Why do you use ascorbic acid rather than buffered vitamin C?

Because Jigsaw Vitamin C w/SRT™ is specially designed to be taken at what are considered very high doses, we chose to use pure ascorbic acid rather than buffered ascorbate for a number of reasons:

  1. Ascorbic acid is the form mammals make, and that is the form our bodies would make if they could.
  2. To get 1 gram of vitamin C into a small enough tablet to swallow, there is not room for added minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, or sodium (some of the common buffering agents used).
  3. The main need for buffering is that when you "dump" a lot of ascorbic acid into the stomach all at once, it can cause digestive discomfort. Our sustained release technology prevents these side effects without adding a cause for concern that buffered vitamin C can create.

Buffered vitamin C, being bound to minerals, delivers that mineral into the body along with vitamin C. At very high doses, these minerals can overload your body with more than it needs and/or can handle. Too much calcium for example can cause an array of non-beneficial effects in the body - such as constipation, muscle cramps, stiffness of the joints, kidney stones, and calcium deposits in the brain, arteries and soft tissues.

Similarly, while magnesium is a wonderful mineral, using it as a buffering agent for vitamin C is unwise because, at very high doses (such as those requited to take a higher dose of vitamin C), it will cause a laxative effect.

The same principle applies to the other mineral ascorbates as well. Too much of them can cause problems. SRT alleviates the side effects of large amounts of vitamin C without creating a cause for concern as buffered vitamin C can.





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All is well. And your product: Calcium, Magnesium w/SRT, B Vitamin w/SRt have been doing for me what needs to be done. At least that's what I surmise after my endocronoligist tells me that my Calcium and Magnesium levels are where they are suppose to be. Thank you for your product line and service and I plan to continue with you guys. Might in fact I've got to reorder more Calcium. Thank you and Keep up the good work and service that you provide.
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