Nutribiotic - Ascorbate Bio-C Crystalline Powder with Bioflavonoids and Minerals - 8 oz. (227 g)
NutriBiotic Buffered Ascorbate Bio-C is an effervescent powder delivering vitamin C, antioxidant bioflavonoids from lemon, and an array of highly bioavailable minerals in a readily soluble form.
Since vitamin C is not produced by the body, it must be replenished daily. Vitamin C is often found in nature accompanied by minerals and bioflavonoids, a group of water-soluble plant pigments. Bioflavonoids work synergistically with vitamin C and various minerals in the body to play an important role supporting numerous biochemical reactions, such as normal fluid balance, the function of various enzyme systems, tissue growth and repair, and strengthening the walls of blood vessels.
- With Bioflavonoids and Minerals
- Effervescent crystalline powder
- Buffered pH* 5.8
- Made without gluten and GMOs
- A significant source of calcium and other key minerals
When Ascorbate Bio-C is added to a liquid, the vitamin C and minerals react to create natural carbonation (effervescence) to form mineral ascorbates. In ascorbate form, minerals buffer the acidity of vitamin C, while combining with it to create a potent delivery system. The end result is a buffered vitamin C in liquid form, providing easy-to-assimilate minerals, as ascorbates, with the industry's most potent 50% bioflavonoid extract.
What are bioflavonoids and where do they come from?
Bioflavonoids are co-factors always found with vitamin C in nature. The Bioflavonoid Complex in this product possesses the highest level of active compounds available. Bioflavonoids provide a wide range of physiological benefits. They are derived from the inner peel (albedo) of lemons. First, the peel is removed, dried, and powdered, yielding a product with 3% flavonoid activity. Then through added natural and rigorously controlled extraction and filtration methods, the flavonoid concentration is increased to the industry's highest level: 50%. When you purchase any NutriBiotic product containing bioflavonoids, you will always be sure you are receiving a 50% extract.
What is the process of making the ascorbic acid that is in the Ascorbate Bio-C?
The manufacturing procedure for the ascorbic acid involves 15 steps:
- Steps 1 thru 9 (Starch Hydrolysis): Vegetable starch is broken down into simple sugar (D-Glucose) by the action of heat and enzymes.
- Step 10 (Hydrogenation): D-Glucose is converted into D-Sorbitol.
- Step 11 (Fermentation): D Sorbitol is converted into L-Sorbose.
- Step 12 (Acetonation): L-Sorbose is combined with an acid at low temperatures.
- Step 13 (Oxidation): The product is then oxidized with a catalyst, acidified, washed and dried forming L-Gluconic Acid.
- Step 14 (Hydrolysis): L-Gluconic Acid is treated with hydrochloric acid forming crude ascorbic acid.
- Step 15 (Recrystallization): The crude ascorbic acid is filtered, purified and milled into a fine crystalline powder.
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