If you walk into our health food stores at any location of Optimum Health Vitamins, one thing you might notice is the gigantic vitamin wall that makes up the front part of the store. This is where we house all vitamins,
The philosophy behind Ester C® is simple: there is nowhere in nature that humans would find ascorbic acid on its own, without being bonded for stability to some form of
One clinical study showed that Ester-C® increased vitamin C levels in the body. White blood cell levels of Vitamin C were elevated in subjects receiving Ester-C® when measured after
In one published study, individuals sensitive to acidic foods were given one gram of vitamin C as ascorbic acid or as Ester-C.® Subjects reported heartburn "significantly more frequent and severe after intake of ascorbic acid" and subjects rated Ester-C® as tolerated "very good" significantly more than ascorbic acid.² So for anyone who has difficulty tolerating vitamin C, it's comforting to know that Ester-C® is non-acidic and gentle on the stomach.
According to the Livestrong foundation, as Ester-C is manufactured, a combination of mineral ascorbates and metabolites of ascorbic acid form. These metabolites, such as
Because Ester-C is absorbed so well in the body, it's a more efficient supplemental method of allowing ascorbic acid to positively affect the body. A primary role of ascorbic acid is
Another essential role of ascorbic acid is maintaining an effective immune system. The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University cites studies that demonstrate ascorbic acid is an essential component of immunity by stimulating phagocytosis activity and the production of interferon, which protects cells against viral infection and cancer. Ascorbic acid also stimulates
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