Vitamin C Ester

Vitamin C Ester

The Ester form of Vitamin C consists of several molecules of Ascorbic Acid linked together to form one large molecule.  Vitamin C Ester also contains metabolites of Vitamin C such as threonic acid that may increase its bio-availability.

Vitamin C Ester is claimed to be the most bio-available form of Vitamin C (Johnston, 1994). Nowhere in nature that humans would find ascorbic acid on its own. It is always bonded for stability to mineral.

Vitamin C Ester is Calcium Ascorbate which is a unique and exclusive form of vitamin C.

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Production includes using a proprietary, water-based manufacturing process that will result in a pH neutral product containing naturally occurring vitamin C metabolites. These metabolites activate the vitamin C molecules thereby increasing its absorption, distribution and dose of bio-availability (Valerio, 2015).

Sources of natural Vitamin C would include citrus fruits and juice, red and green peppers, broccoli, strawberries and Brussels sprouts.

Benefits of Vitamin C

Benefits of Vitamin C is that it is an essential nutrient in tissue repair. It is also supporting the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters.

Vitamin C counteracts many types of bacterial and viral diseases, inhibit some type of viruses and may help prevent hepatitis.

Vitamin C may help and treat many forms of cancers. It may help prevent rheumatic fever, and immune support. Vitamin C is may be very helpful chelation orally for heavy metals.

General uses of Vitamin C

Vitamin C may be helped with Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc may help prevent AMD to become worse. Vitamin C together with Vitamin E may reduce albuminuria in diabetics. Vitamin C before and for a few days after heart surgery helps prevent irregular heartbeat after heart surgery especially atrial fibrillation.

For a common cold or flu taking 1-3 grams of vitamin C might shorten the course of the cold by 1 to 1.5 days and improve the symptoms and immune response. Limb pain that usually occurs after an injury called complex regional pain syndrome can prevent this type of pain. 

Erythema that is skin redness caused by injury or irritation a cream containing Vitamin C might decrease skin redness. Vitamin C is one of the antioxidants that according to Skin Cancer Association, researched Vitamin C, Vitamin A and E improves actinic keratosis which is a precursor to skin cancer. Using Vitamin C before heavy physical exercise may prevent upper airway infections that can occur after heavy exercise.

Patients that are non-compliant on their gout medication a higher intake of Vitamin C from is linked to a lower risk of gout in men but doesn't help to treat gout itself.

Patients with high cholesterol, Vitamin C might reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol in people with high cholesterol and may aid in lowering blood pressure in patient on medication.

As mentioned, Vitamin C is a good oral chelator. Consuming Vitamin C appropriate dosages seems to lower blood levels of lead. Vitamin C seems to prevent cartilage loss and worsening of symptoms in people with osteoarthritis as it improves the structure of cartilage and soft tissue.

Immune modulating effects of Vitamin C

Autoimmune Diseases

Vitamin C may help to prevent active episodes of (Systemic) Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in patients with existing SLE, may help to prevent Rheumatic Fever and may be useful for the treatment of Sjogren Syndrome (due to its role in the production of Prostaglandin E1) (Horrobin, 1980). 


The major mechanisms of anti-cancer activity of ascorbate (Vitamin C) reflects either its redox, pro-oxidant or enzyme co-factor activity:


Bacterial and viral infections may increase the body's Vitamin C requirements and Vitamin C may help to counteract many types of bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral diseases (Long, 2003). 

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Vitamin C may exert effects against some types of Detrimental Bacteria.


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Mechanism of Action of Immunity by Vitamin C

Vitamin C may stimulate the production of optimal levels of several types of Antibodies. A dose of 1,000 mg of Vitamin C per day can increase Antibodies production by up to 400%. 

Antibodies that may be increased using Vitamin C include (Tanaka, 1994): 


Vitamin C has multiple immune modulating applications to various organisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses. Besides the improvement of anti-infective immunity, it also holds strong ante-cancer immunity, helping the body using its own immunity to guard and fight against the cancer, but also have its own cytotoxic mechanisms.

Dr. Quinten D Fourie 

Aesthetic, Integrative and Regenerative practitioner, Senior medical Officer, Golding Medical Practice


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