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Ester C, buffered vitamin C formula with citrus bioflavonoids: patented non-acid vitamin C source, important for cell protection, supports healthy immune and brain function, manufactures collagen, aids in iron and vitamin E absorption

This formula is gently buffered and is a great alternative for persons that may experience stomach irritation with ascorbic acid. Ester C® is a patented, non-acidic source of vitamin C. Many physicians recommend taking a buffered form of vitamin C if you are taking it in higher doses. In 1936, Albert Szent-Gyorgi discovered that vitamin C works better in combination with other nutrients, such as bioflavonoids. In other words, he found evidence to support the fact that vitamin C should be considered a complex rather than a single nutrient, much like the vitamin B complex. Bioflavonoids are essential for total Vitamin C effectiveness. This formula contains lemon bioflavonoids, rutin and hesperidin, these bioflavonoids assist Vitamin C in keeping collagen healthy, are essential for proper absorption of Vitamin C and prevent Vitamin C from being destroyed in the body by oxidation. Therefore, bioflavonoids improve and prolong the function of Vitamin C. The body cannot make bioflavonoids, they must be obtained through the diet or nutritional supplements.


Ester C is a patented, buffered form of Vitamin C that is derived from ascorbate. It is a complex that contains essential C metabolism that includes threonate. It does not cause the stomach and digestive distress often caused by ordinary Vitamin C.

Advantages of ESTER-C
  • Several hours after taking Ester-C, the vitamin C concentration in the blood is twice as high as it would be after taking buffered or regular vitamin-C;
  • The loss of vitamin C through urine after taking Ester C is six times lower than after taking ordinary vitamin C;
  • Ester-C is the only form of vitamin C that does not cause digestive problems, not even when using large amounts;
  • Ester-C is the only form of vitamin C that does not affect tooth enamel. Ordinary vitamin C, especially the popular "chewable form,” is very bad for teeth and should be strongly discouraged.
  • It is processed in purified water instead of solvents which makes it a purer form of vitamin C;
  • It contains calcium threonate, which makes this form of vitamin C four times more bioavailable than other forms of vitamin C.

Research Indicates:
  • May support healthy immune function
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • May help minimize the effects of bruising
  • Important for gum health
  • Prevents scurvy
  • Aids in absorption of vitamin E
  • May support healthy histamine response
  • May support healthy cardiovascular function
  • Essential for the production of collagen
  • Shown to strengthen blood vessels
  • May support healthy brain function
  • May increase iron absorption
  • Essential for proper adrenal gland function
  • May promote healthy healing of wounds and burns

Dosage: t
he RDA for Vitamin C is 60 mgs per day


  • Large doses of Vitamin C may interfere with the body’s absorption of copper and selenium
  • Persons with kidney stones, kidney disease or hemochromatosis should not exceed 500 mg per day and should consult a health care practitioner prior to using Vitamin C containing products
  • If you are pregnant or lactating consult your health care practitioner prior to taking Vitamin C.

Bioflavonoids (lemon bioflavonoids, rutin, hesperidin)

Bioflavonoids are water-soluble plant pigments. They are naturally occurring chemical compounds that are important to maintaining optimal health. A scientist named Albert Szent-Gyorgi who called them “vitamin P” discovered them in 1936. Since then, over 4000 bioflavonoids have been identified and scientists believe that many more will be discovered in the future. The term bioflavonoid refers to many different ingredients and includes hesperidin, citrus biofalvonoids, rutin, quercetin, to mention a few. They perform a wide range of functions, for example: they protect capillaries, prevent bruising, and provide support for a number of other biological functions. Most importantly, bioflavonoids enhance the effects of Vitamin C by improving absorption and protecting it from oxidation. Conversely, bioflavonoids work best when given with Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids along with Vitamin C are also essential to skin health. To summarize, as a group with other polyphenols, flavonoids have been linked to many health benefits as a result of their antioxidant properties.

Research Indicates

  • May support healthy cardiovascular function
  • May enhances the effects of Vitamin C
  • Shown to strengthen & increase permeability of capillaries
  • May support healthy eye function
  • Acts as a powerful antioxidant
  • Assists the body with transmitting nerve impulses
  • May support healthy inflammation response
  • May protect low density lipoproteins (LDLs) from oxidation
  • May support healthy immune function

: typical daily dosage ranges from 20-60 mgs.

Cautions: If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner prior to taking bioflavonoids.

Suggested use: take one or two capsules daily with a meal.

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