Vitamin myths again

Labo Longziekten overveld at uia.ua.ac.be
Wed Jun 3 04:06:41 EST 1998


In article <199805290732_MC2-3E7A-4DDD at compuserve.com>, 73071.20 at COMPUSERVE.COM 
("Ralph L. Samson") writes:

>More on the subject of Vitamin C uptake by macrophages under attack.  I
>think more precise results can be obtained by using the most available
>location of macrophages, in the skin.  A test might proceed as follows:
>1. Have subject take a dose of 1000 mg of Vitamin C,
>2. Wait two hours to be sure a good level in blood is established,
>3. Apply some substance or action to an area of skin which will provoke
>       an immune system reaction, perhaps cigarette tar,
>4. Wait 30 minutes for reaction,
>5. Remove substance and take scraping of skin,
>6. Also take quick scraping of an area of untested skin,
>7. Analyze both samples for both ascorbic acid and dehydroascorbic acid,
>8. Compare results.
>This assumes macrophages work pretty much the same everywhere.
>Regards, Ralph
>
>
Doesn't say anything. Besides I know better sources for macrophages.

Frans



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