Related Technical Questions with the product:
I would like information about the non-acidic vitamins C and the sustained-release vitamin C ascorbic acid, which is better absorbed, which remains in the body longer and which participates and is better integrated in cellular metabolism.
R) To answer your question it is necessary to analyze all forms of vitamin C available in supplement form.
Ascorbic acid is the form of vitamin C that is found naturally in food. It has good bioavailability, but some people find it too acidic in the gut and cannot tolerate high doses.
Mineral ascorbates such as calcium magnesium ascorbate are often referred to as “buffered” vitamin C. Many people consider them to be milder forms of vitamin C that are better tolerated by the intestines and stomach. However, it is important to consider the accompanying mineral dosage (calcium, magnesium, etc.) when taking higher levels. Clinical trials have shown that calcium ascorbate was better absorbed and therefore was present at higher plasma levels than ascorbic acid.
Ester-C® is a proprietary form of vitamin C (primarily calcium ascorbate) that has been shown to be well absorbed and tolerated in the intestine like other mineral ascorbates. In their literature, the manufacturers claim that metabolites, especially threonate, increase the bioavailability of vitamin C in this product, and they indicate that they have conducted a human study demonstrating increased bioavailability of vitamin C.
Extended-release vitamin C is often the preferred option, as vitamin C has better bioavailability when taken in smaller doses throughout the day. A time-release formula aims to solve this problem without taking multiple tablets, releasing vitamin C slowly throughout the day. Additionally, studies have shown that ascorbic acid, combined with citrus bioflavonoids, is more bioavailable than the synthetic form of ascorbic acid alone. Bioflavonoids increase the bioavailability of Vitamin C by 35%. The addition of Rosehip in the product further increases its bioavailability.[/lightweight-accordion] [lightweight-accordion title="> Ascorbic acid origin and excipients" title_tag="h2"]
I would like to know if this product: Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid – 250g powder is obtained from corn and if it has any type of excipients or anti-caking agents.
R/ Currently the source of our vitamin C is achieved through fermentation, which provides a chemical structure identical to vitamin C found in food. The forms of vitamin C that we have in the Lamberts® range are produced from an ascorbic acid base, and the ascorbic acid is synthetically produced from a glucose starter (this could be corn or beets, Non-GM).
Vitamin C can appear in the following forms: Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbate, Calcium Ascorbate, Ester C, Gentle C, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
At Lamberts we use high purity or pharmaceutical grade nutrients. Grade Bp (British Pharmacopoeia) or USP grade (United States Pharmacopoeia), and the natural ingredients that are used in its preparation are the best. These go through a routine chemical analysis process to detect undesirable substances that could contaminate the product at the time of production. We try to avoid unnecessary additives or excipients (inactive ingredients). Ascorbic Acid, because it is a powder, does not contain excipients in its preparation, as is the case with tablets or capsules.
Ingredients should be listed on the labels by weight and in descending order. All ingredients selected by LAMBERTS® are approved by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
The active ingredients are responsible for the biological activity expected from the product and are described on the labels in: “Nutritional Information”. Most LAMBERTS® products do not contain any of the ingredients known to cause allergic reactions in some sensitive individuals. They do not contain: wheat, gluten, barley, soy, eggs, milk and dairy products, lactose, nuts, sulfites, celery, fish, shellfish and yeast. When an allergen such as soy is present, it is clearly described on the product label (in bold), as it is also a legal obligation to report it.
In addition, Lamberts Healthcare Ltd, in the United Kingdom, has been in the market for more than 30 years, with which it has a reputation within the field of food supplements at European level.[/lightweight-accordion] [lightweight-accordion title="> Formulation of powder ascorbic acid" title_tag="h2"]
I would like to know what type of formulation Lamberts powder has ascorbic acid. There are many for sale and since vitamin C oxidizes very quickly in contact with air, I wondered if it chemically has any modification that makes it more durable.
R/ Our ascorbic acid is pure ascorbic acid and has not had any chemical alteration. Although it is prone to oxidation, our packaging is tested with the dose and the shelf life of the nutrient, it is within its specifications.
There are 5 parameters that affect the degradation of ascorbic acid: oxygen, metal ions, pH, light and temperature.
Oxidation of ascorbic acid can be reduced / avoided if no oxidant is present. When left open to air, ascorbic acid is prone to oxidation, but if our containers are kept closed when not in use, the amount of oxygen that enters and oxidizes ascorbic acid will be limited. Although opening and closing several times a day will allow oxygen to enter, the product has been tested to ensure it meets the specifications and the shelf life of 2 years.
It is known that light influences the rate of oxidation of vitamin C. Although the general advice is to keep it in a dark place, our HDPE containers act as an effective barrier against light.
The temperature determines the movement of the molecules, the higher the temperature, the more atoms and molecules will move. This makes it more likely that the molecules will find each other and, therefore, react. Therefore, a higher temperature often results in a higher reaction rate. This is also the case with the oxidation of vitamin C, while our HDPE containers (High Density Polyethylene) provide some protection against temperature, so we also recommend storage in a cool place.[/lightweight-accordion] [lightweight-accordion title="> Elastin and collagen for the joints" title_tag="h2"]
I wanted to know if you have a product that provides elastin and collagen for the joints.
