What is calcium glycerophosphate?
According to the definition of United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Calcium Glycerophosphate is a mixture, in variable proportions, of calcium (RS)-2,3-dihydroxypropyl phosphate and calcium 2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl)ethyl phosphate, which may be hydrated.
Calcium Glycerophosphate contains NLT 18.6% and NMT 19.4% of calcium (Ca), calculated on the dried basis. To be specific, the commercial quantity of calcium glycerophosphate is a mixture of calcium b-, and D-, and L-a-glycerophosphate.
Physical features of calcium glycerophosphate
Calcium glycerophosphate is a fine white crystalline powder, usually odorless, almost tasteless, and slightly hygroscopic. The molecular formula is C3H7CaO6P and its unique CAS Reg. No. is 27214–00–2.
Calcium glycerophosphate VS conventional calcium supplements
Calcium glycerophosphate is a source of highly bioavailable calcium supplement ingredient and is more readily absorbed, providing phosphorus through glycerophosphate, a precursor of phospholipids in the body.
All of the superior features are characterized by its anion glycerophosphate. Calcium phosphate, the precursor of calcium glycerophosphate, represents a group of calcium salts and minerals that are important for healthy bones and teeth. In fact, bone and teeth are largely comprised of calcium phosphate and its derivatives.
In addition, Calcium glycerophosphate is not just a source of calcium, it is also a source of phosphorus element. Phosphorus is an essential mineral that is required by every cell in the body for normal function. Bound to oxygen in all biological systems, phosphorus is found as phosphate (PO43-) in your body. Approximately 85% of the body’s phosphorus is found in bones and teeth.
Calcium Glycerophosphate Safety
Calcium glycerophosphate is a relatively new dietary ingredient that falls in the category of calcium supplements, but more well-known in the pharma medicine sector.
Calcium glycerophosphate has been archived in the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopeia (EP), etc. for many years. As a pharmacopeia ingredient in so many countries, the safety status of calcium glycerophosphate is guaranteed.
Calcium glycerophosphate has been declared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as generally safe when used as a daily dietary supplement. The FDA’s testing concluded that none of the minerals in the compound are dangerous under normal conditions and they suspect no safety hazards associated with the compound in the future.
In addition, calcium glycerophosphate meets the food grade requirement of the ‘‘Food Chemicals Codex’’(FCC) and is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).
Calcium glycerophosphate specifications
Calcium glycerophosphate is mainly in two forms on the market.: powder form and liquid form (Calcium Glycerophosphate 50% liquid).
Of course, pharmaceutical-grade form and FCC grade form. Calcium glycerophosphate from Cima science is mainly for supplement purpose, and our specifications is in powder form, with specification 99% min.
Where to buy calcium glycerophosphate powder?
There are not so many bulk calcium glycerophosphate powder source at present.
Cima Science Co., Ltd has a production line of producing various glycerophosphate salts, such as calcium glycerophosphate, magnesium glycerophosphate powder, sodium glycerophosphate powder, potassium glycerophosphate powder, etc. These commercial quantity of glycerophosphate salts are extremely popular among our clients who buy our alpha GPC ingredients for their supplement formulas.
Calcium glycerophosphate References:
- calcium glycerophosphate in European pharmacopeia
- calcium glycerophosphate in USP pharmacopeia
- history of calcium glycerophosphate
- Overview of Calcium Phosphates used in Biomimetic Oral Care
- The efficacy of calcium glycerophosphate in the prevention of food-related flares in interstitial cystitis