030NC
Vitamin C supplements are often taken because they are known to help support the immune system.
There are many different forms on the market
– tablets, chewable tablets, powders and liquids.
You can also get different types of Vitamin C
– ascorbic acid which is the major dietary form, and mineral ascorbates such as sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium ascorbates.
Ascorbic acid is the pure form of vitamin C, and as the name suggests, it’s ACIDIC.
Vitamin C is generally well tolerated. For some people though, the pure ascorbic acid form may be too acidic and cause some irritation through the digestive system. An upset stomach or diarrhea may result.
If this is the case, then a NON-ACIDIC form of vitamin C could be a suitable alternative.
When ascorbic acid is bound with a mineral such as calcium or sodium, it becomes buffered and this changes it to a non-acidic form of vitamin C.
This results in a substance that resists changes in pH, providing a better formulation choice for those with sensitive stomachs.
Buffered forms of vitamin C are gentle on the stomach, but you still get all the regular benefits of Vitamin C, which includes:
Duoleaf Vitamin C Plus is made from Calcum Ascorbate making it non-acidic with high quality strength that contains 1000mg of vitamin C hence it does not irritate the gastric acid after consumed. In addition, provides calcium to strengthen the bones.
When ingested, Calcium Ascorbate is hydrolyzed in the stomach to give calcium and ascorbate ion. The HCl in the stomach converts this ascorbate ion to ascorbic acid. Thus there is no net increase in the acid concentration in the stomach.
The free ascorbate ion may again chelate with the calcium & is readily assimilated. This temporary chelation of ascorbate ion with calcium protects it from oxidation to dehydro ascorbic acid and subsequent rapid oxidative degradation in the duodenum.