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C FactorTM is designed to counteract time, the environment, and the forces that are harmful to your complexion. At the same time, it protects from future damage by promoting cell renewal, boosting collagen production and providing antioxidant protection.

L. Phillips Brown, DVM Business Development Manager

Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with degrees in Animal Physiology and Veterinary Medicine. He is a veterinarian, a respected educator and a highly sought-after speaker. Since 1989, he has developed and marketed products for the natural foods industry and has served as a consultant to vitamin and supplement companies. At Inter-Cal, Dr. Brown is responsible for developing innovative products and identifying business opportunities.

Jack Hegenauer, Ph.D. Research Manager

Dr. Hegenauer received a Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of Michigan in 1970. Until recently, he was a research professor in the Biology Department at the University of California at San Diego. As Inter-Cal's Research Manager, he is responsible for new product development and quality control as well as ongoing clinical, cellular, biochemical, and veterinary research on vitamin C metabolites. Dr. Hegenauer is the author of more than 120 articles on nutrient metabolism, nutrient fortification of foods, human trace element deficiencies, and analysis of foods.

Copies of Inter-Cal's independent tests are available upon request from Inter-Cal.


Bush, MJ; Verlangieri, AJ. 1987. An acute study on the relative gastrointestinal absorption of a novel form of calcium ascorbate. Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology 57: 137–140.

Fay, MJ. 1992. Possible biological effects of ascorbic acid metabolites on the cellular uptake of ascorbic acid and other compounds. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi, August, 1992.

Fay, MJ; Bush, MJ; Verlangieri, AJ. 1990. Effect of cytochalasin B on the uptake of ascorbic acid and glucose by 3T3 fibroblasts. Mechanism of impaired ascorbate transport in diabetes. Life Sciences 46: 619–624.

Fay, MJ; Bush, MJ; Verlangieri, AJ. 1994. Effect of aldonic acids on the uptake of ascorbic acid by 3T3 mouse fibroblasts and human T–lymphoma cells. General Pharmacology 25: 1465–1469.

Fay, MJ; Verlangieri, AJ. 1991. Stimulatory action of calcium L–threonate on ascorbic acid uptake by a human T–lymphoma cell line. Life Sciences 49: 1377–1381.

Hunt, H; Rice, T. 1995. Comparative efficacy of Inter–Cal "Ester–C® calcium ascorbate. Results of a study prepared for Inter–Cal Corporation, March 1995 by The Life Management Group, Inc., 3262 Holiday Court, Suite 204, La Jolla, CA 92037.

Marshall, G; Watanabe, L. 1994. Evaluation of the tooth erosive characteristics of Ester–C®Zn. Unpublished study from the Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry.

Markham, Richard G. 1989. Compositions and methods of administering vitamin C. United States Patent Number 4,822,816 issued 18 April 1989.

Verlangieri, AJ; Fay, MJ; Bannon, AW. 1991. Comparison of the anti–scorbutic activity of L–ascorbic acid and Ester–C® in the non–ascorbate synthesizing Osteogenic Disorder Shionogi (ODS) rat. Life Sciences 48: 2275–2281.

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