New and improved Formula, with Bioflavonoids and Synergists, calcium ascorbate, rutin, and acerola. Rutin has strong antioxidant properties, there are indications that rutin can inhibit some cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. Acerola is believed to support the immune system and prevent infections, help in normalizing blood clotting, assist with the absorption of nutrients, cleanse the blood. New research also found that acerola may help protect new cells from DNA damage, as the calcium salt of ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate is hydrolysed in the stomach, yielding calcium and an ascorbate ion. Stomach acid changes the ascorbate ion to ascorbic acid with no net increase in stomach acid levels.