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Ascorbic acid origin and excipients

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.