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How Synthetic Vitamin C Is Made?
Ascorbic Acid is the common name for Synthetic
Vitamin C which is used by
most vitamin companies. Other forms include; Calcium Ascorbate (Buffered Vitamin
C) and Sodium Ascorbate (Buffered Vitamin C).
Ascorbic Acid is synthesized from vegetable starch which is then converted to
glucose by enzymatic treatment. The glucose is then converted to sorbitol by
catalytic hydrogenation. The sobitol is then fermented forming sorbose. Sorbose
is then reacted with acetone and sulfuric acid. This is then oxidized with
sodium hydroxide and a catalyst.
The next step is acidification, forming gulonic acid, which is washed, and dried
and then treated with alcohol and hydrochloric acid. The result is crude
ascorbic acid which is filtered, then purified by crystallization from alcohol.
Calcium Ascorbate (buffered
Vitamin C) is made by precipitating ascorbic acid
and calcium carbonate in alcohol. The final product is filtered and dried. Its
amazing that the body even absorbs ascorbic acid as a vitamin! If you would
prefer a natural source of Vitamin C read about the Phytovitamins
Whole Food Vitamin
Did you know that most brands of
Vitamin C are
synthesized in a laboratory ? PhytoVitamin's Vitamin C has been naturally
derived from plant sources and is not synthesized.
Vitamin C: Extensive research has been carried out to determine the
antioxidant properties of Vitamin C . Research shows that a high intake of
Vitamin C supercharges some of the immune systems most important defense cells.
This allows your immune system to increase its resistance to a host of ailments
from the common cold, gums, joints, artery walls and skin.
Food Vitamin C. has been naturally derived from plant sources and is not
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