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Calcium Ascorbate is mostly used in dry preparations. Calcium Ascorbate solutions have a tendency to get a moisture up upon long standing. Calcium Ascorbate is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as a chemical preservative (antioxidant) . The proposed monograph on vitamin and mineral products for OCT human use in the Federal Register, March 16, 1979, lists Calcium Ascorbate (as well as sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbyl Palmitate) as accepted sources of vitamin c.