PAULING, SZENT-GYORGYI, VITAMIN C AND ME

Patrick patrick at corona.med.utah.edu
Tue May 7 00:01:51 EST 1996


On Mon, 6 May 1996, Richard Kondo wrote:

> 	One repeated criticism regarding the ascorbic acid 
> hypothesis is that ascorbic acid (AA) is water soluble, which means 
> that absorption of AA would probably occur via a transport 
> mechanism.  Such a mechanism would be saturable, and therefore, the 
[...]

It is my understanding that the RDA is the amount of whatever nutrient is 
required to avoid health problems associated with a deficiency...hence, 
they are the minimum required.

> not absorbed and that some of its beneficial impact is achieved in 
> the colon.
[...]

Perhaps it is acting as a free radical scavenger?

patrick



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