Ascorbyl Palmitate Benefits and Information

Ascorbyl palmitate is a fat-soluble form of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C. Unlike ascorbic acid, which is water-soluble, ascorbyl palmitate is not water-soluable. Consequently ascorbyl palminate can be stored in cell membranes until it is required by the body. Many people think vitamin C (ascorbyl palminate) is only used for immune support, but it has many other important functions. A major role of vitamin C is in manufacturing collagen, a protein that forms the basis of connective tissue - the most abundant tissue in the body. Ascorbyl palmitate is an effective free radical-scavenging antioxidant which promotes skin health and vitality.

Ascorbic Acid vs. Ascorbyl Palmitate

Ascorbic acid is the simplest most readily available form of Vitamin C. However, since ascorbic acid is water soluble, the body will always have problems absorbing it. While the absorption of water soluble vitamin C is quite quick, its penetration in cells is limited. Unlike Vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin, vitamin C is not stored in the body. This makes ascorbyl palmitate a very attractive form of Vitamin C supplementation.

Additional Benefits of Ascorbyl Palmitate

Ascorbyl palmitate, working at the cell membrane, has been shown to provide antioxidant action potential comparable or even greater than that of vitamin E. It also acts synergistically with vitamin E, helping to regenerate the vitamin E radical on a constant basis.


Daily Use: 1-2 500 mg capsules daily preferably with meals.