A/ We do not have any product that provides collagen directly, instead we have products with nutrients that help increase the natural production of collagen in the body. Below we summarize the nutrients that could be useful for that purpose.
It is believed that the substances called anthocyanidins (powerful antioxidants belonging to the family of flavonoids, vegetable chemicals) help to increase the amount of vitamin C in your body, as well as to strengthen collagen. They can also increase the production of elastin, a substance that gives the skin its elasticity. The anthocyanidins are found in the skin of dark fruits and with varied colors such as: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and red grapes. Flavonoids are the pigments that give these fruits their distinctive color. Another way to consume them is in the form of a nutritional supplement.
Silicon, although found only in minute quantities in the body, is necessary for cell growth and is present in almost all structurally strong tissues such as arteries, tendons, trachea, connective tissue, hair, cornea and nails. Good dietary sources of silicon are cereals such as oats, barley and rice, but refining processes can eliminate much of this mineral away. Silicon contributes to the structure and elasticity of the connective tissue and seems to play an important role in bone synthesis and cartilage collagen.[/lightweight-accordion] [lightweight-accordion title="> Ascorbic Acid o pure Vitamin C" title_tag="h2"]
I would like to buy vitamin C from LAMBERTS®, but I do not see clear whether it is ascorbic acid or pure vitamin C, because I have been advised not to buy ascorbic acid because it is not exactly vitamin C.
R/ Ascorbic acid is the most common form of vitamin C found in nutritional supplements and is also the form found in foods. Therefore, it is not true that ascorbic acid is not pure vitamin C as you have been informed.
On the other hand, vitamin C can be obtained naturally and synthetically. The natural sources are levorotatory ascorbic acid (L-isomer) and levorotatory sodium ascorbate, present in different foods. Most of the production of vitamin C used to be synthetic; however, today most of the world production is obtained via fermentation with microorganisms that constitutes a natural form of production.
Synthetic ascorbic acid produced from corn is increasingly disused, however, even though Lamberts obtains its vitamin C from natural sources, the affirmation maintained in certain media, that synthetic vitamin C has less bioavailability and activates than a natural vitamin C, totally and absolutely lacking clinical evidence that can sustain it.
There are other chemical forms of vitamin C that are called mineral ascorbates. In this type of vitamin C, minerals are combined with ascorbic acid, resulting in less acidic mineral salts of ascorbic acid. Their pH is 5 to 7. Therefore, in theory they are less irritating to the gastric mucosa than ascorbic acid, however, there does not appear to be conclusive clinical evidence that this is so. Calcium ascorbate, sodium ascorbate, potassium ascorbate and magnesium are the most common forms.
What some studies have shown is that ascorbic acid combined with citrus bioflavonoids is more bioavailable than the synthetic form of ascorbic acid alone (Marti, Mena et al., 2009). Indeed, in nature, vitamin C is present together with other substances, which help increase its absorption and bioavailability.
On the other hand, the rose hip is one of the plant sources richest in vitamin C, since approximately 7% of its weight corresponds to the vitamin.
The most popular formulations of Lamberts, following these strict clinical parameters, are those that combine ascorbic acid of vegetable origin with citrus bioflavonoids and rosehips. These formulations are usually of time release to avoid any possibility of acidification in the organism.
However, we also have vitamin C in the form of calcium ascorbate in other formulations, to satisfy users who prefer the administration of this form of vitamin C or require ingesting large doses of it by indication of a health professional.[/lightweight-accordion] [lightweight-accordion title="> Non-acidic vitamin C for infections" title_tag="h2"]
What option of non-acidic vitamin C, would be better for infections?: Gentle C, Ester C or Ascorbic Acid?
R/ With the exception of the original form of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), all other options are valid. Gentle C provides calcium, so the choice depends on other needs. If calcium intake is preferred then the Gentle C is the best option. Any of the other two are useful and you may adjust the dose.[/lightweight-accordion] [lightweight-accordion title="> Vitamin C: Raw Material" title_tag="h2"]
Where did the raw material of Vitamin C ?.
R/ We currently source our Vitamin C from Japan.[/lightweight-accordion] [lightweight-accordion title="> What excipients your vitamin C has in the Ascorbic acid form?" title_tag="h2"]
I wonder what excipients carries your vitamin C in the form of Ascorbic acid, or if it is completely pure.
R/ vitamin C powder of LAMBERTS® does not produce problems for celiac disease. However, if you allow me the recommendation, given that your gut is certainly very sensitive, possibly within the forms of vitamin C powder (which has no excipients that are used to compress or tableting), Ascorbate of calcium instead of Ascorbic acid (vitamin C pure), it would be better. The calcium Ascorbate is a presentation of Ascorbic acid with a small amount of calcium which prevents the acidity of Ascorbic acid and is more suitable for sensitive digestive systems. Each ¼ teaspoon dose contains: 897 mg of Ascorbic acid and 103 mg calcium. The form of Ascorbic acid contains only Ascorbic acid, i.e. by the same amount-dosage contains 1000 mg of Ascorbic acid.[/lightweight-accordion]