Why is there vitamin C in the CellSentials Core Minerals tablet?
USANA uses Poly C, which is a unique blend of mineral ascorbates, rather than ascorbic acid to provide vitamin C in the CellSentials. This mixture of ascorbates has been shown to provide and maintain higher levels of vitamin C in the blood than from equal amounts of ascorbic acid alone. Poly C is a combination of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc ascorbates, all of which contain the corresponding mineral bound with the ascorbate. In the Core Minerals, USANA has chosen to use calcium ascorbate and magnesium ascorbate to provide both vitamin C and magnesium/calcium. As such it has multiple benefits. It provides both minerals and vitamin C in one tablet, in highly bioavailable forms, and it gave us more room in the Vita Antioxidant tablet to add some very important nutrients there (such as the Incelligence Complex, increased choline, mixed carotenoids, additional mixed tocopherols, vitamin K, etc)