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► All is Good BUT This is NOT a Non-GMO Vitamin C Product !
Posted by 3827GreenWood on Nov 29, 2013
This Calcium Ascorbate product offered by Now Foods combines Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) with Calcium Carbonate. Calcium Ascorbate is a form of Vitamin C which is much more readily absorbed in the blood stream than the other forms of calcium. Importantly, Calcium is coupled with Vitamin C to deliver the benefits of both Calcium & Vitamin C. All is good with this Vitamin C product except it is NOT a Non-GMO product. It means, this is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) product. If you take a Vitamin C supplement with Ascorbic Acid and you guessed it, you are likely consuming a supplement with GMO origins, unless the corn was certified organic. The main source for Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C is corn which extensively corrupt material made by Monsanto and others. In fact, 98% of corn crops are GMO tainted. Regarding the taste, with the pH level in the range of 7 to 7.5, it's pH neutral, very gentle to stomach and basically almost tasteless when mixed in water with no sweetener/flavouring ingredient added. This product is suitable for those who are sensitive to strong acidic or have gastric irritation. However, if you are looking for something Non-GMO Vitamin C product, this will not suit you. I am a strong advocate on scientific medical research and evidence-based information, and constantly want to differentiate between marketing hyperbole and real world effects. I hope you'll find my review Helpful to you. Best wishes and good health to everyone!
Vitamin C as Calcium Ascorbate Powder
Posted by Reviewer1434258 on Oct 17, 2011
This form of vitamin C may be taken at high-dosage without any side effects. Linus Pauling used calcium ascorbate for his research into the many, many benefits of vitamin C. Dr. Levy wrote a book, "Curing the Incurable", describing the amazing cures he obtained in his own medical practice by infusing patients with 100,000mg IV of vitamin C, including reversing otherwise fatal doses of poisons and curing cancer. Calcium ascorbate powder is easily dissolved in water or juice in order to achieve high doses of C, plus it supplies calcium and supports an alkaline diet.
Tastes better than the other one.
Posted by Jennie on Aug 24, 2009
This taste better than the other vitamin C powder by Now Foods. I can't remember the name but it's the one with rose hip. This one has a bit of a tart/chalky taste but when mixed with juice you can't taste it all as whereas the other one would alter the taste of the juice.
Helpful for autism symptoms
Posted by Reviewer1559455 on Sep 14, 2008
This vitamin C powder given every few hours has helped my autistic son with his gut issues. dory
Love this porduct!
Posted by Reviewer2934919 on Nov 13, 2007
Excellent value. The product is a very high quality and mixes well with drinks.
Posted by Reviewer1639009 on May 18, 2009
I mix this in with a drink with Super Collagen and a Whey powder. After catching things constantly, this mix seems to be helping me overcome tiredness and I heal faster.
No upset stomach.
Posted by Reviewer2833445 on Oct 29, 2007
I take in mega-doses to ward off colds and flu. No upset stomach.
Posted by Reviewer1683734 on Jul 10, 2011
This I combine with the L-Citrulline powder and the pure L-Arginine to help me rid my circulatory tubes from build up over the years. It has been a benefit and I only wish all three could be placed together in the one container. I would be your first customer
Less expensive than other brands.
Posted by Reviewer1710429 on Nov 16, 2009
This powder version is very easily dissolved in juice, tea, coffee. As long as you have at least 6oz. of drink, you will not notice a taste. The taste is bitter straight up or mixed in water. Since it's buffered with calcium, you have to make sure you don't take too much. My son's pediatrician recommends 1/2 teaspoon (about 1,600 mg of vitamin C) per day, and that's 200 mg of calcium, which the doctor said is not very absorbed by the body.
Posted by Reviewer2688941 on Oct 17, 2008
This is a great form of C, easy to mix with juice and not objectionable in taste. Try it at the first sign of a cold -- it really helps!