Ascorbate is a natural source of Vitamin C that is derived from vegetables. It does not require added buffers, such as sodium or magnesium, because it is naturally buffered in its purest form. When compared to the Vitamin C in oranges (ascorbic acid), ascorbate is reported to be equal in strength. There is only one major difference:
- Ascorbate (from vegetables) is naturally buffered for easy absorption.
- Ascorbic acid (from fruit) is not naturally buffered, making it acidic and occasionally upsetting to the stomach.
The most common sources of Vitamin C are fruits like lemons and oranges. These provide ascorbic acid, which can be a little harsh on the body when in its purest form. Vitamin C requires buffers to be absorbed calmly and easily.
Rich’s Vitamin C Ascorbate also contains other vitamins and supplements to promote a healthy body. Read about how the Vitamin C and MSM work together for optimum health.