What Is Ascorbyl Palmitate?
Ascorbyl Palmitate is a highly bioavailable, fat-soluble
derivative of ascorbic acid.*
Uses For Ascorbyl Palmitate
Various Physiological Support Properties:
Ascorbyl palmitate possesses all the benefits of vitamin C, but
unlike the water-soluble form, is able to be stored in the
lipid cell membrane until the body is ready to put it to use.
Vitamin C offers a wide range of support for the human
body. It is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger
supporting cellular and vascular health. Vitamin C has
been reported to promote nitric oxide activity as well as to
help maintain healthy platelet function. It supports the
body’s defense system by enhancing white blood cell
function and activity, and increasing interferon levels,
antibody responses, and secretion of thymic hormones.
Furthermore, this antioxidant has histamine lowering
properties and increases lymphocyte formation. It is
also essential for the formation and maintenance of
intercellular ground substance and collagen, important
for joint health. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron
and the formation of red blood cells and converts folic
acid to its active forms.*
Source for Ascorbyl Palmitate
Ascorbyl palmitate is derived from corn dextrose
fermentation and palm oil.
Potential Side Effects Or Precautions - Ascorbyl
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking
this product. People with the following conditions should
consult their doctor before supplementing with vitamin C:
glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, iron
overload (hemosiderosis or hemochromatosis), history of
kidney stones, or kidney failure. It has been suggested that
people who form calcium oxalate kidney stones should
avoid vitamin C supplements because vitamin C can
convert into oxalate and increase urinary oxalate. Consult
your physician for more information.
Potential Drug Interactions - Ascorbyl Palmitate
Ascorbyl palmitate may react with mixed amphetamines
(a specific amphetamine combination used to treat
narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder) and blood
thinning medications. Consult your physician for more
Ingredients and Dosage
each Ascorbyl Palmitate vegetable capsule contains
ascorbyl palmitate- 500 mg.
1–2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
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3. Jonker D, Lee VS, Hargreaves RJ, Lake BG. Comparison of the effects of
ascorbyl palmitate and L-ascorbic acid on paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity
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protects human erythrocytes from oxidative damage. Free Radic Biol Med
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*This is a statement of nutritional support. This statement has not been
evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This information is for educational purposes only. Consult your physician for
any health problems.
Source: Product Information Sheet from Pure Encapsulations
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