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Calcium ascorbate dc 97%

Product code: P03017

Calcium Ascorbate is the calcium salt of ascorbic acid.  It can be used both as a nutrient (vitamin C) and as an additive (antioxidant).
 
We have two types of calcium ascorbate available: ‘P03014’ is the regular calcium ascorbate, ‘P03017’ is the DC (Directly Compressible) grade, suitable for tableting.The DC grade material is more granular and is more suitable for tablet/capsule applications. The DC grade material contains 3% HMPC to help with the compressibility and therefore is only 97% calcium ascorbate.
 
Calcium ascorbate might be beneficial over ascorbic acid because it is buffered by the calcium, making it less acidic. This might be beneficial for those who suffer from gastrointestinal side effects when they take other forms of vitamin C. Calcium ascorbate might be beneficial to use over the other commonly used buffered mineral ascorbate (sodium-ascorbate), because it does not contribute sodium.
 
Dosage:
 
Calcium Ascorbate contains 90% Vitamin C and 10% Calcium by mass; this ingredient is 97% Calcium Ascorbate, thereforecontaining 87.3% Vitamin C.  Therefore, to obtain the following label claims, you would require these quantities of Calcium Ascorbate
 
12mg Vitamin C (15%) RI:*  :  13.75mg of DC Grade (97%) Calcium Ascorbate
 
24mg Vitamin C (30%) RI:*  :   27.49mg of DC Grade (97%) Calcium Ascorbate
 
80mg Vitamin C (100%) RI*  :  91.6mg of DC Grade (97%) Calcium Ascorbate
 
 
 
*RI = Reference Intake
 
Calcium-l-ascorbate is a permitted source of vitamin C in the following categories:
 
 
Fortified Foods (Reg. 1925/2006)
 
Food Supps (Directive 2002/46/EC)
 
Infant Formulae & Follow-on formulae (Directive 2006/141/EC, Regulation 609/2013)
 
Processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children (Directive 2006/125/EC, Regulation 609/2013)
 
Foods for Specific Medical Purposes (Regulation 609/2013 (replacing Regulation (EC) N° 953/2009))
 
Total diet replacements for weight control (Regulation 609/2013 (replacing Regulation (EC) N° 953/2009))
 
Food Additive
 
For maximum levels for calcium ascorbate (E 302)as an additive, see Regulation 1333/2008. Calcium Ascorbate is a Group I Additive.
 
The EFSA review on the safety can of calcium ascorbate as an additive can be found here: https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4087 
 

Health Claim

Condition of use

Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise

The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 200 mg vitamin C. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg in addition to the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C increases iron absorption

Source of Vitamin C

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